New VA Student Checklist

Checklist for Veterans
  1. Be admitted to Houston Baptist University as a full time, degree-seeking student.
  2. Complete the application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990).  http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-1990-ARE.pdf
    - Read the application carefully since some decisions that you make on the application are now irrevocable.
    - Form must be turned into the Veterans Administration; may also be completed on line. http://www.gibill.gov/
  3. Submit application along with: 
    - DD214 – Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
    - Up-to-Date Certificate of Eligibility (COE), and
    - Official Joint Services Transcript (JST) see https://jst.doded.mil/
        USAF VA students, must contact CCAF (Air Force college) for an Official Copy of their military transcript. 
        See  http://www.au.af.mil/au/barnes/ccaf/transcripts.asp              
  4. Get advised through your college and register for classes.
  5. Complete the appropriate VA Enrollment Certification Request Form and submit to HBU Registrar's Office via email mboggs@hbu.edu, fax (281) 649-3440, mail, or in person.
  6. Certify monthly enrollment status via W.A.V.E. on the last day of every month while you are in school.
  7. Notify HBU of any changes that you make to your schedule immediately via email to mboggs@hbu.edu
Checklist for Dependents

  1. Be admitted to Houston Baptist University as a full time, degree-seeking student.
  2. Complete the application for VA Benefits 22-5490 (Form must be turned into the Veterans Administration; may also be completed on line. http://www.gibill.gov/)
  3. Get advised through your college and register for classes.
  4. Complete the appropriate Enrollment Certification Request Form and submit to HBU Registrar's Office via email, fax or in person.
  5. Notify HBU of any changes that you make to your schedule immediately via email to mboggs@hbu.edu

Checklist for Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation Veterans
  1. Be admitted to Houston Baptist University as a full time, degree-seeking student.
  2. Complete the application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990).  http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-1990-ARE.pdf
    - Read the application carefully since some decisions that you make on the application are now irrevocable.
    - Form must be turned into the Veterans Administration; may also be completed on line. http://www.gibill.gov/
  3. Submit application along with: 
    - DD214 – Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
    - Official Joint Services Transcript (JST) see https://jst.doded.mil/
        USAF VA students, must contact CCAF (Air Force college) for an Official Copy of their military transcript
        See  http://www.au.af.mil/au/barnes/ccaf/transcripts.asp
    - Filled out by the Veteran’s VA Case Manager or Designee:  VA FORM 28-1905:  AUTHORIZATION AND CERTIFICATION OF ENTRANCE OR REENTRANCE INTO REHABILITATION AND CERTIFICATION OF STATUS.
  4. Get advised through your college and register for classes.
  5. Complete the appropriate VA Enrollment Certification Request Form and submit to HBU Registrar's Office via email mboggs@hbu.edu, fax (281) 649-3440, mail, or in person.
  6. Notify HBU of any changes that you make to your schedule immediately via email to mboggs@hbu.edu
You must notify the HBU Veterans Representative of any changes that you make to your schedule or major within 30 days. Failure to do so will result in overpayment and if you are overpaid the University is required to return any funds received from the VA which will result in the student owing a balance to the University.