Your VA Benefits

using the educational benefits you earned

We make your VA benefits simple

At Union, we realize that navigating the education benefits available for veterans can be a challenging process. That’s why we connect you with your state veteran’s representative to personally assist you in navigating the benefits system you have earned by serving in the armed forces. The Department of Veterans Affairs also offers a wealth of information and in addition each state has a veteran’s affairs office as well.

Step 1: Apply for your VA benefits
  • Apply for your Veteran’s education benefits with the VA Online Application
  • Print, complete, and mail a copy of the application form to your regional VA processing office (keep an additional copy for your records). The application contains addresses for all regional offices.
  • Toll free 888-442-4551 to complete the application form over the phone.
  • Form 22-1990 is also available at all Department of Veteran Affairs offices, most active duty military stations and American Embassies in other countries.
Step 2: Send Your Documentation to Union
  • Scan, fax or mail a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (DD Form 214) or your Change of Program-Place of Training (22-1995) if benefits were used at a previous school to the Union’s school certifying official at your academic center listed below.
  • Union will send enrollment certification to the regional processing office after verifying eligibility information and registration for the current term.
  • Note: Only the Veterans Administration can determine your benefits eligibility, while Union is able to certify your enrollment status to the Veterans Administration. Once your benefits are certified you will receive payment from the Veterans Administration.

If you have already completed a 22-1990 and used your GI Bill before, simply complete a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (22-1995).
If you are a Post 9/11 GI Bill recipient, your tuition and fees payments will be made directly to Union Institute & University.

Union's VA Certifying Officials