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

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 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.