Getting Benefits Started

If you are active military, a veteran or a dependent and have not used VA educational benefits before at any institution of higher education, this is where you start.

If you’re not sure which benefit you’re eligible for or have any other questions about VA benefits, eligibility or processing timelines, feel free to contact Troy Rundle, ASU’s VA VetSuccess on Campus counselor, at troy.rundle@asu.edu or 480-727-5627 (office) or 602-318-0406 (cell).

First, apply for benefits in three easy steps

1. Complete a VA application.

VA benefit type

Use this VA application

Chapter 30, 33, 1606 and 1607

Form 22-1990

Chapter 35

Form 22-5490

Chapter 31

Eligibility/Application is determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation Office

 2. Locate your additional supporting document. 

VA benefit type

Include this supporting document

All types, except Chapter 1606

DD-214 Military Discharge Document — Copy Member 4

Chapter 1606

DD-2384 NOBE — Notice of Basic Eligibility

3. Submit your application and document directly to the VA using one of these methods.

  • mail to Department of Veterans Affairs, PO Box 8888, Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

  • Troy Rundle, your direct link to the VA from ASU, can submit your application for you. Contact Troy at troy.rundle@asu.edu or 480-727-5627 (office) or 602-318-0406 (cell) for assistance.


If you apply using VONAPP, you will receive your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA in four to eight weeks.

Next, apply to ASU 

You can apply to ASU as a freshman, transfer or graduate student.

ASU before receiving your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.

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If you have questions about applying to ASU or how ASU resources and the Veteran Services staff can help you succeed, please connect with Matt Schmidt, ASU’s veteran recruitment specialist, at ASUVeterans@asu.edu or 480-965-7723.

Once you’ve been admitted to ASU, go to steps for newly admitted students to start your benefits file with Veteran Services in the Pat Tillman Veterans Center.

ASU student veterans are making it work

See how what these students say about using their benefits to attend ASU. You can too, and then you can have the career and future you’ve been thinking about. The money is there for you to use. Put it to work for you

What ASU students say about paying for college using the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (veterans and dependents)

Pat Tillman Veterans Centers

Downtown Phoenix campus
University Center Building, Room 130

602-496-0152
480-522-3058 Fax

Hours of Operation
Mon. – Fri.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Polytechnic campus
Administration Building

480-727-2702
480-522-3058 Fax

Hours of Operation
Mon. – Fri.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tempe campus
Memorial Union, Lower Level, Room 75

480-965-7723
480-522-3058 Fax

Hours of Operation
Mon. – Thur.: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

West campus
University Center Building, Room 120

602-543-5040
480-522-3058 Fax

Hours of Operation
Mon. – Fri.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m

ASU at Havasu Military Student Support
Santiago Hall

928-854-9705
928-854-9709 Fax

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ASU Online Military Student Support
Mario Matus
militaryonline@asu.edu

480-884-1906
480-522-3058 Fax