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Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) (Chapter 32)
The Veterans Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32 – VEAP) extends benefits to active-duty personnel and veterans who enlisted in the military between January 1, 1977, and July 11, 1985. Veterans must have been released under conditions other than dishonorable and have contributed voluntarily to an educational fund through monthly pay reductions of $25 to $100, up to a maximum of $2,700. Contributions are matched at the rate of two dollars for each dollar contributed.
Individuals are eligible to receive monthly benefits for the number of months they contributed or for 36 months, whichever is less. For detailed information regarding eligibility and this program, please visit the GI Bill website.
How to Use Your Benefits
Submit your VA paperwork.
Send a copy of your certificate of eligibility (COE) or VA application confirmation page to the Student Finance Department.
- If you have used your Chapter 32 benefit with another school, you will need to transfer your benefits to Trident University with the Change Program/Place of Training application (VA Form 22-1995).
- You will need to save a copy of the application confirmation page and forward it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to 714-364-9570. Be sure to indicate the chapter of entitlement you completed on the VA Form 22-1995 on the fax cover sheet.
Register for your classes.
When you register for your courses at Trident University, choose Veteran Benefits as your method of payment. If you are unable to do so, please inform a VA certifying official that you are planning on using your VA benefits for that session.
Settle your Trident tuition.
You will be required to settle your tuition with Trident University directly in order for your financial hold to be lifted. You can pay in full, set up a payment plan or utilize a different payer type. Students who are eligible for Veteran Affair’s Benefits may qualify for the 3 Pay Tuition Payment Plan. Please contact our Student Finance Department for settlement options.
Verify your enrollment with the VA each month.
To receive your funds from the VA you will need to verify your enrollment with the VA on the last calendar day of each month you are enrolled. Enrollment can be verified online through the WAVES system or by calling 877-823-2378. You will receive your first check the month after the session begins.