Information for Military Students

This webpage provides information for Military Students advising them of the points of contact at Tuskegee University that will assist them with applying for and receiving military benefits. 

Military students may also seek the counsel and approval of their Educational Service Officer (ESO), prior to enrolling at Tuskegee University. 


military persons holding the flag on football fieldVeteran Affairs and GI Bill Benefits Education Programs

Veterans Affairs within Counseling Services and the Office of the Registrar serves as liaison between Veteran students enrolled at Tuskegee University and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Counseling and support services are provided to address unique characteristic needs and problems of veterans, active duty, reservists, and dependents.  While the Veteran Service Office does not determine eligibility for assistance, it does ensure that proper paperwork is completed, certified, and filed with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs so that payment of benefits can proceed.

Students receiving veterans benefits (all chapters) are responsible for the payment of all tuition and fees at the time of registration.

VA Education Programs  VA Forms Number
Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty  #22-1990 -  Active Duty   
Chapter 31-   Vocational Rehab    #28-1905 – Veteran 
Chapter 35 – Survivors and Dependent Assistance        #22-5490 -  Dependent
Must have medical rating of 100% service connected disability for private institutions
Post-9/11  #22-1990 - Retired Veteran/Active Duty 
Post-9/11 Transfer of Entitlement Option    #22-1990E –  Dependent
Fry Scholarship #22-5490  -   Dependent
Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve #22-1990  -   Reservist

To Access VA Forms

All VA Forms are accessible at www.benefits.va.gov.

On the Veterans Benefits Administration Home Page:

  • Click on menu tab - Education and Training
  • Click For Students
  • Click Education Programs (description of all education programs offered and current payment rates).

Online Application Process:

  • Click on Get Started
  • Click Apply For Benefits: (direct online process for GI Education Benefits Application).
  • Click Apply Online
  • Scroll down to the green box - “Find your education benefits form.”
  • Read carefully and follow instructions as outlined on the webpage. 

Most importantly, please submit all applications to Muskogee Regional Processing Center (Western Region) for students who are attending schools in Alabama.  It takes up to 30 days for processing.

Required Documentation for Tuskegee University:

Veteran/Reservist

  • Certificate Letter of Eligibility
  • Veterans Counseling Form
  • Benefits Request Data Form
  • Copy of the Member-4 DD Form 214.
  • DD Form 2384 NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility obtained from your unit).
  • Kicker Contract (if applicable).
  • Curriculum Balance Sheet (signed and dated by Academic Advisor)

Veteran/Reservist Transfer Student

  • Transfer Students a copy of VA Form #22-1995 - be sure to submit form to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Updated copy of the Certificate Letter of Eligibility
  • Benefits Request Data Form
  • Veterans Counseling Form
  • Copy of the Member-4 DD Form 214.
  • DD Form 2384 NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility obtained from your unit).
  • Kicker Contract (if applicable).
  • Curriculum Balance Sheet (signed and dated by your Academic Advisor).

Dependent

  • Certificate Letter of Eligibility
  • Benefits Request Data Form
  • Veterans Counseling Form
  • Curriculum Balance Sheet (signed and dated by your Academic Advisor)

Dependent Transfer Student

  • Updated copy of the Certificate Letter of Eligibility
  • Copy of VA Form 22-5495 -- be sure to submit the form to the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Benefits Request Data Form
  • Veterans Counseling Form
  • Curriculum Balance Sheet (signed and dated by your Academic Advisor)

Note:

Upon review of all documents (Benefits Data Form, Certificate Letter of Eligibility & Curriculum Balance Sheet), paperwork is submitted to the Office of the Registrar at Tuskegee University for enrollment certification VA Form 22-1999 to be completed and electronically submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Muskogee, OK. It takes up to 30 days for processing before dispersing funding to the institution or to the recipient.  

If you are a recipient of Chapter 31, Post-9/11 or the Fry Scholarship than a copy of the VA Form 28-1905 or Certificate Letter of Eligibility will be forwarded to the Office of the Bursar.  

You may contact a representative at the Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefit Assistance Service at 1.888.442.4551 for questions.

For additional inquiries please contact:

Warrena D. Millon, Counselor
334.727.8238
wmillon@tuskegee.edu

In honor of our Veterans, active duty Military, and Reservists, we thank you for your service.