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Academy of Art University is authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs to certify students enrolled in our degree programs for benefits under Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty), Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 G.I. Bill – Active Duty and the Fry Scholarship) Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation), Chapter 35 (Veteran’s Spouses or Dependents), Chapter 1606 (Selected Reserve), and Chapter 1607 (Reserve Educational Assistance Program). Eligibility and chapter is determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs.



Getting Started

This checklist was created to assist VA students applying for education benefits.

Applications to complete - Prior to Registration

Complete VA application online: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp

Print out completed application and submit a copy to AAU’s certifying official or provide a copy of your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

Apply to the Academy of Art University: http://www.academyart.edu/admissions/apply.html

Forms to submit – Prior to Registration

Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or completed VA application.

**Not required for VA Vocational Rehabilitation (CH31) students.

VA Student's Bill of Rights

Education Plan

Request for Certification (In order to receive benefits, this form must be completed and submitted every semester.)

DD214 (if applicable)

Kicker/College Fund (if applicable)

Tuition Authorization Form (if applicable)

VA Form 28-1905 – ONLY REQUIRED for VA Vocational Rehabilitation (CH31) students

Forms to submit – After Registration

Request for Certification (In order to receive benefits, this form must be completed and submitted every semester.)

Official Transcripts

Form Number Form Name Who needs it?
22-1990 Application for VA Education Benefits
  • Chapter 30, 1607, or 1606
  • Chapter 33-Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Never collected benefits
22-1995 Request For Change of Program or Place of Training
  • Chapter 30, 33, 1607, or 1606
  • Collected benefits before
22-5490 Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance
  • Chapter 35
  • Never collected benefits
22-5495 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance
  • Chapter 35
  • Collected benefits before
  • Educational Objective changes