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If you have received Chapter 30 benefits at another college or university, you will need to complete the following:


Step 1: Provide copy of MGIB Chapter 1606 Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 

Options to provide COE:

  • Provide original Certificate of Eligibility. Please confirm remaining entitlement with VA by calling 1-888-442-4551.
  • Complete VA Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training onilne at va.gov to receive an updated Certificate of Eligibility.
    • VA will mail a updated copy to the home address in roughly 30 days
    • You can use this application to update address, phone number, bank account, etc. as well

The Certificate of Eligibility can be submitted via email to veteran@jmu.edu as a PDF attachment.



Step 2 - 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 partiicpated in orientation and finalized your upcoming semester schedule. 


Step 3 - 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 partiicpated in orientation and finalized your upcoming semester schedule. 

Additional steps to complete:

  • Request an official copy of your JST (Joint Services Transcript) from credit evaluation. Send directly to JMU. More information found on this link
  • Provide your DD-214 Member 4 copy for credit evaluation. Send to veteran@jmu.edu.
  • 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.

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) and within 6-8 weeks, VA will generate and mail an active award benefit letter to the student. 

Monthly payments are mailed to the spouse or dependent's address or direct deposited to the provided bank account in the original application. Monthly payments are paid in arrears. All JMU charges must be paid upfront by the University deadline each semester.

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