Missouri State University

Veteran Student Services

GI Bill Benefits

What do I do to receive my GI Bill Benefits? 

First time applicants

Students applying for benefits for the first time are required to complete the following:

  1. Apply for admission to the University
  2. Apply for benefits through the GI Bill website
  3. Participate in SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration)  or complete Transfer Orientation (for transfer students)
  4. Register for classes (the classes you take must apply to the degree you are seeking in order for them to be certified)
  5. Fill out the Veterans Certification Request Form 
  6. Bring paperwork to the Veteran Services Office in Carrington 314 or fax it to (417) 836-7694
  7. Contact a Veterans Certifying Official in the Veteran Student Services Office at (417) 836-6199 with any questions

Continuing Students

If you have previously received education benefits at Missouri State University, you will need to complete a Veterans Certification Request Form each semester of enrollment. Also, keep in mind your other responsibilities as a benefit recipient at Missouri State University.

To view and print the Veterans Certification Request Form, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Transfer Students

  1. Apply for admission to the University
  2. Participate in online Transfer Orientation
  3. Register for classes (the classes you take must apply to the degree you are seeking in order for them to be certified)
  4. Fill out the Veterans Certification Request Form 
  5. Complete VA Form 22-1995  or if you are a Chapter 35 (DEA) recipient complete VA Form 22-5495  and provide a copy of the form or copy of online submission confirmation to our office
  6. Bring paperwork to the Veteran Services Office in Carrington 314 or fax it to (417) 836-7694
  7. Contact a Veterans Certifying Official in the Veteran Student Services Office at (417) 836-6199 with any questions

What forms/paperwork do I need to bring to the Veterans Services Office?

Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty

Persons who entered active duty after July 1, 1985, and had their military pay reduced by $100 per month for 12 months, may qualify for this program. This is a non-refundable contribution. These persons also must have served a minimum of two years, earned a high school diploma or its equivalent either prior to, or during the qualifying enlistment, and must have an honorable discharge. Other requirements may apply.

  • Certificate of eligibility received from the VA
  • Copy of DD-214 Discharge Document – Member 4 copy, if available (This form is provided to you by your military branch at completion of enlistment.)
  • Copy of "kicker" paperwork, if applicable (This paperwork is provided to you by your military branch at time of enlistment)
  • Veterans Certification Request Form

Chapter 1606 - Members of the Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve/National Guard  

This program provides benefits for members of the Reserve/National Guard who enlisted, re-enlisted or extended their enlistment for a period of six years after July 1, 1985

  • Certificate of eligibility received from the VA
  • Copy of DD-214 or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) Form #2384 (This form is provided to you by your unit.)
  • Copy of "kicker" paperwork, if applicable (This paperwork is provided to you by your military branch at time of enlistment)
  • Veterans Certification Request Form

Chapter 1607- REAP (Reserve Educational Assistance Program)

This program provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), and National Guard, who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency

  • Certificate of eligibility received from the VA
  • Copy of DD-214 or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) Form #2384 (This form is provided to you by your unit.)
  • Copy of "kicker" paperwork, if applicable (This paperwork is provided to you by your military branch at time of enlistment)
  • Veterans Certification Request Form

Chapter 35 - Dependents or Spouse of 100% Disabled or Deceased Veterans

This program provides benefits for dependents and spouses of veterans who died or are 100% disabled due to service-connected causes.

  •  Certificate of eligibility received from the VA. You must provide the veteran's file number to Veteran Student Services.
  • Veterans Certification Request Form

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation/Disabled Veterans

Eligibility for this program is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The program provides payment of required fees and a monthly allotment.

  • Vocational Rehabilitation counselor should fax us a copy of your VA Form 28-1905 (authorization form)
  • Veterans Certification Request Form

Chapter 33 – Post 9-11 GI Bill*

This program provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001 or individuals discharges with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for Post 9-11 GI Bill. Individuals may transfer benefits to eligible dependents.

  • Application for Educational Assistance (Form 22-1990) or certificate of eligibility received from the VA
  • Copy of DD-214 Discharge Document – Member 4 copy, if available (This form is provided to you by your military branch at completion of enlistment.)
  • Copy of "kicker" paperwork, if applicable (This paperwork is provided to you by your military branch at time of enlistment)
  • Veterans Certification Request Form

* If you are a service member transferring benefits to a spouse or child or are the dependent of a service member using transferred benefits please select this link to ensure all steps are completed.