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How to Use Your VA Educational Benefits

Utilizing VA benefits at Thomas Edison State University is a two-step process, which requires:

  1. Activation of VA benefits
  2. Application of VA benefits.

More information on which VA benefit programs are available for Veterans is available through the VA website.

Step 1: Activation of VA Benefits

Please select the appropriate option.

Step 2: Application of VA Benefits

Please select the appropriate option.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Considering the Financial Aid Option top of page

You may want to consider applying for financial aid if either your benefits do not cover the cost of tuition up-front, such as with the Montgomery GI Bill®, or if you know only part of the cost of tuition will be covered, for example: Post-9/11 GI Bill® under the 100% benefit level.

Thomas Edison State University provides a College Financing Plan (CFP) formerly known as Financial Aid Shopping Sheet to help you estimate the cost of attending Thomas Edison State University during the current Academic Year, and identify potential sources of financial aid so you can easily compare Thomas Edison State University with other institutions and make an informed decision about where to attend school.