Guide for Transfer Students Who Have Used VA Educational Benefits at Another Institution.

1. Apply for admission to the University of Alaska Anchorage to be a degree seeking student.

  • The VA requires that students actively pursue a degree to utilize VA educational benefits.
  • You can use your VA benefits for no more than two certifications before completing your admission status and becoming formally admitted into the program.

2. Register for classes using UAOnline.  

  • Remember, only the courses that are applicable to your degree program can be certified for VA benefits.
  • It is highly suggested that you work with an academic advisor and refer to Degree Works to confirm that courses are applicable to your degree program.

3. Complete the VA Educational Benefits Certification Request Form

  • Complete this form each semester you wish to use VA educational benefits at UAA.
  • Please do not submit this form until you have completed your registration.

4. Complete the Request for Change of Place of Training Form.
(The hyperlinked forms below will take you to the VA forms page.)

  • Submit this form directly to UAA; the VA requires institutions to have this form on file for students who have used their benefits at another institution.
  • Veterans and service members complete the VA 22-1995 form. Dependents using Chapter 35 DEA benefits and those using Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill transfered benefits complete the VA 22-5495 form

5. Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.

  • You will be certified without this form. However, it will remain a requirement until it is received.

6. Submit required transcripts for admissions to include your military transcripts.

7. Maximize all sources of funding by completing:

8. Check your preferred and UAA email Addresses frequently.

  • Confirmation of certifications, issues with course certifications, newsletters and other important time sensitive information will be sent to your preferred and UAA email addresses only.

9. UAA Contact Information: