Veterans’ Education Benefits
Corban University desires to educate students to make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. Because of their varied experiences, those with military experience are prime candidates to do just this. The below checklist is provided for those who are interested in a community where they can grow spiritually and academically. It will assist you as you attempt to navigate the educational process.
Veterans’ Education Benefits Checklist
1. Apply for Admission to Corban
2. If you have never used educational benefits from the VA before, submit Form 22-1990 (Application for Education Benefits) directly to the VA . The average time to process claims through the VA is 30 days.
If you have received VA educational assistance in the past, submit form Form 22-1995 (Change of Program or Place of Training through VA Education Benefits) directly to the VA.
3. Complete Corban Universities Student Request for Veteran Education Benefits and turn it in along with your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) which you should receive directly from the VA. Forms can be mailed or brought into the Registrars Office (SC113).
4. Send all Official Transcripts from previous Universities or Military Education/Training that can be evaluated for credit.
- Joint Services Transcript (Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines)
- Community College of the Air Force Transcript Request Forms (CCAR)
- Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
- If not eligible for former service branch transcripts: DD 214 and DD 295 www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records
Send Transcripts or other VA related forms to:
Office of the Registrar
5000 Deer Park Dr SE
Salem, OR 97317
5. Contact our Certifying Official:
School Certifying Official
GI Bill® Hotline 888.442.4551.
Overview of Educational Benefits
(Information from U.S Department of Veterans Affairs)
POST 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33): You may be eligible for benefits through the Post-9/11 GI Bill if you’ve served on active duty for at least 90 days, whether continuous (all at once) or interrupted (for shorter periods over time), after September 10, 2001.
Chapter 33 allows for the transfer of unused educational benefits to one’s spouse or children. Chapter 33 provides a housing allowance (if you are enrolled at least half-time), as well as support for tuition, fees, books and supplies.
Corban University is also proud to announce their participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students with 100% eligibility under Chapter 33 are eligible for this benefit. At this time, ALL students who are eligible for the program will receive a Yellow Ribbon scholarship. This scholarship is then matched by the VA.
Montgomery GI Bill: You can get benefits through MGIB-AD if you served at least 2 years on active duty and you meet all of the requirements listed below.
- Were honorably discharged, and
- Have a high school diploma, GED, or 12 hours of college credit, and
- Meet other requirements
Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
You can get benefits through MGIB-SR if you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserves, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, and you meet all of the requirements listed below.
- Have either a 6-year service obligation (you agreed to serve 6 years) in the Selected Service, or
- Are an officer in the Selected Reserve who agreed to serve 6 years in addition to your initial service obligation, and
- Meet other requirements
Chapter 35: In some cases, the dependent or surviving spouse and children of a Veteran can get educational assistance through a GI Bill program.
Learn more about Survivors’ and Dependents’ Assistance
Think you qualify? Apply for Benefits
Estimating What you Owe
The VA approves Corban to certify tuition and some course fees. School Certifying Officials are required to report the Tuition and Fees charged to the student after deducting any amounts paid with Federal Funds. All institutional Corban grants and scholarships will be reported to the VA and may reduce the amount of VA Benefits received.
Chapter 30, Chapter 33, Chapter 1606, and Chapter 1607 students must verify their enrollment monthly by phone or by Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE). When these students are awarded benefits, the award letter they receive describes verification of enrollment.
- Chapter 33: You can verify your enrollment via text message or by calling the Education Call Center (ECC) 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). The ECC can also help you opt into text verification. VA strongly recommends verifying enrollment via text.
- Chapter 30, 1606, 1607: WAVE allows students to verify their enrollment on the internet. Students must be currently enrolled in an approved education program and must have a current benefit award to use WAVE.
Services for Veterans
(Offered by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs)
- Fry Scholarship: If your parent or spouse died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, while serving in one of the Armed Forces, or was a member of the Selected Reserve who died from a service-connected disability, you may qualify for this benefit.
- Applications Closed (Dec. 10, 2022) – Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP): Offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- National Call to Service Program: If you performed a period of national service, you may qualify for the National Call to Service program, which allows you to choose an education benefit as an alternative to the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB).
- Educational and Career Counseling (Chapter 36): Personalized Career Planning and Guidance (PCPG), or VA Chapter 36, offers free educational and career guidance, planning, and resources to Veterans and their dependents who are eligible for a VA education benefit
- Education and Career Counseling: As the dependent family member of a service member or Veteran with a service-connected disability, find out if you’re eligible and how to apply to get educational and career counseling benefits through Personalized Career Planning and Guidance (Chapter 36).
- Tutoring Assistance: If you’re using VA educational assistance, and you’re struggling with the coursework, VA may help you pay for a tutor.
‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”