Apply for Benefits

First Time GI Bill Benefit User

If this is, your first time using your G.I. Bill Benefits please follow the instructions listed below to get started.

  1. Apply online at vets.gov
  2. Once the application on vets.govhas been completed, the VA will send the student a Certificate of Eligibility (COE).
    1. Once you have received your Certificate of Eligibility please send a copy to militaryaffairs@averett.edu
  3. Once you have sent a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the school certifying official please visit ebenefits.va.gov. Click register on the top right corner of the page.
  4. After you apply, use VA’s interactive mapto find out how quickly your regional office is processing education claims. Your education benefits are processed at one of three specialized regional claims processing centers in Buffalo, NY; Muskogee, OK; and St. Louis, MO.

For help with your application, finding out when VA education benefits will be approved but he VA, when you will receive payment and help with form and the ebenfits website please contact the GI Bill Hotline at 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551)

GI Bill Benefits used at another Institution & Transfer of entitlement

If you have used your G.I. Bill benefits at another University and want to have them transferred to Averett University please follow the instructions below to get started

  1. Apply online at vets.gov
    1. VA Form 22-1995 (Military Service members, Veterans, reservists, and Transfer or Entitlement Dependents)
    2. VA Form 22-5495 (Dependents of permanently and totally disabled or deceased veterans/Fry Scholarships recipients)
  2. Once you have received your Certificate of Eligibility please send a copy to militaryaffairs@averett.edu
  3. Once you have sent a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the school certifying official, please visit ebenefits.va.gov. Click register on the top right corner of the page
  4. After you apply, use VA’s interactive mapto find out how quickly your regional office is processing education claims. Your education benefits are processed at one of three specialized regional claims processing centers in Buffalo, NY; Muskogee, OK; and St. Louis, MO.

For help with your application, finding out when VA education benefits will be approved but he VA, when you will receive payment and help with form and the ebenfits website please contact the GI Bill Hotline at 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551)