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To Apply for VA Educational Benefits

Students should request a certificate of eligibility (COE) from the VA at (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:

  • A copy of the DD-214 (discharge papers)
  • Transcripts from all previous institutions
  • A copy of the most recent Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  • VA-1 Form for Chapter 33 or a  VA-1 Form or all other chapters.
  • If you are requesting benefits from the yellow ribbon program, please complete the Yellow Ribbon Program Application.

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 university.registrar@vanderbilt.edu.

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)