How to Apply for Veteran Benefits

How to Apply for VA Benefits with the Department of Veteran's Affairs:

Students applying to use VA benefits at Villanova should do so online through the VA's VONAPP website.

Students will fall into one of two categories: 
    A) Initiating VA benefits for the first time  OR
    B) Resuming VA Benefits.  
The procedures to apply for these benefits through VONAPP differs as follows:

Initiating VA benefits for the first time
Villanova University students who are eligible for and have never utilized their educational benefits should submit one of the following forms through VONAPP:

  • Veterans
    VA Form 22-1990:  Application for VA Education Benefits
  • Survivors and Dependents of Veterans
    VA Form 22-5490:   Application for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Benefits  
  • Students approved for Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB)
    under the post 9/11-GI Bill

    VA Form 22-1990e

Resuming VA benefits
Villanova University students that have previously used their benefits at another institution or used their benefits at Villanova for a different program of study, should submit one of the following forms to the Villanova University Certifying Official who will in turn notify the VA of the change in place of training.

  • Veterans
    original VA Form 22-1995 Change of Program or Place of Training
  • Survivors and Dependents of Veterans
    original VA Form 22-5495 Change of Program or  Place of Training
  • Students approved for Transfer of Benefits (TEB) under the post 911-GI
    VA Form 22-1990e

The signature page at the end of the application must be mailed to the following address:

VA Regional Office
P.O. Box 4616
Buffalo, NY  14240-4616

Signed copies of the completed application forms or signature pages should be forwarded to the Villanova University School Certifying Official (SCO) at the following address:

Attn:  VA School Certifying Official
Office applicable to your program of study  (see below)
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Programs of Study:

  • On-line MPA, HRD and RN-BSN degree and Continuing Studies non-credit certificates: please send correspondence via email to 
  • On-line Business (MBA, MSA, MTax):             Office of the Registrar
  • On Campus Continuing Studies (non-credit):  Office of Continuing Studies
  • Law School JD and LLM Students:                 Law School Registrar
  • On-Line LLM Students:                                  Law School Registrar
  • All other Part-Time/Full-Time Degree Seeking:  Office of the Registrar

All students will need to furnish a copy of their Certification of Eligibility or Benefits Award Letter upon receipt from VA.  Non-active duty students will also need to furnish a copy of their DD-214 discharge paperwork. Copies of all paperwork should be forwarded to the Villanova University certifying official at the address above.


Instructors, please check your spring 2015 course enrollment lists for attendance.

Log in to myNOVA to view class lists from the Faculty Dashboard (located on the Faculty tab page).

Contact the Office of the Registrar at to report students listed on your class list that have never attended or have stopped attending.  It is the student's responsibility to obtain an authorized withdrawal from his/her College advisement (dean's) office; otherwise a penalty grade will be given. 

Also, students may not attend courses unless they are officially registered and enrolled as indicated on the class list.   Please advise non-enrolled students attending your courses that they may not attend the course without prior registration. Please report non-enrolled students attending your course to the Office of the Registrar at  

* Fall 2014 Enrollment Statistics Final .pdf
Enrollment Statistics: Fall Semesters 2011 - 2014
* Spring 2014 Enrollment Statistics Final.pdf
Enrollment Statistics: Spring Semesters 2011 - 2014