Veteran Certification

How to Apply for VA Educational Benefits

First time Beneficiaries:

Students who are initiating their VA educational benefit for the first time should apply for their benefit electronically by utilizing either the Va.gov or eBenefits websites. 

Resuming benefit:

Students who have previously utilized their educational benefit at another institution will have to electronically submit a Change of Program or Place of Training form to the VA through either the Va.gov or eBenefits websites.Ensure that you submit the form that corresponds to your benefit (see below).

·All beneficiary recipients (Post 9/11, MGIB, etc.), excluding Chapter 35 (DEA) & Fry Scholarship, should submit the VA Form 22-1995.

·Students utilizing either Chapter 35 (DEA) or the Fry Scholarship should submit the VA Form 22-5495.

For questions regarding your VA Educational Benefit, please contact the Department of Veteran Affairs: 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or submit a question electronically through Ask a Question.

Stevens Institute of Technology participates in the Yellow Ribbon program.

For current VA pay rates please click here.

Initiating your VA Educational Benefit

Once you have applied for or transferred your benefit to Stevens Institute of Technology please submit the required documentation to the schools certifying official(s):

  • DD-214: If you are the dependent/spouse of the veteran please disregard, this document is only a requirement of service members/veterans.

  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE): Once the VA processes your application they will send you this letter stating which benefit you are eligible for and at what rate.

  • Certification Request E-mail:  Once a student has registered for an upcoming term and would like to have their enrollment certified with the VA they must complete a request through Workday. The Military Benefits Application must be completed each semester a student would like to be certified for, prior to the start of the semester.

The Military Benefits Application is due each semester, benefits will be used.

Fall: Due August 15 (new students August 20)

Winter: January 1

Spring: January 15

Summer: May 1 (for Regular Summer and Summer 1) July 1 (Summer 2)

Education Benefit Programs

Benefits for Veterans

  • Chapter 30

  • Chapter 33

  • Chapter 1606

Benefits for Dependents

  • Chapter 35

  • Chapter 35 TOE

  • Fry Scholarship

Military Credits

Stevens Institute of Technology will allow you to earn some college credit for your military training. Students must obtain military transcript copies for review. The Office of Undergraduate Academics will assist with transferring any coursework that may be used towards the students degree program. 

  • Completion of military basic training will meet one PE requirement

  • Approved transfer credit may apply to lower level coursework

Military Leave of Absence

Undergraduates

Undergraduates may take a leave of absence from Stevens for up to 6 months. A leave of absence may be extended for another six months with permission.

Students seeking a Leave of Absence should consult with the Office of Undergraduate Academics on the 9th floor of the Howe Center before completing a Leave of Absence request in Workday Student.

Veterans and military personnel seeking to extend their leave of absence must contact the Office of Undergraduate Academics before the current leave of absence expires. 

Veterans and military personnel may be granted Leave of Absence for a period of up to two years for active duty (inclusive of any approved extensions). Requests for additional leaves will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Return from an approved Leave of Absence request will also be made in Workday Student in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Academics at least one month before the start of the semester.

Graduate

Graduate students apply for a leave of absence by completing a Leave of Absence request in Workday Student.  A Leave of Absence is normally granted for a limited time period, usually 6 months or one year.  Upon student request, the period may be extended at the discretion of Graduate Academics & Student Success.

Veterans and military personnel seeking to extend their leave of absence must receive permission from Graduate Academics & Student Success before the current leave of absence expires.

Time spent in active duty while on leave of absence is not included in the six-year limit to complete the degree.  

Return from an approved Leave of Absence request will also be made in Workday Student at least one month before the start of the semester.

Training- Green Zone Advocate

  • Green Zone Advocate Training is an initiative to support military-connected students.

  • Volunteer participants are identified by a Green Zone emblem located outside their office door and/or their syllabus.

  • This is more than a professional development opportunity; it also is a way to be supportive to those who have sacrificed for others.

  • The program helps advocates provide supportive services necessary to ensure that military-connected students are successful in their academic pursuits, adjust to the campus environment and eventually transition to civilian employment.

Training Overview

  • Training is self paced and provides a series of modules to help you support military campus community members. You may complete the training in one sitting or break it up between several days to meet your availability.

  • After completing the final module you will receive an electronic certificate and a sticker. We hope that you display this sticker to show that you support and are willing to assist our military campus community.

  • This training is a continuous professional development opportunity. Each semester, supplemental articles will be added to the training for current and past participants. Your access to the program will be available during your Stevens career.

To enroll click here.

Contact Info

Contact info:
Jamie Kriger, School Certifying Official
Kelsey Dennehy, School Certifying Official

Finances:
Ginny Figueiredo, Student Accounts, TA & Holds
Paul Barisano, Financial Aid

Stevens Veterans and Military Office:
Deborah Berkley, Director
Donald Lombardi, Academic Director

ROTC:
Kenneth Nilsen, Dean of Students