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Commencement 2021

 

Activate VA Education Benefits at Stanford

How to use the GI Bill while attending Stanford University

  1. Apply for your VA educational benefits online by clicking here. (Chapter 31 students, skip to step 2).

  2. Please complete and submit this Enrollment Application to utilize GI Bill benefits for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Once this application is complete, the applicant will be directed to Google Form. There you will be able to securely submit required documentation to the VA Certifying Officer.

  3. Submit the appropriate documentation, click here to see required documentation.

    • If you accidentally closed your browser while attempting to upload your required documentation, please click here to be directed to the Google Form. 

  4. Once the application is submitted, complete any additional action items to prevent a delay in payment. Click here to see additional steps. 

If you would to change the terms you would like certified, please DO NOT complete the application a second time. Contact the VA Certifying Officer as soon as possible via email and inform them that way. Failure to do so may result in a delay of payment or the student being indebted to the VA and multiple.

DOCUMENTATION NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE ENROLLMENT APPLICATION
Chapter 30 Certificate of Eligibility
Chapter 31 DD Form 214 (Member-4)
Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility

DD Form 214 (Member-4) – Veterans Only

Chapter 35 Certificate of Eligibility
Chapter 1606 Notice of Basic Eligibility
Medical Residents, Medical Fellows and Research Assistants Departmental letter verifying enrollment. Letter must be on official letterhead and include the following information:
  • Duration (Start/Stop Dates)
  • Cost of the program
  • Departmental point of contact
Tuition-Specific Scholarship Recipients

Award letters from the organization providing the scholarships. Letters must include the following information:

  • Amount awarded
  • Contact information for the organization providing the scholarship
  • Any term limitations (Ex. The scholarship may only be used during the Autumn 20XX term)
ADDITIONAL STEPS FOLLOWING THE ENROLLMENT APPLICATION
Chapter 30 Create W.A.V.E Account (Once certified, students must verify enrollment every month to receive a living stipend)
Chapter 31 Contact Third Party Contracting to create an account that will allow the  Vocational Rehabilitation office to submit payments onto your account. Consider waiving Cardinal Care since the VA will not cover this charge under the VR&E program.
Chapters 33 N/A
Chapter 35 N/A
Chapter 1606 Create W.A.V.E Account (Once certified, students must verify enrollment every month to receive a living stipend)
Medical Residents, Medical Fellows and Research Assistants N/A
Tuition-Specific Scholarship Recipients N/A

Additional Support

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email vabenefits@stanford.edu or submit a ticket.