Chapter 35, Dependents and Survivors

Education benefit payments are made directly to the veteran student. Full-time enrollment results in the maximum eligible benefit paid. Less than full-time status is prorated by the VA.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Dependents and survivors of veterans who died while on active duty or are 100% disabled from a service connected injury


How to Apply

  • Apply through vets.gov Form 22-5490
  • If you are changing schools or majors, complete Form 22-5495 “Request for Change of Program or Place of Training” through vets.gov

How to use the benefit at NJIT:

  1. Complete a Veterans Affairs Program Card
  2. Provide your Certificate of Eligibility (the first semester you are using benefits)
  3. Submit all items to Lynn.M.Pawlowski@njit.edu or drop them off at the Registrar’s Office in the Student Mall
  4. Deadline to submit documents is 2 weeks prior to the start of class

**VA Benefits are paid based upon your attendance. Dropping a course or unsatisfactory attendance in class (you stop going) could result in a debt to the VA for benefits paid to you.

**Only degree pursuing courses will be certified to the VA. If it is not required, the VA will not consider the course.