Application Process for Federal Veterans Benefits

Madison College is authorized to provide the following federal educational benefits to veterans who need financial assistance to enroll in a program. 

Application Process

To apply for Federal Veterans Education Benefits, follow the process below. Applicants are required to submit military documentation.

  1. Apply for Benefits

    If you are a service member or a Veteran, you need to complete form 22-1990 at

    If you are a spouse or dependent using forms 22-1990E, 22-1990N, 22-1995, 22-5490, or 22-5495, you will also need to apply at

  2. Apply for Admission

    Submit a program application if you are not already admitted into an eligible program of study. Eligible programs are associate degrees, technical diploma programs, or certificates.

  3. Register for Classes

    In order to be eligible for veterans benefits, you must be registered in classes. Get help registering for your classes. These classes must be needed to graduate from your program of study. In addition, military services members may request an earlier registration date.

  4. Complete an Enrollment Form

    Submit the Madison College VA Enrollment form (PDF, 112 KB). This form must be on file to allow Madison College to certify federal veteran educational benefits. All documentation must be submitted to the Madison College Enrollment Center via mail, fax or in person.

  5. Submit Supporting Documentation
    • Certification of Eligibility - After you have completed the application for Federal VA Educational Benefits, you will be sent a Certificate of Eligibility indicating your eligibility and entitlement. You must submit a copy of this COE. You may also turn in a screen shot of your eBenefits if you have already established your eligibility and cannot find your COE.
    • Transcripts - If you are receiving Federal GI Bill benefits, you are required by the VA to submit both military and prior official college transcripts
    • DD214 - If you are receiving Federal VA Education benefits under your military service, you must submit a copy of member copy 4 of your DD214.

    All documentation must be submitted to the Madison College Enrollment Center via mail, fax, or in person.

  6. Review Eligibility

    Once the Madison College Veterans Educational Benefits Office receives all of your documentation, your enrollment will be reviewed to determine if your classes are needed based on the curriculum of your program of study. Classes that are required to graduate from the program will be certified with the VA. This information will then be sent to the Federal VA, which will review the claim and determine your eligibility. If the Federal VA determines you are eligible, they will authorize payment of benefits. You may need to verify your enrollment on a monthly basis in order to receive funds. Please see Verify Enrollment below for more information.

  7. Verify Enrollment

    If you are receiving benefits for Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606 you must verify your enrollment each month to receive payments. In addition, you may have to verify enrollment for Chapter 35 depending on your program. You can verify your enrollment by calling 1-877-823-2378 or online at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE).

  8. Receive Payment

    Once all the above items are completed, the US Treasury will then issue a payment. You will receive a monthly payment by electronic deposit and book stipend (if applicable). For Post 9/11 Benefits (Chapter 33), Madison College will receive the payments for tuition.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.