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, your DD 214 form (for discharged Veterans), or most current Last Earning Statement (Active Duty, Reservists, National Guard), and your Change of Program Place of Training form (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.

For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments.  For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill® student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form. In addition, UI&U requires that a discharged Veteran submit a copy of their DD 214. Active Duty, Reservists, or National Guard service members need to submit their most current Last Earning Statement at the beginning of each new term of enrollment. Please see 38 USC 3679(e) for complete details.

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.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official US government website at

Union’s School Certifying Officials for VA Educational Benefits