Veterans Application Process
First-Time Applicants and Applicants Changing Schools start the process by filling our and submitting a Request to Begin VA Educational Benefits form. This form must be completed by both new and re-admit students and is recommended to be completed either upon acceptance or as part of the admission application/re-admit process.
For First Time Applicants:
- Complete VA Form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits (or VA Form 22-5490 Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance for Chapter 35 applicants),
- Complete the CBU Request to Begin Veterans Educational Benefits,
- Submit a copy of the veteran's DD Form 214 (discharge papers), a copy of the certificate of eligibility if you are applying for Post 9/11 GI Bill, or a copy of DD Form 2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility) if you are applying as a Reservist, and finally
- Submit both completed applications along with either the DD Form 214 or the DD Form 2384 to the Veterans Certifying Official in the Office of the University Registrar. The Veterans Certifying Official will then create a file for you and submit your application to the VA.
Ordering a Military Transcript
Please visit the ACE (American Council on Education) website to order a military transcript. ACE will guide you directly to the ordering website for your military branch.
One Veteran's Experience at CBU
"CBU offered a well-respected Master's program and I felt strongly that the emphasis on faith and high moral standards meshed with my personal beliefs. I am continuously impressed by CBU. I received much needed help during my admissions, initial financial aid process and veteran's assistance. I immensely enjoyed my classes and the high-quality instructors. I feel the difference in the words and actions of every individual I meet, whether staff or student. I have been treated with a tremendous amount of respect and heart-felt gratitude for my service."
Courtney Doussett ‘10
U.S. Army, Sergeant (E-5)
M.S. in Kinesiology, Sport Management