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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. Veteran, service members, and dependents can apply for benefits on the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' website.

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

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
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

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 U.S. government website.

Important Dates

Billing & Payment

Sun, Dec 12, 2021 Fall payment due in full (for new charges and/or past due balances)
Thu, Dec 30, 2021 Fifth billing statement for fall available (new charges and past-due balances only, due date: 1/12/22)
Wed, Jan 12, 2022 Fall payment due in full (for new charges and/or past due balances)