VA FAQ’s

Veteran’s Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

Q – What are the benefit programs accepted at TRAC?

A – Some commonly used benefits at our institution are:

Chapter 35/Survivors & Dependents Assistance
Chapter 33/The Post 9/11 GI Bill® 
Chapter 33/TEB/The Post 9/11 GI Bill for Eligible Dependents
Chapter 31/Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John D. Fry Scholarship
Chapter 1606/Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve
Chapter 1607/Reserve Education Assistance Program

Q – What do I need before I enroll at TRAC?

For Veterans using benefits for the first time, the following are required:

– DD 214 (Certified Copy)
– Form 1990
– Dependent Form 2168c, transcripts of dependents if they are over 18 but in school (This form is only used when veteran is eligible to claim dependents)
-Transcripts of previous coursework completed (All prior education and training shall be evaluated and appropriate credit granted)
-Please NOTE: Paperwork will not be submitted to the VA office until the above forms are received.
-Certificate of eligibility from the VA

For Veterans who have previously used benefits, the following are required:

– Form 1995 (Change of Program)
-Transcripts of previous coursework completed (All prior education and training shall be evaluated and appropriate credit granted)
-Please NOTE: Paperwork will not be submitted to the VA office until the above forms are received.
-Certificate of eligibility from the VA

All VA Benefit applicants will also need to provide a copy of your social security card and High School Diploma/GED before completing your enrollment agreement with TRAC.

***NOTE that once all the necessary paperwork is submitted, it can take up to 8 weeks before benefits are received. For information or for resolution of specific payment problems, the veteran should call the DVA nationwide toll free number at 1-800-827-1000.

Q – How do I obtain my Certificate of Eligibility?

A – Complete the Application for DVA Education Benefits (VONAPP) at www.gibill.va.gov. DVA will mail your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to you in 30-45 days. (If you have used benefits previously, you should already have a copy of your CoE available to provide)

Q – Will VA cover the entire cost of my program?

A – Every student’s eligibility is unique due to dates of service, dependent status, and prior use of education benefits. Our School Certifying Officials have proficiency with determining eligibility based on your conversation with them and any paperwork you might have but the Department of Veteran Affairs will have the definitive answer. Call them at 1-888-GIBILL-1.