Federal Benefits

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Military/Veterans Benefits

Federal Benefits

GI Bill

To ensure your educational benefits claim is processed in our office in a timely manner, please submit all requested information at the same time.

How to Apply

To receive the GI BILL, all applicants must complete and return the following:

  • Application for VA Education Benefits Form 22-xxxx.

    • 22-1990 - Chapters 30, 33, 1606, 1607 or 32
    • 22-5490 - Chapter 35 (Dependent Benefits)

  • If you are a veteran, copies of the DD-214's Member 4 Copy must accompany your application.If you have multiple enlistments, submit a Member 4 copy of your DD-214 for each enlistment. To obtain a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy) you can either log onto the National Archives Database or complete and submit an SF-180 form available in the Office of Veterans Affairs.

  • Current active duty personnel only: The Educational Service Center on base will complete a DD-295 form or a Smart Transcript.

Educational claims are processed through the Department of Veterans Affairs Office in St. Louis, Missouri. The Department of Veterans Affairs will notify you in writing in approximately 4-6 weeks, stating your benefit entitlement. You should begin to receive your GI Bill benefits approximately 8-10 weeks after you submit your enrollment to the Veterans Coordinator.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

Recipients of all Chapters of the GI Bill must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and acumulative course completion rate (CCR) of 67% or higher. The cumulative standards look at every class you have taken at Chicago State University, regardless of whether or not you were receiving benefits during that time period.

Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for a copy of the Academic Standards for Financial Aid Recipients (SAP) and the SAP Appeal Process

Policies and Procedures

  • Complete all admissions/enrollment procedures with the Office of Admissions and notify the Veterans Coordinator.
  • To maintain your GI Bill, you must submit an Enrollment Certification Request form for eachterm.
  • Report any schedule changes (add/drops/withdrawals) during the semester to the CSU Veterans Office. Benefit Entitlement is approved only for course required to complete your degree objective.
  • Report any change in mailing address with the Office of the Registrar and to the CSU Veterans Office.
  • Report change of your program of study to the CSU Veterans Office in writing. ¬†Note: A change of degree objective is subject to approval by the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Monitor your curriculum with your academic advisor. Classes not applicable to your degree will not be covered by VA..

Additional Information Needed for GI Bill

CH 33 Post 9/11 GI BILL - Must have a minimum of 90 days Active Duty after 9-11-2001

  • Copy Member 4 copy of DD214 from each enlistment.
  • Official transcript from any prior college and/or military training,
    sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

CH 30 Montgomery GI BILL - Active duty began after 7-1-85

  • Copy Member 4 copy of DD214 from each enlistment.
  • Official transcript from any prior college and/or military training,
    sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

CH 32 V.E.A.P. Active Duty from 1-1-77 until 6-30-85

  • Copy Member 4 copy of DD214 from each enlistment.
  • Official transcripts from any prior College and/or military training,
    sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

CH 34/30 Old GI BILL Active Duty prior to 1-1-77

  • Copy Member 4 copy of DD214 from each enlistment.
  • Copy of your Marriage Certificate. (If applicable)
  • Copy of your divorce decree, as well as spouse. (If applicable)
  • Copy of your Children/ stepchildren birth certificate.
  • Official transcript from any prior College and/or military training,
    sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

CH 35 Dependent spouse/ surviving spouse, son or daughter

  • Copy of Marriage certificate. (If spouse/surviving spouse)
  • Copy of birth certificate (son or daughter)
  • Official transcripts from any prior College and/ or military training,
    sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

CH 1606 Montgomery GI Bill for Reservists

  • VA form DD-2384 Notice Of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
  • Official Transcripts from any prior college and/or military training,
    sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

CH 30,32 and Ch 34/30 - Active Duty

  • The Education center on base must complete a DD 295 form (Smart transcript).
  • Official transcripts from any prior College and/or military training,
    sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
  • For current benefit payment charts please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs or call the Department of Veterans Affairs toll free number at 1-888-GI-BILL-1.