Determining Eligibility

NJIT does not determine eligibility for educational benefits. Applications must be submitted to the VA or the DOD and they will determine eligibility.
  • If you have any questions about VA Educational benefits you can call the Department of Veteran Affairs toll-free at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit
  • If you have questions about the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance, you can visit

The initial application process with the VA can be a lengthy one. We suggest applying for your benefits prior to or immediately upon acceptance to NJIT. (You can speak to NJIT Admissions about waiving the NJIT admissions application fee for Veterans).

Once you are accepted to NJIT, you can schedule an appointment to meet with Lynn Pawlowski if you have questions about the VA application process.

For any new students or transfer students, all transcripts from previous institutions must be submitted to the Registrar’s office as soon as you are accepted to NJIT. This includes any military transcripts.

NJIT students that receive veteran educational benefits need to know about several important procedures and policies.  If you are veteran or a dependent interested in veteran educational benefits or are currently receiving them, please read the information on the home page carefully.