Va Benefits

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Veterans, Dependants, National Guard Members & Reservists

Guide to receiving your GI Bill benefits while attending WGU

What steps do I need to take to be certified to receive my MGIB benefits?

➢ Decide which program you wish to enter and verify that it is approved with the Utah State Approving Agency and the VA. Refer to the list of approved programs on the WGU website. Select the Tuition & Financial Aid tab on the WGU home page and the VA & Military section in the drop down list.

➢ Complete and submit to the VA an “Application for VA Education Benefits” (Form 22-1990) OR if you have received benefits before, a ”Request for Change of Program” (Form 22-1995) Chapter 35 students should fill out Form
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The 1st installment is due by the 25th of the month prior to your start and the 2nd installment is due by the 15th day of the 2nd month of your term. You will not receive a VA payment until around the middle of the 2nd month of your term at the very earliest.

We also have a 2-payment plan available.

If you have been awarded Financial Aid, PAYMENT IS NOT REQUIRED unless you have a balance remaining once these funds have been applied.

➢ Complete the VA Addendum and return it to the VA Department at WGU.

➢ Submit a copy of your DD-214 to the VA Department at WGU if you are not longer on active duty.

➢ Send your Military Transcripts for all training exercises completed to our Admissions Office. (Your own copy of your transcript is not considered official unless it is sealed.). It is up to WGU to determine prior credit, and official transcripts are the only acceptable documentation (a DD214 is insufficient) Transcript requests can be made on the internet at the following locations:

Army: http://aarts.army.mil/ Navy/Marines https://smart.navy.mil/smart/dodMandatoryBannerForm/submit.do Air Force: http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp Coast Guard: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cgi/ro/official_transcript.asp

******************************** ➢ Arrange for transcripts from all previously

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