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Howard University is approved by the District of Columbia State Approving Agency for the enrollment of veterans, service personnel and dependents of deceased or disabled veterans who are eligible for educational benefits under the G.I. Bill.With the exception of VA-approved disabled veterans, all beneficiaries of educational benefits from the Veterans Administration are personally responsible for the payment of their bills to the University. These individuals should be financially prepared to pay tuition and fees at the time of registration each semester and to meet all living expenses until VA educational allowances (checks) are received (approximately 60 days). Services and/or assistance to G.I. Bill students studying at Howard University are available through this office.

Who Is Eligible for VA Benefits?

  • Chapter 30 - G I Bill
  • Chapter 31 - Disabled Veterans
  • Chapter 35 - Dependents
  • Chapter 1606- Reserves

Chapter 30 - GI BILL

New Students

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Register for classes
  2. Report to ODSSS with a copy of your current schedule of classes and a copy of your form DD 214.
  3. Complete the following forms:
    • Form 22-1999 Enrollment Certification
    • Form 22-1990 Application for VA Educational Benefits
    • Student Information Card

Transfer Students

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Be admitted to the University via Admissions Office
  2. Register for classes
  3. Report to ODSSS with a copy of the your current schedule of classes and Chapter 30 bring a copy of your DD 214; and Chapter 1606/Reservest bring a copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE).
  4. Complete the following forms:
  5. Form 22-1999 Enrollment Certification
  6. Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
  7. Student Information Card

Returning Students

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Bring a copy of the current schedule
  2. Complete a Student Information Card

Chapter 31 - Disabled Veterans

New Students

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Be admitted to the University via Admissions Office
  2. Register for classes
  3. Contact your Veterans Affairs Counselor at (202)691-3402 and have faxed forms 22-1905 to ODSSS at (202) 588-9755.
  4. Bring a copy of the current schedule
  5. Complete a student information card.

Transfer Students

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Be admitted to the University via Admissions Office
  2. Register for classes
  3. Contact your Veterans Affairs Counselor at (202)691-3402 and have faxed forms 22-1905 to ODSSS at (202) 588-9755.
  4. Bring a copy of the current schedule
  5. Complete a student information card.

Returning Students

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Bring a copy of the current schedule
  2. Complete a Student Information Card

Chapter 35 - Dependents

New Students

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Be admitted to the University via Admissions Office
  2. Register for classes
  3. Report to ODSSS with a copy of your current schedule of classes.
  4. Complete the following forms:
    • Form 22-1999 Enrollment Certification
    • Form 22-5490 Application for Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance
    • Student Information Card

Transfer Students

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Be admitted to the University via Admissions Office
  2. Register for classes
  3. Report to ODSSS with a copy of your current schedule of classes.
  4. Complete the following forms:
    • Form 22-1999 Enrollment Certification
    • Form 22-5490 Application for Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance
    • Student Information Card

Returning Students

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Bring a copy of the current schedule
  2. Complete a Student Information Card

Chapter 1606 - Reserves

New Students

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Be admitted to the University via Admissions Office
  2. Register for classes
  3. Report to ODSSS with a copy of your current schedule of classes and a copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE).
  4. Complete the following forms:
    • Form 22-1999 Enrollment Certification
    • Form 22-1990 Application for VA Educational Benefits
    • Student Information Card

Transfer Students

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Be admitted to the University via Admissions Office
  2. Register for classes
  3. Report to ODSSS with a copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE).
  4. Complete the following forms:
    • Form 22-1999 Enrollment Certification
    • Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
    • Student Information Card

Returning Students

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Bring a copy of the current schedule
  2. Complete a Student Information Card

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