Veteran Services is committed to providing direct assistance to you in receiving your educational benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs. Although our main goal is the initiation and assured continuation of educational benefits, we are available to provide supportive services to veterans, national guardsmen, reservists, and eligible beneficiaries enrolled at Kennesaw State University.
All service members should speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their military service prior to enrolling at Kennesaw State University or any institution. Since military funding is limited, it is important for all service members to use all their resources in making any educational decision.
After applying for admission to the university, students should complete the Veteran's Enrollment Data Sheet. This form is to be completed and returned to the Office of the Registrar. At minimum, a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA must accompany the Veteran's Enrollment Data Sheet. The student will be notified if any other paperwork is required for their specific educational benefit. Students must supply the Certificate of Eligibility before they can be certified for benefits.
Applying for Benefits through the VA
The veteran must go to www.gibill.va.gov to begin the application process through the VA.
- Veterans and Dependents
Complete Form 22-1990 (dependents use Form 22-1990e) if you have NEVER used your educational benefits.
RESTARTING or CHANGING TRAINING SITES? Complete Form 22-1995
- Survivors' and Dependents' Benefits
Complete Form 22-5490 if you have NEVER used your educational benefits.
RESTARTING or CHANGING TRAINING SITES? Complete Form 22-5495
- Veterans and Dependents
VA Benefit programs available Kennesaw State
- Montgomery GI Bill/Chapter 30: (active duty or veteran status) must have served in the United States Armed Forces and participated in the GI Bill program. In most instances, veterans must also have been honorably discharged.
- Montgomery GI Bill/Chapter 1606: (selected guard and reserves) must have completed all initial entry training (IET) and are now assigned to a Reserve and/or a Georgia National Guard Unit.
- VA Vocational Rehabilitation/Chapter 31: (service-connected disabled veterans) must make application with local VA caseworker to have rehabilitation plan developed indicating a KSU degree plan.
- Post 9/11 GI Bill/Chapter 33: must have active duty service on or after September 11, 2001. Benefit is based on service credits.
- Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program/ Chapter 35 (dependents
and spouses of 100% disabled or deceased veterans).
Specific information on each chapter can be found on the VA's website: www.gibill.va.gov.
Veteran Students' Responsibilities
Students using VA Benefits at KSU have ongoing responsibilities to the VA and KSU. The student's entitlement is based upon the number of credit hours for which they are certified. Current pay rates can be viewed at:www.gibill.va.gov.
Students must notify the VA Certifying Official of any of the following:
- Change of degree program
- Change of address
- Out more than three semesters
- Student does not want a semester certified
Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606 Monthly Verification
All students receiving Chapter 30 or Chapter 1606 benefits must verify their monthly enrollment no earlier than the last day of each month or after. The benefit (monetary award) will not be released by the VA until this is done. Enrollment verification can be accomplished by using the VA toll-free telephone number 1.877.823.2378 or the WAVE feature found on the VA website www.gibill.va.gov.
Students are responsible for paying all university bills. The student MUST adhere to published payment deadlines. Please check your account one week prior to the published payment deadline to confirm amount owed, if any, to Kennesaw State. The VA does not pay for meal plans.
Veterans and survivors/dependents receiving the following benefits – Chapter 30, Chapter 1606, and Chapter 35 - are responsible for paying all tuition and fees prior to the published payment deadline.
Veterans receiving Post 9/11 benefits must have a current Certificate of Eligibility and updated benefits letter on file in our office. Failure to provide the certificate will result in a delay of the certification of enrollment. Also, if the certificate is not on file, the veteran must pay full tuition by the payment deadline. Those who have a certificate on file, receive 100% of the benefit, and have an in-state status will have their tuition and fees covered for classes that are required for their degree program. Any veteran with an out-of-state status or receiving less than 100% of the Post 9/11 benefit will be responsible for any charges not covered by their VA benefit and must pay by payment deadlines.
Chapter 31 (Voc Rehab) students must provide a current VA Form 28-1905 to utilize their benefit. Chapter 31 students who have provided their documentation will have their tuition and fees covered for their required classes.
It normally takes the VA processing center 6-8 weeks to process new educational claims, so please plan accordingly.
Contacting the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office
Questions that students may have about eligibility and payment should be directed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office.
Department of Veterans Affairs
PO Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888
Phone: 1.888.GI.BILL.1 (1.888.442.4551)
VA Certifying Officials
Last Names: P-X
Last Names: Y-Z
TA Certifying Official