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Veteran & Servicemember Checklist

Please review this comprehensive checklist to apply for VA benefits, federal/state tuition assistance, and other helpful resources and information

Questions?  Ask EKU VETS!

1. Apply to EKU

Note:  If you are an active service member you should speak with your Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor prior to enrolling at EKU.

2. Apply for VA Education Benefits

For information on GI Bill® and other education benefit eligibility click HERE

Click on each Chapter for more information on eligibility and the application process

Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill®

Chapter 31 - Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserves

You can also call the St. Louis Regional Processing Office at 888-442-4551  

3. Submit Your Course Enrollment Form & Upload your VA Certificate of Eligibility

After you register for classes please submit your Course Enrollment Form. This form is your written request to use your VA educational benefit.  

Note:  You must submit a Course Enrollment Form each semester after you register for classes.  It only has to be submitted once, even if your schedule changes.

Once you have applied for benefits and received your Certificate of Eligibility, upload HERE

Reservists/Guard ONLY: A Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) (DD Form 2384-1) can be obtained from your unit and uploaded HERE.  Your NOBE allows our office to certify your enrollment with the VA while you are waiting on your Certificate of Eligibility to be issued (usually 30 days).

4. Request Federal or State Tuition Assistance

Federal Tuition Assistance

Each branch of service has its own rules and procedures regarding Federal Tuition Assistance, but service members may be eligible for up to $4,000 in educational benefits per year. These funds are paid directly to the university to be applied towards tuition expenses.

Army or Activated Guard/Reserves (AGR):

Air Force:

Navy, Marine Corps & Coast Guard:

State Tuition Assistance* (Kentucky National Guard Tuition Waiver)

*Note: Deadlines for requesting the KYNG Tuition Waiver are 1 October (Spring) and 1 April (Summer/Fall) 

POC for the KYNG Federal Tuition Assistance/State Tuition Waiver is Mr. James McClanahan,

5. Submit your Federal Tuition Assistance Forms

Go to the Federal Tuition Assistance Upload Page to submit your approved FTA Forms.

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