MILITARY & Veterans Education Resources

 

Benefit Programs and Application Requirements

For veterans who served on active duty after June 30, 1985, those who remained eligible under Vietnam Era GI Bill, and those who switched from VEAP before being involuntarily separated after February 2, 1991. Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.

Submit to the Department of Veterans Affairs:
  • Application for VA Education Benefits
  • Apply online through Vets.gov
  • DD Form 214 (member copy 4)
  • VA Form 21-686C – Declaration of Status Dependents (when claiming dependents)
Submit to UNF:
  • DD Form 214 (member copy 4)
  • A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or VA Education Award Letter
 

For veterans with a service-connected disability. A service-connected disability rating as determined by the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) Service is required and determines eligibility for this benefit. Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.

To be evaluated for Chapter 31, you must apply for services with the local VR&E or online through Vets.gov and receive an appointment with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC). The VRC will work with the veteran to determine eligibility.

Submit to UNF:
  • VA Form 28-1905 – Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance into rehabilitation and Certification of Status from your VocRehab Counselor, specifying approved program and charges.
 

For individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability with at least 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.

Submit to the Department of Veterans Affairs:
  • Application for VA Education Benefits
  • Apply online through Vets.gov
  • DD Form 214 (member copy 4)
  • VA Form 21-686C – Declaration of Status Dependents (when claiming dependents)
Submit to UNF:
  • DD Form 214 (member copy 4)
  • A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or VA Education Award Letter
 

For eligible dependents who meet one of the following conditions:

  • Spouse or child of a veteran who has been rated as permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition
  • Surviving spouse or child of a veteran who died in the line of duty while a service member or
  • Surviving spouse or child of a veteran who died while rated as totally and permanently disabled due to a service-related condition

Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.

Submit to the Department of Veterans Affairs:
  • Application for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance
  • Apply online through Vets.gov
  • Veteran’s DD Form 214 (member copy 4)
  • Veteran’s disability paperwork, showing 100% service connected disabled rating
  • Dependent birth certificate (if child) or marriage certificate (if spouse)
  • AND copy of marriage license of veteran parent, if dependent is a step child
Submit to UNF:
  • A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or VA Education Award Letter
 

For members of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve, the Army National Guard, and the Air National Guard. Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.

Submit to the Department of Veterans Affairs:
  • Application for VA Education Benefits
  • Apply online through Vets.gov
  • Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), also known as DD Form 2384-1. This form is issued through the Guard/Reserve Unit.
Submit to UNF:
  • A copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), also known as DD Form 2384-1. This form is issued through the Guard/Reserve Unit.
 

For Guard/Reservists and Coast Guard who served 90 days or more on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 under title 10 U.S. Code (Reserves), section 502(f) (National Guard) or title 32 U.S.C. (Coast Guard) for a contingency operation. The Department of Defense (DOD) will determine eligibility. Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.

Submit to the Department of Veterans Affairs:
  • Application for VA Education Benefits
  • Apply online through Vets.gov
  • Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), also known as DD Form 2384-1. This form is issued through the Guard/Reserve Unit. If the student has already used Chapter 1606 MGIB Selected Reserves, this form should be on file with the VA.
  • DD Form 214 (member copy 4)
Submit to UNF:
  • A copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) and/or DD-214 (member copy 4)
 

MyCAA is a career development and employee assistance program that helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or associate’s degrees necessary for gainful employment in high demand and high growth career fields and occupations.

If you are eligible for MyCAA, contact the Program Director at Jessica.Murray@UNF.edu. UNF will work with you to develop an Education and Training Plan that will need to be uploaded to your MyCAA Account for review. Decisions on the approval or disapproval of these plans can take up to 14 calendar days.

UNF offers a wide array of online programs that accept MyCAA funding.