Getting Veterans (GI Bill) Benefits at UVU


The UVU Veteran Success Center is proud to serve those who serve. Please contact us with any questions.

The Department of Defense will not authorize Federal Tuition Assistance for classes for which a student is also receiving benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve program (Chapter 1606) or the REAP Program (Chapter 1607).

Note: Many of the steps may be completed simultaneously.

STEP 1: Apply to UVU & Complete Steps to be Eligible to Register for UVU Classes

Complete the online UVU Admissions Application and pay the application fee. After 48 hours, you will need to access your UVU student e-mail account in myUVU. ALL OFFICIAL UVU COMMUNICATION will be sent to this account. Be sure to check it often for news, notices, etc.

A welcome packet with pertinent information will also be sent in the mail within one week of your acceptance to UVU. This packet will contain a Getting Started at UVU Checklist with additional steps which must be completed in order to register for classes at UVU.

STEP 2: Know Your VA Chapter

Chapter explanations can be found on the VA's Official GI Bill® web page.

CHAPTER 30: Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
CHAPTER 32: Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
CHAPTER 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®
CHAPTER 35: Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
CHAPTER 1606: Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
CHAPTER 1607: Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

For CHAPTER 31: Vocational Rehabilitation information, please contact the VARO in Salt Lake City (1-801-326-2431) and the UVU Veteran Success Center.

STEP 3: Apply to Use the GI Bill® at UVU

Complete the appropriate VA Application online at To view a list of applications and forms, visit the Student Forms page of this site.

* It can take 4-8 weeks for the VA to process your request for GI Bill® benefits. You will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (Form 22-0557) from the VA once your request is accepted. You may continue to complete the remaining steps while waiting for the VA to process your request.

Veteran Success Center

STEP 4: Submit Required Forms to the UVU Veteran Success Center

* This must be done before your UVU classes can be certified with the VA to receive benefits. Submit a copy of the following VA Forms to the UVU Veteran Success Center.

  • VA Application at (notify us by e-mail that it was submitted)
  • DD 214 (Member 4 or Service 2 copy)
  • If applicable, NOBE and/or Kicker Contract
  • Certificate of Eligibility (Form 22-0557)

Submit appropriate UVU Veterans Forms to the UVU Veteran Success Center. UVU Veterans Forms are found on the Required Forms page and can be e-mailed as attachments to

* Read all forms carefully.

  • Veteran Class Schedule Web Form (required every semester)
  • Additional forms may be required (as indicated on the UVU Required Forms page)

After the UVU Veteran Success Center receives ALL required forms, they will submit your UVU classes to be certified with the VA.

STEP 5: Submit Official Transcripts to the UVU Admissions Office

If courses were taken at another college/university or through the military (including JST, CCAF, DLI, DSST, CLEP, AP, etc), send Official Transcripts to the UVU Admissions Office.

* Transcripts must be submitted and evaluated prior to completing 2 UVU Semesters... EVEN if you do not intend to use those classes at UVU. Your benefits may be discontinued until this information is received and evaluated by UVU.

View UVU's Incoming Transfer Credit and Transfer FAQs web pages for detailed information. Additional Important Information

Arrangements will need to be made for payment of UVU Tuition & Fees by appropriate deadlines. VA benefits/payments are not released until after UVU Tuition Payment deadlines.

The UVU Financial Aid Office provides scholarships, grants, short-term loans, etc. to aid in payment.

The VA offers an Advance Pay option which releases benefits/payments prior to UVU payment deadlines.

A Federal or State Tuition Assistance program may be available. Contact your Unit for more information.

UVU recognizes recipients of the Purple Heart with a Tuition Waiver option; however, student must still pay Fees and complete the Veterans Purple Heart Tuition Waiver Request Form on UVU's Required Veterans Forms web page.

CHAPTERS 30, 1606 & 1607 MUST verify enrollment with the VA on the last day of each month. VA benefits/payments are not released until enrollment verification is complete.

Your claim number is your Social Security Number
Phone: 1-877-823-2378
Online: (click on W.A.V.E - Verify School Attendance)

Further GI Bill® Information
1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GI Bill® 1) - On your phone, Enter 1 then 0

Additional Information on UVU's Veterans FAQs and UVU's Veterans Resources web pages.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).