Transfer Students - Post 9/11 GI Bill - Dependent (Chapter 33)

If you have already used Veterans’ Education Benefits at a previous institution, please follow the steps below.

NOTE: If you are a transfer student but this is your first time using Veterans’ Education Benefits, please follow the instructions for First-time Veterans’ Education Benefits students.

Step 1. Your Post-9/11 GI Bill sponsor will need to apply to the Department of Defense to transfer their GI Bill Education benefit to you. They can accomplish this on the DOD Transfer site Department of Defense.

Step 2. 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 Form 22-5495 (Dependents Request for Change of Program or Place of Training).
  • 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 3. 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 4. Complete the MyPack Portal – VA Enrollment Certification Request after you have completed enrollment. You can access it via one of the following two options:

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

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.

Step 5. Upload a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (VA will mail this once Step 1 is complete) via MyPack Portal (Certification Request).

NOTE: Upon completion of VA Enrollment Certification processing, the School Certifying Official notifies the NC State Cashier’s Office that you are a Post-9/11, Chapter 33, VA Benefits student. From a student account perspective, this indicates:

  • Payments for tuition/fees (in-state amount), consistent with your Chapter 33 Percent Eligibility, will be wire transferred by the VA directly to your NC State account.
  • For student account charges above the Post-9/11 VA wire transfer amount, the Cashier’s Office offers a GI Bill Student Payment Plan, a four-month plan that coincides with the VA release of wire transfers and student monthly stipends.

Important Notes for Chapter 33 Students:

  • To initiate VA payment processing of your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and your Book Stipend, both consistent with your Post-9/11 Percent Eligibility, 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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 pay for the classes that you enroll in. Enrollment changes following VA Enrollment Certification for the term (e.g. Withdraw, Grade Exclusion, and “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 Office.