VA Benefits Checklist

When you are ready to make the move to become a college student, you need to have some paperwork completed to receive your benefits. The paperwork will depend on which program or chapter you are under.

Chapter 30

Active Duty Military

  • Most recent DD-214
  • VA Form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits or Form 22-1995 for transfer students

Chapter 31

VA Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Meet with counselor from the regional VA Vocational Rehabilitation office (Sioux Falls or Rapid City)
  • VA Form 22-1905 sent to school from counselor

Chapter 33

Post 9/11 Veterans

  • Most recent DD-214
  • VA Form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits or Form 22-1995 for transfer students
  • Any kicker paperwork
  • Certificate of Eligibility from VA for DSU to pay percentage of tuition and fees

Chapter 35

Spouses and Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

  • VA Form 22-5490 Application for Education Benefits or Form 22-5495 for transfer students

Chapter 1606

Army/Air National Guard/Reserve

  • Most Recent DD-214 or NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility)
  • VA Form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits or Form 22-1995 for transfer students
  • Any kicker paperwork

Chapter 1607

Army/Air National Guard/Reserves who have served overseas since 9/12/01

  • Most recent DD-214 or NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility)
  • VA Form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits or Form 22-1995 for transfer students
  • Any kicker paperwork

SD Free Tuition

SD resident Veterans who are no longer eligible for the GI Bill

  • SDDVA Form E-11 signed by Sioux Falls official
Last Updated: 3/4/12