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How can I find out if I am eligible to receive VA education benefits?
Call the VA toll free (888) 442-4551 or (800) 827-1000.

Could I be eligible for education benefits if I have a parent or spouse who is or was in the military?
Yes, possibly. Locate the veteran's file number and call the toll free number

How do I go about applying for VA education benefits?
Submit completed VA Form 22-1990 to your college VA coordinator or apply online using VONAPP @ www.gibill.va.gov. Be sure all your transcripts have been turned in to the Registrar's Office.

What paperwork do I need to bring with me when applying?
A copy of your DD214 if you are a GI Bill recipient. A copy of your NOBE if you are in the National Guard. Your kicker contract would be helpful as well.

How long does it take before I receive the first check?
Six to eight weeks

How do I request direct deposit for my checks?
For Chapter 30 and 1606 only you can call Toll Free (800) 829-4833.  They will need your bank account and routing numbers or you can go online to http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/verify_attendance/

Do I need to fill out paperwork every semester?
Yes, you must complete the SWOSU VA Approval Form each time you re-enroll

Do I have to be enrolled before the enrollment certification can be sent to the VA Office?

How many hours must I take to receive full-time VA benefits?
Undergrad: 12 hours for spring and fall semesters, 6 hours for summer. Graduate: 9 hours for spring and fall, 4 hours for summer.

Can I receive VA education benefits as a graduate student?
Yes, if you have remaining eligibility and your delimiting date has not yet been reached.

What do I do if I received education benefits at another college and now want to continue receiving them at SWOSU?
Complete VA Form 22-5495 and the SWOSU VA Approval Form.

What can I do to get my military hours put on my college transcript?
Complete 12 hours at SWOSU and bring your military transcript(s) to our office.

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