Also called the “GI Bill®,” VA Education Benefits support educational benefits for veterans, their dependents, and their survivors. The Syracuse University Veterans’ Resource Center, housed at University College, certifies enrollment of SU students who wish to use these benefits.

First time use of VA Education Benefits by a student requires completion of the VA Education Benefits Certification Request , and either a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefit, or a copy of the veteran’s DD214. A copy of the VA Education Benefits Certification Request form must be completed for each term in which the student requests VA Education Benefits.

VA Education Benefits Certification Request
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Using your VA Education Benefits

Student veterans who are eligible for VA Education Benefits may apply to use them during the semester. Benefits approved for use during the current semester are not continued for the next semester unless the student so requests, and registration does not automatically activate your benefits. Requests to use the benefits for the semester will be accepted beginning February 15 for summer terms, March 1 for fall terms, and October 1 for spring terms. Email veterans@syr.edu or call 315.443.3261 for veteran’s information.

VA Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits are administered between the student’s VA counselor and the Syracuse University Bursar Office, 119 Bowne Hall.


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