You can apply for VA education benefits at http://gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application . There is also a toll-free VA Education Benefit phone number: 888.442.4551.
The VA requires each veteran applying for VA Education Benefits (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2009) be accepted to an approved degree, certificate, or diploma program before initial certification of attendance can be sent to the VA.
New VA students, follow the steps below to get started:
Returning VA students, follow the steps below to continue your benefits:
1. Fill out a request form online, e-mail or stop by the Veterans Services Center to start your VA
benefits each semester.
*You must fill out a new form each semester you wish to utilize your veterans benefits