Applying for Benefits

Applying for benefits for the first time?

Veterans applying for benefits for the first time must:

  1. Apply for admission to UNC Asheville at www.unca.edu/admissions.
  2. Complete an Application for Benefits form 22-1990 online.
  3. Upon enrolling, submit either a DD-214 form showing honorable discharge OR the Notice of Basic Eligibility (N.O.B.E.) for reservists to the Office of the Registrar.

Complete a Request for Certification form in the Office of the Registrar. Veterans must have initially completed steps 1-3 above before completing this step. This step is necessary in order for educational benefits to be received. A Request for Certification form must be completed each year.

Transferring benefits from a previous school?

Veterans who have previously received benefits and wish to transfer their benefits must:

  1. Apply for admission to UNC Asheville at www.unca.edu/admissions.
  2. Submit a Change of Place of Training or Program form, available online, to the VA.
  3. Upon enrolling, submit either a DD-214 form showing honorable discharge OR the Notice of Basic Eligibility (N.O.B.E.) for reservists to the Office of the Registrar, as well as a Certificate of Eligibility.

Complete a Request for Certification form in the Office of the Registrar. Veterans must have initially completed steps 1-3 above before completing this step. This step is necessary in order for educational benefits to be received. A Certification of Enrollment form must be completed each year.