Veteran FAQs

Veteran FAQs

What documentation is required for VA education benefits? Use the table below to determine what documentation is required:

Select from the following documents needed

  • Montgomery G.I. Bill - Active Duty
  • Montgomery G.I. Bill - Select Reserve/National Guard (Chapter 1606) 
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31)
  • DEAP Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
  • Discharge from Active Duty (DD214)
  •   –OR–
  • Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), which may be obtained from your Educational Officer.
  • Discharge from Active Duty (DD214), or Military orders
  • You must meet with a VA counselor to apply for Chapter 31 benefits at the Phoenix VA Regional Office 602.627.2800. (not the Veterans Services Representative at Phoenix College) Once the VA counselor determines your eligibility, he or she will send a payment authorization to the PC Veterans Services.
  • Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Educational Questions

The first step: apply for admissions to the college. Once you have applied for admission, please visit Veterans Services and complete a Veteran’s Request for Education Benefits form (must be completed each semester).

Submit form 22-1995 Change of Program or Place of Training and request official transcripts from all other institutions.

Veterans applying to receive benefits may request to have their tuition due date deferred each semester enrolled. If you are using your educational benefits for the first time, it usually takes eight to ten weeks to receive your first educational benefit check.

Contact the Veterans Affairs Educational Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 first to determine status of your educational benefit or contacting them via email by submitting a question found on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website (  After your educational benefits are determined, visit your VA Certifying Official at Phoenix College.

The first time you visit Veterans Services at Phoenix College to use your educational benefits you will need to bring with you your copy of your DD-214 Member-4 and Certificate of Eligibility.  Refer to the Getting Started - Steps to Success for additional documents and instructions.

You can apply for your educational benefits at (Apply for Benefits). You will need to fill out the online VONAPP, print it out, and bring a copy to the Veterans Services.

We need the Member-4 copy of your DD-214. This is the copy that shows your Type of Separation and your Character of Service on the bottom of the page.

You do not need to physically come to Phoenix College; however, you must connect with your Veterans Services Certifying Official each semester.  The Certifying Official submits the classes you are registered for to the Regional Veterans Affairs Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Only classes that are certified will be paid.