Apply for Benefits

If you are a veteran, dependent of a veteran, service member, or a combination of some of the preceding; you may be eligible to apply for VA Education Benefits, Tuition Assistance, or the California Dependents of Veterans College Fee Waiver Program.  

 


 

Steps to Apply for your VA Education Benefits

 

  1. Go to http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

  2. Click on Apply For Benefits

  3. Click on Launch VONAPP and Apply For Benefits

    It is advisable to read the instructions for filling out the application, and by clicking on Filling out a VA Form 22-1990, Application For Education Benefits, you can also see a list of any other documentation you may need to submit to the VA. 

    Note: Please complete VA Form 22-5490 for Dependents.

  4. Complete and submit! In approximately 6-8 weeks, you should receive a Certificate of Eligibility.

  5. Submit your certificate along with a copy of your DD214 & military transcripts to the Veterans Resource Center along with the following required forms: 

  6. In addition, if you attended other colleges/universities, please request official transcripts, and bring to our Veterans Resource Center or submit to Admissions & Records with: 

    • Transcript Evaluation Form [Link to PDF] 
       

After completing the above steps, you should be able to receive your benefits. We will let you know if you need to do anything else. Veterans or dependents of a veteran that have questions pertaining to their education benefits, eligibility, and payment must call Muskogee. Muskogee's number is 1-888-442-4551. 

Steps to Apply for your Tuition Assistance Program
  1. Contact the VRC to schedule an appointment with your Delta college counselor and obtain a veteran student education plan (SEP). 

  2. Submit the educational plan to your Unit’s Advisor (Note: You will need to specify to your Unit Advisor what your educational goals are and what classes you will be taking each semester). 

  3. Log in to your unit’s portal and print out a TA Agreement. 
    For the Army please go to: https://www.goarmyed.com/ and for any other branch please go to: https://aiportal.us.af.mil/aiportal/Account/ConsentToMonitor. 

  4. Submit the TA Agreement directly to the Fiscal Services Department. You may contact Yali Zhu at yali.zhu@deltacollege.edu   

  5. Submit the following required form to the Veteran Resource Center:  

    • Intake Form [Link to PDF] 
  6. Submit your certificate along with a copy of your DD214/military orders & military transcripts to the Veteran Resource Center. 

  7. In addition, if you attended other colleges/universities, please request official transcripts, and bring to our Veterans Resource Center or submit to Admissions & Records with: 
    • Transcript Evaluation Form [Link to PDF] 

After completing the above steps, you should be able to receive your benefits. We will let you know if you need to do anything else. 

Steps to Apply for your California Dependents of Veterans College Fee Waiver Program
  1. Application forms may be obtained at the Veterans Services Office, by contacting your local county veterans' services officer, or online here: https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/pages/college-fee-waiver.aspx .  

  1. After completing the application, you can submit or fax the application to the information listed below. 

The San Joaquin County Veterans Office is located at: 
105 S. San Joaquin Street 
Stockton, CA 95202 

Telephone: (209) 468-2916 / Fax: (209) 468-2918 

Please note, if you are not residing within San Joaquin County, you may check with your local County VA office to get this application processed. 

  1. Submit your San Joaquin County Authorization Form to the Veterans Resource Center along with the following required form:  

  1. In addition, if you attended other colleges/universities, please request official transcripts, and bring to our Veterans Resource Center or submit to Admissions & Records with: 

  • Transcript Evaluation Form [Link to PDF] 

  1. If applicable, submit your certificate along with a copy of your DD214 & military transcripts to the Veteran Resource Center. 

After completing the above steps, you should be able to receive your benefits. We will let you know if you need to do anything else. Veterans who are children or a spouse of a service-connected veteran rated at 0% or higher may also be eligible for this benefit.