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Using Your VA Benefits at UT Tyler

STEP ONE: Applying for Benefits

Submit one of the following applications on the GI Bill website depending on your educational benefit request. You man identify the specific benefit program on the application (ex: Chapter 33 Post 9/11, Chapter 30/35 Montgomery GI Bill, or Chapter 31 Vocational Rehab).

  • Form 22-1990 – Veterans applying for benefit for the first time (Ch. 30 & Ch. 33)
  • Form 22-1995 – Veterans who are changing their place of training  (Ch. 30 & Ch. 33)
  • Form 22-5490 – Dependent of a Veteran applying for the first time (Ch. 35)
  • Form 22-5495 – Dependent of a Veteran changing their place of training (Ch. 35)
  • Form 28-1900 - Veterans eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation benefits (Ch. 31)

*Please submit a copy of your application to the Enrollment Services Center (ADM 230)

  • Enrollment Certification Request Form - If you have previously used your benefit at UT Tyler, without a break in enrollment (Summer is not considered a break in enrollment), you need only to submit this on-line form to indicate your enrollment for a given semester. This form must be submitted every semester you wish to use your benefits at UT Tyler.

STEP TWO : Documentation Required for all Benefit Types

      All students utilizing benefits at UT Tyler must submit the following:

STEP THREE : Additional Documentation Needed

If you are receiving the Post 9/11 GI Bill, are a dependent, or are receiving Vocational Rehabilitation benefits, the following documentation is needed:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill – A copy of your Post 9/11 Eligibility Letter must be submitted
  • Dependents – a copy of a Marriage License or Birth Certificate indicating dependent status
  • Vocational Rehabilitation - the VA Form 28-1905 must be submitted (an approval letter from a Vocational Rehabilitation Office will be accepted in place of the Form 28-1905).
  • If you are also attending another college or university, you must submit a copy of your schedule from that institution to the UT Tyler Enrollment Services Center. A Parent Institution Letter will be sent to the other college or university to give them verification to certify you for those courses.

Upon receipt of all of the required documentation, certification will be sent to the VA reporting your credit hours and tuition and fee totals. This process initiates the payment of your BAH and in certain cases, book stipends. Students using the Post 9/11 GI Bill will receive an award on their student account to cover the cost of tuition and fees based on their percentage of eligibility.

Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB)

For eligibility requirements for TEB and information on how to apply for TEB, please visit The Department of Veterans Affairs website

  • First Veterans must go to the Department of Defense transferability application website to determine if your dependents are eligible to receive the transferred benefits.

  • Upon approval, family members may apply to use transferred benefits with VA by completing VA Form 22-1990e.  VA Form 22-1990e should only be completed and submitted to VA by the family member after DoD has approved the request for TEB.  Do not use VA Form 22-1990e to apply for TEB. 

To use TEB at UT Tyler, dependent must submit the following:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill Eligibility Letter (letter will be sent by VA after 1990e is processed)
  • Enrollment Certification Request FormThis form must be submitted every semester you wish to use benefits at UT Tyler.
  • Copy of VA Form 22-1990e
  • Copy of Degree Plan from Academic Advisor
  • If you are also attending another college or university, you must submit a copy of your schedule from that institution to the UT Tyler Veteran's Affairs Office. A Parent Institution Letter will be sent to the other college or university to give them verification to certify you for those courses.

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