Veteran Student Checklist
1. Apply to EKU
Be sure to identify yourself as a Veteran on your application! This waives the fee for all undegraduate and graduate students.
2. Apply for VA Education Benefits & Submit Your Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
You can also the St. Louis Regional Processing Office at 888-442-4551.
Note: Once you have applied for benefits and received your Certificate of Eligibility (COE), immediately send a copy to EKUVeteransAffairs@eku.edu. Failure to provide a copy of your COE by the first day of the term may result in a delay of benefits or other consequences. More information can be found at: https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/fgib/transition_act.asp
3. Request your Joint Services Transcript
To receive credit for your military service, you must submit a Joint Services Transcript (JST). Visit the JST website, and request for your transcript to be sent to EKU electronically. If you get an error screen when you click the link, click "Advanced" at the bottom and click "Proceed to Website."
Visit the VETS|Ready Opportunity Portal to receive an unofficial report of what credits you may receive for military training/experience!
Air Force trainings/occupations have not been evaluated for military transfer credit. Since the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) and Air University Registrar are regionally accredited schools, veterans and service members from these schools will need to request their transcripts for evaluation of any prior learning credit.
For more information/assistance, contact EKUVeteransAffairs@eku.edu.
4. Submit your Course Enrollment Form (CEF)
After you are advised and registered for classes, you must complete the Course Enrollment Form.
This form is your written request to use your VA educational benefits. Please note:
- You must complete a Course Enrollment Form each semester after registering for classes.
- If you add, drop, or change a class after you have submitted your initial Course Enrollment Form, you must submit a new Course Enrollment Form immediately.
- If you change your major, you must complete a new Change of Program form (VA Form 22-1995) before the semester starts.