Future Students

The Office of Military and Veterans Student Services is a centralized office designed to provide comprehensive resources to veterans and military related personnel who are utilizing VA and tuition assistant educational benefits.

Our office and the Military and Program Advisors provide guidance on certification requirements and act as liaisons between UDC and the Department of Veterans Affairs, while assisting you in your transition form the military to being a student. In addition to you using your educational benefits, our goal and mission is centered on our students’ success in their academic studies; which includes making sure each recipient understand the policies and regulations of each benefit.

If you have questions pertaining to payment, availability of benefit or approvals, please call the regional VA Office at 1-888-442-4551 or go to the GI Bill website.

New Students

The University of the District of Columbia’s VA Certifying Official works to correctly and quickly process your education benefits claim. Therefore, it is very important to submit all of the required documentation, and to make sure they are complete and accurate.

To facilitate your certification to the Department of VA; you must be certified each semester for which you use VA education benefits.

If you are applying for VA Educational Benefits for the first time

Apply for VA Educational Benefits at www.gibill.va.gov and complete one of the following applications:

  1. VA Form 22-1990 for:
  1. Active Duty Service (Veteran)
  2. Reservist
  3. National Guardsman
    1. VA Form 22-5490 for:
  1. Spouses / Dependents’
  2. John Fry Scholarship
    1. VA Form 22-1990e for:
  1. Transfer of Entitlement (TOE / TEB)

**You must also submit UDC VA Education Enrollment Request Form **

Transfer Student

The University of the District of Columbia’s VA Certifying Official works to correctly and quickly process your education benefits claim. Therefore, it is very important to submit all of the required documentation, and to make sure they are complete and accurate.

To facilitate your certification to the Department of VA; you must be certified each semester for which you use VA education benefits.

If you have utilized benefits before, but are changing institutions, complete the following forms at www.gibill.va.gov:

  1. VA Form 22-1995 for:
  1. Active Duty Service (Veteran)
  2.  Reservist
  3. National Guardsman
  4. Transfer of Entitlement (TOE/TEB)
  1. VA Form 22-5495 for:

a)   Spouses / Dependents’

b)   John Fry Scholarship

**You must also complete UDC VA Education Enrollment Request Form **

Transient Students

The University of the District of Columbia’s VA Certifying Official works to correctly and quickly process your education benefits claim. Therefore, it is very important to submit all of the required documentation, and to make sure they are complete and accurate.

To facilitate your certification to the Department of VA; you must be certified each semester for which you use VA education benefits.

If you are taking classes at another institution and the classes are required for your major/approved minor at EMU; you will need to submit a copy of your class schedule and submit it to EMU Veteran Services. EMU Veteran Service Office will submit a letter to the institution you are attending verifying your classes are required and that institution will certify your benefits for classes taken there.

ALSO

If you are taking classes at UDC and the classes are required for your major/approved minor at another institution; you will need to submit a copy of your class schedule to that institution.  The institution will then supply UDC with a letter verifying your classes are required and that UDC will certify your benefits for classes taken here

**You must also submit UDC VA Education Enrollment Request Form **

Office of Military and Veteran Student Affairs

University of the District of Columbia
202.274.6099 (UDC)
military@udc.edu

Important Information

All students seeking to receive VA Educational Benefits; must complete a UDC VA Education Enrollment Form