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Steps to setup MGIB Chapter 30 at James Madison University:

Step 1: Complete and submit VA Form 22-1990, Application for VA Education Benefits.

  • Complete through the va.gov website
  • Provide copy of the Chapter 30 Certificate of Eligibility once received
  • VA will either mail it to your home address or email it to you

Step 2: Complete the JMU Student Agreement Form 
  • Complete and submit online. Must complete at one time; no save option
  • Requires student to login with their JMU credentials and Duo authentication
  • Complete after you have participated in orientation and finalized your upcoming semester schedule 

Step 3: Complete the JMU Request for Veterans Educational Benefits form 
  • Complete and submit online. Must complete at one time; no save option
  • Requires student to login with their JMU credentials and Duo authentication
  • Complete after you have participated in orientation and finalized your upcoming semester schedule


Any questions about the content of either letter should be directed to the Veterans Affairs Office at 1-888-442-4551.

Additional requirements:

  • Member 4 copy of DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty for credit evaluation. Email to veteran@jmu.edu.
  • Request official copy of your Military transcripts be sent directly to JMU for credit evaluation. More information on this link.
  • Request copies of all Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) transcripts to be sent directly to JMU if you've taken classes at another institution, including dual enrollment credit. Submit any AP or IB scores directly to JMU.

What happens after submitting all required documents for the upcoming semester?

JMU's VA Certifying Official will process a student's request for benefits approximately one month prior to the start of the semester/term (once all required documents are received). VA can take 2-8 weeks to process the enrollment and start paying the monthly stipend. 

You must verify your attendance on the last calendar day of each month for your monthly stipend to be released. Please reference this link for more information.

Monthly payments are mailed to the provided bank account in the original application. Monthly payments are paid in arrears. All JMU charges must be paid up front by the University deadline each semester.


Important:

  • In order for a course to be included in an enrollment to VA, it must meet major, minor, general education, allowed elective, or degree requirements for graduation, or an approved certificate or teacher licensure program to qualify. All majors (including tracks and concentrations) and minors must be declared on your transcript.
  • The JMU Request for Veterans Educational Benefits form is required every semester benefits are requested.  After your 1st semester using your VA Benefits at JMU, the JMU form will be emailed to you after registration for the upcoming semester.  

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