Information for Veterans
Welcome to Shippensburg University!
After accepting your admission to Shippensburg University, Veterans will need to complete all necessary paperwork with the Veterans Affairs Coordinator (see below) for payment of the Montgomery GI Bill® Educational Assistance Benefits (MGIB).
All Veterans must complete and present copies of the following forms:
(This includes Active Duty, Reservist and National Guard members.)
- Application for VA Education Benefits - VA FORM 22-1990 - this form is used to apply for the Montgomery GI Bill® Educational Assistance Benefits (MGIB). This can be completed at www.va.gov/vaforms or paper application can be obtained from the VA Coordinator at SU. If completed online, a copy must be given to the VA Coordinator.
- Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) - VA FORM DD-2384-1 - this form is used to determine entitlement by eligible members of the Selective Reserve and National Guard to receive the Montgomery GI Bill® Educational Assistance Benefits (MGIB). Members should obtain their NOBE from their Unit of assignment.
Reservist and Active Duty Veterans must also present copies of the following forms if applicable:
- Kicker Contract - A RESERVIST from any branch of the service may be offered a Kicker. The Kicker is an additional amount of money that increases their monthly Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) payment. The Military branch establishes the qualifications for the Kicker and is usually based on critical occupational specialties. Members should obtain a copy of their Kicker from their Unit of assignment.
- Discharge Papers and Separation Documents - DD-214 - A report of separation is generally issued when a service member performs ACTIVE DUTY or at least 90 consecutive days of active duty training.
Once Veterans meet with the VA Coordinator and complete the MGIB paperwork, each will have a profile located on www.gibill.va.gov for enrollment verification and payment of the MGIB. Veterans also have the option of calling 1-888-442-4551 to complete the enrollment verification process for payment.