Survivors and Dependents Assistance (Chapter 33/35)

  • The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship – Chapter 33
  • The Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) – Chapter 35

Step 1. Apply for your benefits on the Department of Veterans Affairs website by completing a Veterans Online Application (VONAPP).

  • Follow instructions for creating a login and password.
  • Select the VA 22-5490 (Dependents’ Application for VA Education Benefits) from the drop-down menu.
  • Complete the form and then submit electronically to VA.
  • Submitted applications cannot be viewed or printed. However, you will be able to view and print your submission Confirmation Page. A copy of this page should be kept in case confirmation of application submittal is needed by the School Certifying Official.

Step 2. Register for classes at NC State as soon as your enrollment appointment opens. To see when your enrollment appointment opens, log into the MyPack Portal.

Step 3. Complete the MyPack Portal – VA Certification Request after you have completed class enrollment. You can access it via one of the two following options:

  • MyPack Portal:  Main Menu > Student Self Service > Campus Personal Information > Request VA Certification
  • Veterans’ Education Office website –  Certification Request

Step 4. Upload a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (VA will mail this once Step 1 is complete) via MyPack Portal (Certification Request).

NOTE: Any schedule change made after the completion of your NC State enrollment, and associated “Enrollment Certification” to the VA by the School Certifying Official, may result in a VA debt.

Upon completion of VA Enrollment Certification processing, the School Certifying Official notifies the NC State Cashier’s Office that you are a Chapter 35, VA Benefits student. If required, the Cashier’s Office offers a GI Bill Student Payment Plan, a four-month plan which coincides with the VA release of student monthly stipends.

Important Notes for Chapter 35 Students:

  • Your monthly stipend payment will be wire transferred on the 1st of the month for the previous month. Payments are only processed for days in the month when the student is enrolled in class.
  • VA Education Benefits pays for the classes that you enroll in. Enrollment changes following VA Enrollment Certification for the term (e.g. Withdraw, Grade Exclusion, “U” Grade in an S/U Course) may result in VA debt. If you are unsure of the benefit potential debt impact of contemplated enrollment changes, please check with the NC State Veterans’ Education.

Important Notes for Chapter 33 Fry Scholarship Students:

  • To initiate VA payment processing of your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and your Book Stipend, your enrollment credit hours are reported to the VA as soon as your NC State “Certification Request” is processed by the NC State Veterans’ Education Office. However, at the direction of the VA, the amount of your tuition/fees (in-state) are not reported until after NC State Census Day, normally after the first 10 days of classes.
  • VA pays the Book Stipend at a rate of $41.67/credit hour with a maximum of $1,000 per year. This stipend is wire transferred to the bank account identified in your VONAPP application. It typically arrives three to four weeks after VA Enrollment Certification.
  • Your monthly Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) will be wire transferred to the bank account identified in your VONAPP application. It is paid on the first of the month for the previous month and is only paid for the days that you are enrolled in class.
  • VA Education Benefits pays for the classes that you enroll in. Enrollment changes following VA Enrollment Certification for the term (e.g. Withdraw, Grade Exclusion, “U” Grade in an S/U Course) may result in VA debt. If you are unsure of the benefit potential debt impact of contemplated enrollment changes, please check with the NC State Veterans’ Education.
  • Fry Scholarship students are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program.