For Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers

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Have you already received your Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)?

*If yes, then skip to step 2.  JMU's VA Certifying Officials require a copy of the CoE and the JMU form from Step #2.

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How to Setup Post 9/11 at JMU:

First Time User Step 1: VA Form 22-1990 Application

First Time User Step 2: JMU Request for Veterans Educational Benefits form

First Time User Step 3: Enrollment Certification submitted to VA by JMU SCO

Returning Post 9/11 User: Transfer Student from another Institution

How to Continue Benefits after the 1st Semester at JMU


First Time User Step 1: VA Form 22-1990 Application

Complete VA Form 22-1990 via the vets.gov website.  Print and retain a copy of the VA Form 22-1990 for yourself and fax or mail a copy to JMU's VA Certifying Officials.

  • Within 8-12 weeks, VA will generate an Award or Certificate of Eligibility Letter. It will be mailed to the address provided on your application.  This may or may not precede the arrival of payments. The letter may include information regarding tuition and fees, number of credits, and the amount VA will send to JMU for payment of tuition/fees and the amounts you should expect for payments of BAH and the books/supplies stipend.

  • After receipt of VA Certificate of Eligibility, provide a copy to JMU’s VA Certifying Officials.

  • Note: If you have already applied for Post 9/11 Benefits and received your award/certificate of eligibility letter from VA, JMU’s VA Certifying Officials only need a copy of this letter and the JMU form from step #2.

  • Important: Applying for the Post 9/11 Benefit is only done once.

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First Time User Step 2: JMU Request for Veterans Educational Benefits form

Following your acceptance to JMU, payment of deposit and after you have registered for courses, print and complete JMU's Request for Veterans Educational Benefits form. 

  • Enrollment in courses must meet General Education, major, minor, or degree requirements for graduation, or other approved program at JMU to qualify.  
  • Return the form to JMU's School Certifying Officials once you are fully registered for classes and you are confident your schedule is finalized.  Follow the delivery instructions on the back of the form or at the bottom of this page.
  • If you are receiving any scholarships, please provide documentation from the scholarship organization of the intent of the scholarship. If you are using any other tuition/fee specific aid, we must know right away (ex - tuition waiver) Click Here for more information.
  • Note: This form must be turned in every semester a student wants to request benefits.  After your 1st semester at JMU using your GI Bill, you will receive all future forms via email after registration for the upcoming semester is complete.  It will require your major advisor to approve and sign for courses required for your major.  Your delay in returning this completed form to JMU’s VA Certifying Officials may result in a delay of payment.

When turning in JMU Form, please provide the following documents. It is required of all GI Bill recipients to have all prior credit evaluated. We will request it in the future if not provided initially.

  • DD214
  • Military Transcript (JST)

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First Time User Step 3: Enrollment Certification submitted to VA by JMU SCO

Once you have provided a copy of your VA Form 22-1990 or Certificate of Eligibility and the ‘JMU Request for Veterans Educational Benefits' and your courses are verified, JMU's VA Certifying Officials will electronically submit the 22-1999 enrollment certification to VA.

  • Provide copy of DD-214 to SCO for military credit evaluation.  How to get a copy of your DD-214 Member 4: visit https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal and create a premium account. This will give you access to your military documents, including your DD-214 Member 4 copy. The Member 4 version is preferred by VA when applying for educational benefits. Or you can visit http://www.archives.gov/veterans/ to request a copy of your DD-214
  • This enrollment certification will include the students' credit hours, tuition charges and fees and dates of the term.  Payments to the student for the BAH and books/supplies stipend, along with payment of tuition and fees to JMU, are calculated based on this certification. 
  • The requesting of benefits each semester is the only repeatable step.  In order to request benefits for each semester, you MUST turn in the JMU form
  • Note: This step can only be done by JMU’s VA Certifying Official.

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Returning Post 9/11 User: Transfer Student from another Institution

Please provide:

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How to Continue Benefits after the 1st Semester at JMU

In order to request benefits after the first semester at JMU, the student must turn in their JMU Request for Educational Benefits form.

  • The form is emailed during registration for the upcoming semester from IS-Student Administration. Do NOT use the form from this website. 
  • Or the student can email veteran@jmu.edu asking for a new form. Please state name and student ID number in the email.
  • The form can only be sent once a student has enrolled in at least one course. 
  • The form requires an advisor signature for any course that counts for his/her major. 
  • Submit the form once classes are finalized and will not change. 
  • Benefits will not be requested from VA without the form.
  • The form is due by the 1st Friday of each semester.

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