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Getting Started

saluting the flag: marineA checklist has been developed to assist you in becoming an MSJC student and apply for VA benefits!
Your first obstacle is to establish yourself as an MSJC student.  Once this process has been completed you will then be able to apply for your veterans’ benefits with MSJC.   

Becoming a Student at MSJC

The following forms are required for proper certification and to provide you with information about veterans’ services. Failure to submit the necessary forms may result in funding delays, a reduction in funding, or termination of benefits.

Applying for your VA Benefits: 

  • Statement of Responsibility (You will need to fill out this form any time you add, drop, or register for a new semester.  Your enrollment will not be certified to the VA without this being submitted.)
  • VA Application (The application required will depend on your classification.  See below.  If applying for benefits through VA (VONAPP) online, print a copy of your application and turn into your Veterans Representative.  If you are uncertain, contact your Veterans Represenative.)
  • DD-214 (Member 4; this is the long discharge form that states your Character of Discharge and Reentry Code.  The DD-214 is required for CH30, CH33, and CH1607.)
  • NOBE (Notice Of Basic Eligibility. Obtained from your command, for CH1606 only)

Apply online
Veterans and dependents must begin the process by submitting the appropriate application to the VA. After completion of the online application, print a copy, and submit it to a certifying official.  MSJC will require a hard-copy of the document for your VA File.  For quick access to all forms click here. 

Form Number

Form Name

Who needs it?

22-1990

Application for VA Education Benefits

• Chapter 30, 33, 1607, or 1606
• Never collected benefits

22-1995

Request For Change of Program or Place of Training

• Chapter 30, 33, 1607, or 1606
• Collected benefits before
• Educational Objective changes

22-5490

Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

• Chapter 35
• Never collected benefits

22-5495

Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

• Chapter 35
• Collected benefits before
• Educational Objective changes