Veterans GO2 - Getting Started

First Step – WHICH EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT IS RIGHT FOR ME?

 

  • Chapter 30 (regular active duty - joined 7/1/85 to present)
  • Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation) - see your Voc Rehab counselor for appropriate paperwork
  • Chapter 33 (served after 9/11)
  • Chapter 35 (dependents) parent/spouse veteran 100% service-connected disabled or service-connected    deceased
  • Chapter 1606 (guard/reserve) not deployed
  • Chapter 1607 (guard/reserve) deployed at least 90 consecutive days or more)

Second Step - APPLY FOR VA EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

 

  • Go to www.gibill.va.gov
  • Click on "Apply for Benefits"
  • Click on "Launch VONAPP"
  • Create your username and password (if first time user)
  • Choose your form:
    • 22-1990 for chapters 30, 33, 1606, 1607
    • 22-1990E for chapter 33 transfer of entitlement recipients
    • 22-5490 for chapter 35 (dependents of 100% disables veteran)
    • NOTE: Chapter 31 will apply through their Voc Rehab counselor
  • Complete the application, then click "Submit" - print a copy for your records. It takes the VA anywhere from two weeks to two months to process your application. Once it has been processed, they will send you a Certificate of Eligibility.
     
  • VA Education Line: 1-888-442-4551

THIRD STEP -  aPPLY FOR FEDERAL student AID  (OPTIONAL)

 Go to:  Apply for Federal Student Aid Online

fourth Step - CHOOSE YOUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM  AND APPLY FOR ADMISSIONS AT YVCC

 

Decide on a specific program of study and officially apply to Yakima Valley Community College Apply

See an academic counselor with questions regarding program content and availability.  Advising & Counseling Center

fifth Step - MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR ASSESSMENT TESTING  

 

If you have prior college credits, you may not have to take the COMPASS test. However, transcripts must be evaluated prior to YVCC making that decision.  Testing Center

sixth Step - REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS

 

Immediately request that all transcripts from previous schools to be sent to YVCC Admissions. YVCC is allowed to certify your classes to the VA for only three quarters until your transcript(s) arrive(s).

seventh Step - MAKE an APPOINTMENT WITH YVCC VETERANS COORDINATOR

 

Ignacio Romero1-509-574-4715 or email: iromero@yvcc.edu