Applications Instructions

Eligibility:

1. You have not used the GI Bill Benefit before.
2. Enlists, re-enlists or extends an enlistment in the Selected
Reserve for a  period of not less than six years on or after
July 1, 1985.  (If an officer, the six year period is in addition
to any other obligated period of service.)
3. Has received a secondary school diploma or equivalent before
completing Initial Active Duty Training (IADT), or before
completing a reenlistment or extended enlistment.
4. Has completed IADT
5. Is satisfactorily participating in required training in the
Selected Reserve.  Has not yet been called to Active Duty.

 

Prior to completing the necessary forms for Chapter 1606 benefits, you may want to determine your eligibility by calling 1-888-GIBill-1 (1-888-442-4551).  This number is also a great source of additional assistance in reference to benefit amounts and processing times.  For additional inquiries, you may want to view the following website: www.gibill.va.gov.

Next, you may complete the following forms with Florida Atlantic University:

1. Complete the VA Certification Request Form.
2. Apply online or Complete Form 22-1990 – Application For Education Benefits.
3. Provide a copy of the DD-2384 - Notice of Basic Eligibility.
4. Prior Education and Training Verification Form.

 

Monthly Certification:

Certification of Attendance MUST be verified monthly to receive payments.  Verification can be done one of two ways:

1. Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE):
  www.gibill.va.gov/wave/
2. Automated Telephone System (IVR):
1.877.823.2378 (follow the prompts)

 

Important:   Incomplete paperwork will cause a delay in processing times as well as receiving your benefits.  Please submit forms to the following location:

Jason Morgenthal, Financial Aid & Veterans Specialist

Veterans' Affairs Office

Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Road

Boca Raton, FL  33431-0991

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