Future Students

  • Step 1: Complete the VONAPP

    For Servicemembers or Veterans: Apply for Education Benefits through www.vets.gov to activate your educational benefits with the VA.

    For Spouses, Surviving Spouses or Dependents: Apply for Education Benefits through the VONAPP on eBenefits to activate your educational benefits with the VA.

  • Step 2: Apply for Admission

    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. 
    • We are only able to certify a student as non-matriculated pending final admission in the university for 2 terms. The VA defines a term as courses that have different start/stop dates.
  • Step 3: Register for Classes

    Register for class 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.
  • Step 4: Have you used your VA Benefits at another school?

    For students who have used VA educational benefits at another institution: Complete the Request for Change of Place of Training Form.

    • Veterans and service members complete the VA 22-1995.
    • Dependents using Chapter 35 DEA benefits and those using Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill transferred benefits complete the VA 22-5495.
    • You may submit this form directly to the school or complete the form electronically through the VONAPP on eBenefits. If you complete the form electronically please submit a confirmation page to our office. 
  • Step 5: Request Certification

    Complete the UAA Student Veteran Certification Request

    • 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.
  • Step 6: VA Student Responsibilities

    Complete the VA Student Responsibilities form if you are new to UAA and will be using VA educational benefits.

    • For new students: Your certification will not be processed with the VA until this form is completed and submitted to the Military & Veteran Student Services office.
  • Step 7: Report of Change

    Complete the UAA Student Veteran Report of Change

    • This form must be completed if you have made changes to your major, declared a minor, or changed your benefit type.
  • Step 8: Military Transcripts

    Submit required transcripts for admissions to include your military transcripts.

  • Step 9: Certificate of Eligibility

    Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA

    • You can be certified without this document. However, it will remain a requirement until received. (Exceptions apply to Chapter 35 beneficiaries)
    • Please note for Chapter 33 beneficiaries: financial aid disbursements may be effected without a COE on file.
  • Step 10: Maximize all Funding Resources

    Maximize all sources of funding by completing:

  • Step 11: Check your preferred and UAA email!

    Check your preferred and UAA email addresses frequently. 

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

 

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