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Apply for benefits

Before you can use your GI Bill benefits at the University of Minnesota, we may require documents from you. The application to start using your GI Bill or change the benefit to your University of Minnesota campus should be completed on the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ website. We do not recommend applying via paper application. Processing time for the paper application may be delayed by more than two months.

If you are a new student, use the chart below to help identify which documents we need based on your benefit.

What documents are required?

DD214 NOBE Application COE Veterans Benefit Request VA form 1905 (from counselor)
Chapter 33, Post 9/11 X 22-1990 or
22-1995 or 22-1990E
X X
Chapter 1606, Select Reserve X 22-1990 or 22-1995 X X
Chapter 35, Dependents Educational Assistance 22-5490 or 22-5495 X X
Chapter 30, Active Duty X 22-1990 or 22-1995 X X
Chapter 31, Vocational Rehab X

Important Dates

Billing & Payment

Wed, Jun 21, 2017 May/summer payment due in full (full balance due)
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 Summer payment due in full (full balance due)
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 Summer payment due in full (full balance due)