Veteran benefits

Getting benefits started

If you are active military, a veteran or a dependent and have not used VA education benefits before at any institution of higher education, this is where you start. The Pat Tillman Veterans Center wants to help you in any way you may need. Check out our new guides to applying for GI Bill education benefits: videos made specially for veteran, spouse and dependent, and active duty students. Each of them walk you through the process of getting your education funded.

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 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 or 480-727-5627 (office) or 602-318-0406 (cell) for assistance.

If you apply online, 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 first-year, transfer or graduate student before receiving your Certificate of Eligibility from or submitting your 1905 form to the VA.

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If you have questions about applying to ASU or how ASU resources and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center staff can help you succeed, contact us at or 480-965-7723. 

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


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Looking for Tuition Assistance? 

Tuition Assistance is a benefit that current military students pursuing their degree online, and a few who are on campus, can access to help cover tuition and other costs. 

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tuition assistance


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.