Certification Process for VA Educational Benefits

To use your VA educational benefits each semester, your enrollment must be certified to the VA by TCC. VA certifications are completed by the District VA Processing team.

The certification process will not begin until all your required documents are on file with District VA Processing.

Completed VA Certifications packets are processed in the order that they are received. We recommend you submit required documents as early as possible to ensure your benefit payments are received in a timely manner.

Once TCC certifies your enrollment in the VA system, the VA will review the certification and schedule any benefits payable to the school and/or you (student).

Submit a VA Certification Request

You must submit a VA Certification Request each semester to continue using your benefits.

To submit this request, you must:

  1. Log in to WebAdvisor
  2. Select the Student Menu
  3. Select VA Certification Request in the bottom right under Veteran Admin. (VA) Services
  4. Complete the form
    • Required documents can be uploaded and submitted with the request form.

For additional help, read our detailed instructions on How to Submit a Certification Request in WebAdvisor (PDF)Listen.

Submit Supporting Documents

Documents can be submitted via WebAdvisor or at your campus Admissions and Registrar Office.

Forms and Documents Required for Certification Process

Chapter 30 or 33

New Students

Submit the following documents for the certification process for VA educational benefits:

  • VA Certification Request
  • VA Form 22-1990 (Application for Benefits) or Certificate of Eligibility sent to you or your dependent by VA (if you applied via vets.gov)
  • DD214 Member 4 copy or Service 2 copy
    • Only required for TSI waiver. Contact the Admissions and Registrar Office about the TSI waiver.
  • Official military transcripts (Joint Service Transcripts or Air University/CCAF)
  • Copy of current, active degree plan

Transfer Students

Submit the following documents for the certification process for VA educational benefits:

  • VA Certification Request
  • Certificate of Eligibility sent to you or your dependent by VA (if you applied via vets.gov)
  • DD214 Member 4 copy or Service 2 copy
    • Only required for TSI waiver. Contact the Admissions and Registrar Office about the TSI waiver.
  • Official military transcripts (Joint Service Transcripts or Air University/CCAF)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities/technical schools you attended
  • Copy of current, active degree plan after your transfer coursework has been evaluated 

Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

Submit the following documents for the certification process for VA educational benefits:

  • VA Certification Request
    • Complete via WebAdvisor
    • Not required but encouraged
  • VA purchase order (PO) 
    • Available through your Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) counselor. Contact your VR&E counselor about submitting your PO to the Tungsten Network so TCC may view your PO and bill the VA for the tuition.
    • A separate PO should be sent to the bookstore to cover books and supplies.

Chapter 35: Veteran's Dependents

New Students

Submit the following documents for the certification process for VA educational benefits:

  • VA Certification Request
  • VA Form 22-5490 (Application for Dependents' Benefits)
  • Dependent VA claim number and suffix
  • Copy of current, active degree plan

Transfer Students

Submit the following documents for the certification process for VA educational benefits:

  • VA Certification Request
  • Dependent VA claim number and suffix
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities/technical schools you attended
  • Copy of current, active degree plan after your transfer coursework has been evaluated 

Chapter 1606

New Students

Submit the following documents for the certification process for VA educational benefits:

  • VA Certification Request
  • DD2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility)
  • DD214 Member 4 copy or Service 2 copy
    • Only required for TSI waiver. Contact the Admissions and Registrar Office about the TSI waiver.
  • Official military transcripts (Joint Service Transcripts or Air University/CCAF)
  • Copy of current, active degree plan

Transfer Students

Submit the following documents for the certification process for VA educational benefits:

  • VA Certification Request
  • DD2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility)
  • DD214 Member 4 copy or Service 2 copy
    • Only required for TSI waiver. Contact the Admissions and Registrar Office about the TSI waiver.
  • Official military transcripts (Joint Service Transcripts or Air University/CCAF)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities/technical schools you attended
  • Copy of current, active degree plan after your transfer coursework has been evaluated 

Primary Institution Letter (PIL)

If you're enrolled and working on a degree at another college, you can be certified for VA benefits without having a program of study at TCC as long as your primary college provides a specific listing of class you're approved to take at TCC.

Submit the following documents for the certification process for VA educational benefits:

  • VA Certification Request
  • DD214 Member 4 copy
    • Only required for TSI waiver. Contact the Admissions and Registrar Office about the TSI waiver.
  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Official military transcripts (Joint Service Transcripts or Air University/CCAF)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities/technical schools you attended

Downloadable Documents and Forms

Updated January 20, 2023