Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Apply for Benefits?

Every student needs to apply to the VA to be approved for VA educational benefits. You can apply for your educational benefits at www.va.gov. For more direct assistance, the VA Education phone number is 888-442-4551.

What Do I Need To Start My VA Educational Benefits at UNL?

Students need to complete the UNL VA Certification Request form upon enrollment in your classes for each term to receive your benefit. You can find the UNL VA Certification Request form at https://vetsuccess.unl.edu/documents/VA-CERTIFICATION-Request-Form.pdf. Additionally, a copy your VA Letter of Eligibility (LOE) or Certificate of Eligibility (COE) delivered to the Military & Veteran Success Center is required to certify your educational benefits.

How Long Does It Take To Receive Benefits?

If you are using your educational benefits for the first time, it usually takes six to eight weeks to receive your first educational benefit payment.

What if I Have Received Benefits at Another Institution?

On www.va.gov submit form 22-1995 Change of Program or Place of Training and specify the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

If you have additional questions visit the Military & Veteran Success Center located at Room 16 of the Nebraska Union. You can also reach the MVSC through vetsuccess@unl.edu or 402-472-4130.