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Eligibility

EDUCATION BENEFIT APPLICATION TIPS

If you have never applied for education benefits from the VA you will need to:

  • Apply online by visiting the VA website at www.va.gov and choose Apply for Education Benefits – Complete VA form 22-1990.
  • Once your application is approved you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility. You must submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility to Tiffin University’s Office of Veteran & Military Services in order for the Certifying Official to certify enrollment with the VA.

If you are a transferring student using VA education benefits, or a student who has changed your major/program since the last semester in which you received benefits, you will need to:

  • Visit the VA website at www.va.gov and choose Change Current Education Benefits
  • Under How do I request changes to my benefits? – click on Complete VA form 22-1995

Dependents/spouse who are receiving transferred benefits should:

  • Visit the VA website at www.va.gov and complete VA form 22-1990E which allows the family member to access the transferred benefit. VA will send a Certificate of Eligibility once the application is approved. Please submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility to Tiffin University’s Office of Veteran & Military Services in order for the Certifying Official to certify enrollment with the VA.

Students who are eligible for Dependents Education Assistance (DEA) should:

  • Visit the VA website at www.va.gov and complete VA form 22-5490. Upon benefit approval the dependent will receive a Certificate of Eligibility outlining the benefit.
  • Please submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility to Tiffin University’s Office of Veteran & Military Services in order for the Certifying Official to verify enrollment with the VA.

Students who are using Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation:

  • The VA Case Manager will submit program approval documentation to the Tiffin University School Certifying Official.
  • School Certifying Official will certify enrollment through VA and set up billing to the appropriate VA Regional Processing Office.

To create a eBenefits account go to www.ebenefits.va.gov and click “ REGISTER”

How to Apply or make a change – https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/
After You Apply – https://www.va.gov/education/after-you-apply/

Yellow Ribbon Program

Tiffin University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® providing additional funds for tuition and fees exceeding the amount payable by the VA. (Eligibility requirements established by the VA apply)

**Please notify the VA Certifying Official at Tiffin University once you have registered for classes each semester. If you make any changes to your schedule such as add/drop classes or withdraw entirely, you must notify the Certifying Official immediately at 419-448-3340 or email at tuveterans@tiffin.edu

Types of VA Benefits

Post 9/11 Bill – https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/post-9-11/

Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty – https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-active-duty/

Montgomery GI Bill® Selective Reserve – https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-selected-…

Types of VA Benefits

Post 9/11 Bill – https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/post-9-11/

Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty – https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-active-duty/

Montgomery GI Bill® Selective Reserve – https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-selected-…

Questions

Tyler Tobyne
School Certifying Official
567.268.6053
tuveterans@tiffin.edu

Office Hours – Bridgewater House on Sandusky Street

Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00