FAQs for Military Students
If you have questions about attending college as a military student or veteran, we’re here to help. Review our
frequently asked questions to find the answers.
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Use the Comparison Tool to ensure you are choosing the right benefits for your situation.
We’ve detailed the VA forms you might need, below. Access a complete list of educational forms to learn more.
VA Form 22-1990: Application for VA education benefits
First-time users who have never applied for GI Bill® benefits should use this form.
VA Form 22-1995: Request for a change of program or place of training
Are you changing your college or program of study after already using any portion of your GI Bill®? Use this form
VA Form 22-5490: Application for survivors’ and dependents’ education assistance
This form is for any student who is using VA education benefits Chapter 35 for the first time due to a service-related disability or the death of a parent or spouse.
VA Form 22-5495: Request for a change of program or place of training for survivors’ and dependents’
This form is used if you have ever used any portion of your Chapter 35 benefit and you are changing your college or program of study.
Review the Chapter details below to decide which one’s best for you:
- Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation
- Chapter 33: Post-911 active duty, reservists, National Guard
- Chapter 35: Spouse and children of 100% disabled or deceased veterans
- Chapter 1606: Reservist and guardsman
- Chapter 1607: Reservist and guardsman with special deployment requirements
Get details on each benefit program.