GI Bill® Checklist

Below are simple GI Bill ® checklists for new students, transfer students and continuing students. Click here for a more comprehensive checklist.

New Student GI Bill ® Checklist

  1. Complete an application for GI Bill ® benefits (for a child using transfer of entitlement you must wait until turning 18 or graduating from High School before applying).
  2. Check your residency status on your admissions acceptance letter. If you were accepted as a non-resident, review Purdue’s military residency policy.
  3. Register for classes.
  4. 60 days prior to the start of the term, complete a “Request for Enrollment Certification” form and return it to the Veterans Success Center via email at dogtags@purdue.edu along with a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or Statement of Benefits.
  5. Chapter 1606 and Chapter 30 must “verify your attendance” on the last day of every month in order to receive payment.

Transfer Student GI Bill ® Checklist

  1. If you have received benefits at a prior school you will need to complete a “ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training”- VA form 22-1995 located here: https://www.va.gov/education/change-gi-bill-benefits/
  2. Check your residency status on your admissions acceptance letter. If you were accepted as a non-resident, review Purdue’s military residency policy.
  3. Register for classes.
  4. 60 days prior to the start of the term, Complete a “Request for Enrollment Certification” form and return it to the Veterans Success Center via email at dogtags@purdue.edu along with a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or Statement of Benefits.
  5. If you make any adjustments to your schedule, notify the Veterans Success Center at dogtags@purdue.edu.
  6. Chapter 1606 and Chapter 30 must “verify your attendance” on the last day of every month in order to receive payment.

Continuing Student GI Bill ® Checklist

  1. Register for classes.
  2. Complete a “Request for Enrollment Certification” form and return it to the Veterans Success Center via email at dogtags@purdue.edu.
  3. If you make any adjustments to your schedule, notify the Veterans Success Center at dogtags@purdue.edu.
  4. Chapter 1606 and Chapter 30 must “verify your attendance” on the last day of every month in order to receive payment.

To access the Request for Enrollment Certification form, click here

To learn more information about the Yellow Ribbon program, visit this page on our website. 

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Veterans Success Center, PMU 284/286, 101 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7638, dogtags@purdue.edu

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