First-time student's guide to GI Bill and VA education benefits
To begin your benefits, you must first complete the application online through the GI Bill website. Please understand this application can take 14-90
days for the VA to process. If you are an active service member interested in transferring
benefits to a dependent, please see transferring benefits to dependents.
Register for classes. Remember, only the courses that are applicable to your degree
program can be certified for VA benefits. You should work with an academic advisor
and refer to Degree Works to confirm that courses are applicable to your program. Useful links:
We do not require a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility in order to begin your
benefits, however this document, a DD214 or a copy of a military ID and the Application for Resident Tuition Assessment are needed to grant you residency (in-state tuition) as a military/veteran student.
Check your UAF email address frequently. Confirmation of certifications, issues with
course certifications, newsletters, and other important, time sensitive information
will be sent to your e-mail address only.
Stay involved! Connect to Veteran Services on Blackboard.