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To Apply for VA Educational Benefits

Students should request a certificate of eligibility (COE) from the VA (1-888-442-4551)


Apply for Benefits Online

Applying for Initial VA Educational Benefits at Vanderbilt

The following documents are required to begin your VA educational benefits:

Applying for Continuing VA Educational Benefits at Vanderbilt

Students receiving VA educational benefits must submit the following forms each semester in which they are requesting VA educational benefits.

VA-1 Form for Chapter 33 and the most recent Certificate of Eligibility (COE)


VA-1 Form and the most recent Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

All completed forms should be returned to the VA School Certifying Official in the Office of the University Registrar:

via postal mail:

VA School Certifying Official
Office of the University Registrar
Vanderbilt University
PMB 407701
Nashville, TN 37240-7701

via email only if using the secure file transfer process: [The secure file transfer process will require a student to enter the student's Vanderbilt email address followed by the student's epassword.]

via fax:

(615) 343-7709

If you have additional questions, please call our office at (615) 322-7701 or send an email to

Information on VA Educational Benefits Chapters

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

Chapter 32 – Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill

Chapter 35 – Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)

Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)