How to Apply for Veteran's Education Benefits at BYU
Claim transferred benefits and obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA
Instructions for applying for benefits
Click on the following series of tabs on the left side:
- Education and Training > For Students > Getting Started > Apply for Benefits
- Click the link “Find Your Education Benefits Form” and follow the instructions on the screen.
- Once you have successfully claimed benefits from the VA, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility in the mail.
For questions about the Certificate of Eligibility, call the VA Helpline at 1-888-442-4551.
Request Certification of Enrollment at BYU
With a certificate of eligibility in hand, log into your BYU account and complete the Certification Request Form
- Fill out the form on this website with the information from the VA Certification of Eligibility
- Click “Submit” when you are finished
You will receive email notification when your certification is submitted to the VA. Certifications are processed by the VA in the order in which they are received. Benefits are generally sent shortly after classes begin. The VA will take 4-6 weeks of processing time before benefits can be posted to your account.
BYU will certify your enrollment to the VA for each semester/term it is requested. Only classes which meet general education and major requirements can be certified, with two exceptions:
- The last semester before graduation, students may enroll in additional class(es) that are included within the student's program of education even though not required for the specific beneficiary to graduate. Such classes must be specified by name in the approved program curriculum, and not have been already completed.
- VA will allow substitutions if they are approved by the college and documented in your VA file.
Certification for Enrollment for Undergraduate Programs
Military Tuition Assistance
Utah National Guard State Tuition Assistance (STA)
Members of the Utah National Guard are eligible to apply for Utah National Guard State Tuition Assistance. Eligible members are required to apply each semester and can apply before the semester starts up to three months in advance, but a minimum of 15 days prior to the start of class at the latest. STA packets include a completed STA application, a signed Statement of Understand (SOU), and a course/cost verification; all these documents can be found and downloaded here. STA approval is subject to the availability of funds and applies on a first come, first served basis. Completed STA packets must be emailed.
For any other questions about the Utah National Guard, contact our on-campus representative:
SSG Austin Johnson
220 Daniel H. Wells (ROTC) Building
The BYU Army ROTC department offers two, three, and four year scholarships to students who are eligible. Scholarship winners enroll in ROTC classes and receive leadership training while pursuing a degree in the field of their choice. Scholarships awarded through ROTC pay either the full cost of tuition or room & board. Additionally, scholarship winners receive a tax-free $300-$500 monthly stipend for living expenses and a $600 book allowance each semester. Acceptance of an ROTC scholarship incurs an obligation to serve as an officer in the Active Army or Reserve Component (National Guard/Reserves).
Click here for more information.
Mr. Jack Sturgeon
220 Wells ROTC Building