New Veteran Student

If you have not used VA Education Benefits before at any institution of higher education, then you are a new veteran student. Prior to enrolling, service members are encouraged to contact their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or Military Services Counselor. Follow the enrollment steps below.

NOTE: Students receiving benefits under Chapters 30, 1606 and 1607, are required to verify their enrollment every month. This can be done by calling 1-877-823-2378 or by going to the WAVE system.

Students using Chapter 33 benefits must verify enrollment monthly. When your enrollment is processed by VA, you will receive a text message from VA to opt into text message verification. If you opt 'out' or cannot receive texts, you will be automatically enrolled in email verification.

Certificate of Eligibility (COE) provided by the VA via mail once the application for benefits has been completed. (Usually received between 4-6 weeks after application is submitted.)

Request a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Department of Veterans Affairs. (Usually received via mail between 4-6 weeks after application is submitted.) Give a copy to the VA Certifying Official.