Veterans Get Started
Please be sure to complete each step before continuing to the next.
Step 1. Apply to UNC.
Step 2. Apply for benefits
Is this your first time using your GI Bill? If yes, Complete and submit an application for VA Education Benefits, VA Form 22-1990 to the VA through VONAPP.
Are you transferring to UNC from another Institution? If yes, Complete and submit a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training, Va Form 22-1995 to the VA through VONAPP.
Submit your VA Certification Worksheet electronically to UNC Veterans Services (Note: this step must be completed each semester you plan to attend school.)
Steps to submit your VA Certification Worksheet
- Log into your Ursa account.
- Go to the student tab
- On the left side of the screen is a box labeled “Important Links.” Search this box for the link labeled “Veterans Certification Request”
- Be sure to read and follow the applications directions.
- Submit form
If you are collecting the Post-9/11: Chapter 33 GI Bill you are finished.
If you are collecting the Montgomery GI Bill: Chapter 30, you must verify your attendance every month through the VA on their Web Automated Verification of Enrollment, W.A.V.E.
To obtain the status of your claim
6:00am – 4:00pm
Or send an electronic inquiry
(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
If you are eligible to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), your tuition and fees payments are sent directly to the school. Housing allowance, kickers and books stipends are sent directly to eligible students.
Remember that your GI Bill benefits are paid “in arrears,” this means that payments for January won’t be received until February.
Also, your first payment may not be for a full month, because you are paid from the actual day you start school, for example, if you start school August 23rd, your September payment will be for the 8 days you attended in August.