How to Apply for Veteran Benefits

Students should apply for their VA educational benefit electronically by utilizing the or eBenefits websites.  Students will fall into one of two categories:

Villanova University students who are eligible for, but never utilized their educational benefit before should submit an application for their benefit utilizing or eBenefits

  • Veterans
    VA Form 22-1990:  Application for VA Education Benefits (Post 9/11, MGIB, etc.)
  • Survivors and Dependents of Veterans
    VA Form 22-5490: Application for Chapter 35 or Fry Scholarship  
  • Students approved for Transfer of Educational Benefits (TEB)
    under the post 9/11-GI Bill
    VA Form 22-1990e

Villanova University students that have previously used their benefit at another institution and would like to begin utilizing it here, should submit one of the following forms electronically utilizing or eBenefits.     

  • All GI Bill® recipents, excluding Chapter 35 and Fry Scholarship, should use the form listed below
    VA Form 22-1995 Change of Program or Place of Training
  • Students utilizing Chapter 35 or the Fry Scholarship benefits should use the form listed below
    VA Form 22-5495 Change of Program or Place of Training

    Villanova University Students who are currently using their benefit here and would like to continue should submit their VA Enrollment Verification form. (see the Request Veteran Certification page)

Getting started:
Once you have completed the application process you will need to submit the following documentation to Villanova's Certifying Official. 

  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE): This letter is sent to the beneficiary from the VA stating which VA Educational benefit they are entitled to.  (If you are utilizing the Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefit this information can also be found on your eBenefits account)
  • VA Enrollment Verification Form: Submit this form every term/session you enroll in classes and would like to utilize yoru benefit. (see Request Veteran Certification)
These forms can be uploaded and submitted along with your VA Enrollment Verification form @ Request Veteran Certification


Contact Us

Office of the Registrar
203 Tolentine Hall
Phone: 610.519.4030
Fax: 610.519.4033
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Summer Office Hours
(May 18- August 11):

Monday - Thursday 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon 


Villanova University will be closed Wednesday, November 21, 2018 thru Friday, November 23, 2018 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.  Electronic transcripts are availalbe while the University is closed.  Paper transcripts will be processed and mailed when the office reopens.

Students expecting degrees for December 2018:

Please verify your degree status by accessing the Verify Diploma Information link from the Graduation Channel on the Student Tab of myNOVA.   If you are expecting a diploma and no degree information appears here, please contact at once.  December 2018 degrees will be posted to transcripts by January 15, 2019. Diplomas will be mailed directly to the address specified on your Prospective Graduation Form or Application to Graduate.  Degree candidates: please select the hold for degree option when ordering a transcript.

* Spring 2018 Enrollment Report.pdf
Includes Spring Semesters 2015 - 2018 and summarizes by type, college, major, class and credit hours.