Veterans Benefits Office

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All of SNU's education programs, including our Professional and Graduate Studies programs, are VA approved. For more specific information on how your VA Education Benefits will work according to your educational goals, please contact  Veteran Services.

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1. To apply for Education Benefits, go to Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP).

  • If you have used benefits at a previous institution or will be changing your program, you must submit your the Change of Program/Place of Training form available through the VONAPP website:
    • Service members who have previously utilized benefits at a different educational institution use form 22-1995
    • First time education benefit applicants use form 22-1990
    • Dependents of Service members use form 22-5495
  • A notice will be sent to you stating the benefits for which you are eligible, called a Certificate of Eligibility, which must be submitted to the Veteran Services Office at SNU when received. Those who qualify for chapter 1606 or 1607 will need to submit a Notice of Basic Eligibility to the Veteran Service Office as well.
2. Receive Certification of Your Benefits: Your SNU Certifying Official will certify your benefits according to your enrollment and billed cost of tuition and required fees. This certification communicates your enrollment and expenses to the VA electronically so they can award your eligible benefits. Expect a 2-10 week time frame for all benefits to be received.
  • If you receive Chapter 30, 1606 or 1607, you must complete a Student Verification of Enrollment on the last day of the month or first day for the previous month. This is done through the W.A.V.E. portal.

3. Receive Re-certification of Your Benefits by Term: Your SNU Certifying Official will certify your benefits by term or class (PGS students) in advance to ensure timely awarding of benefits. You must notify the Office of Veteran Services of all enrollment changes as far in advance as possible. If you register for a class, drop a class or change programs, notify the SNU Veteran Services Office immediately.

Important VA Phone Numbers:

VA Education Hot Line: 1-888-442-4551
Monthly Verification of Attendance: 1-877-823-2378
Direct Deposit: 1-877-838-2778
Other VA Benefits: 1-800-827-1000