Veteran's Affair: Montgomery GI Bill

Step One: Apply to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for your education benefits, go to VA.GOV to complete your application.  If you have used your benefit perviously at another institution you need to go to VA.GOV to complete a Change of Place of Training form.

Step Two: Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the OSU Veteran Certifying Officials.

Step Three: Select a major (not UESP) by the time you reach junior standing (90-134 credits earned). The OSU Veteran Certifying Officials will certify your enrollment to the VA.

Step Four: On the last calendar day of the month, you must verify your enrollment to the VA via the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by calling the toll free Interactive Voice Response line at 1 (877) 823-2378.

The benefit is paid directly to the student, it should arrive approximately the beginning of the month following the month you earned it. For example, if you start school in September, your first benefit is expected to arrive the beginning of October.