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.
Award or Certificate of Eligibility
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 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 only needs to be done once
Following your acceptance to JMU, payment of deposit and after you have registered for courses, print 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.
If you are receiving any scholarships, please provide documentation from the scholarship organization of the intent of the scholarship
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.
Note: This form must be turned in every semester a student wants to request benefits. After your 1st semester at JMU, 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 payments by VA.
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. This will include the students' credit hours, tuition charges, and fees. 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.
Note: This step can only be done by JMU’s VA Certifying Official.
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
The above items can be faxed to 540-568-5615, delivered to the Registrar's Office in Warren Hall, Room 504, or mailed to: