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Apply for Chapter Benefits

Apply for Chapter Benefits

*Please note, only item 4 must be repeated prior to every semester that you are requesting VA benefits at UD.  If this is you first semester requesting benefits, please contact us for a thorough overview of your benefits coverage and our process.


1. Complete the VA's Online Application to apply for VA education benefits.  It will often take the VA 30 days or more to make a decision on education claims.


2. You will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA in the mail detailing your education benefit.  Submit it to UD Veterans Services at


3. Complete your applicable Chapter Checklist Form and email it to  If you are eligible, you can find the Yellow Ribbon Application in the same place and submit it as well.


4. Submit our VA Benefits Certification Request at the link below once your schedule is finalized.  You must submit your request for certification every semester.  

2023-24 (Fall 2023, Winter 2023-24, Spring 2024, Summer 2024) VA Benefits Certification Request

2022-23 (Fall 2022, Winter 2022-23, Spring 2023, Summer 2023) VA Benefits Certification Request


5. You are encouraged to explore all financial aid opportunities available. Click Here for additional information.


VA Certification Timeline:

  • Fall certification begins in July
  • Spring certification begins in November
  • Summer certification begins in March

You will be notified via email each semester when your courses are certified.  If you make changes to your registration, notify us via email at

All Veteran approved programs at UD are listed with the Department of Veterans Affairs. To see a full list of majors and programs currently approved for VA benefits, visit the VA's WEAMS Institution Search, and search for "University of Dayton."  You can then select our institution's profile.  From the profile, select the "programs" tab to view the current list of programs.


Veterans Benefits and Transition Act (VBTA) Policy Statement

 (regarding late Chapter 31 and Chapter 33 payments)

University of Dayton in accordance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This policy is limited to tuition funds paid by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.


Military and Veteran Programs and Services (MVPS)

Zehler Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1481