Cox College welcomes the opportunity to assist Veterans and Active Duty service members with their academic plans and preparation for the future!

Veterans, dependents, and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans who plan to attend and who claim benefits under any of the federal or state educational programs, should apply directly to their nearest Department of Veterans Affairs Office for a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE). In most instances this can be completed online at The CoE, along with the Veterans Certification Request form, should be presented to the Cox College VA School Certifying Official (SCO) each semester benefits are requested. Please note: if these items are not received by the time of registration, there may be extensive additional delays in housing allowance, book stipends, and tuition payments to the student and/or school.

To be eligible for full-time benefits, a student must be enrolled for 12 or more credit hours during the term. (This may be decreased for graduate or post-graduate students.) VA regulations require that a student take courses that are applicable to one’s degree program and that one makes satisfactory progress toward the degree. One cannot receive educational benefits for auditing courses. Veteran’s educational benefits may be terminated for a student who fails to maintain satisfactory progress or receives dismissal for academic or disciplinary reasons. Students are required to notify the VA Regional Office of any enrollment changes or the termination of enrollment. The VA toll-free number is 1-877-823-2378.

You May Be Eligible for Benefits

Several VA education benefit programs are available based on eligibility requirements.  These include:


A comprehensive comparison of education programs can be found on the VA website.

If you have previously used your benefits at another school you will need to complete a Change of Program or Place of Training form:

Chapters 30 or 1606, use VA Form 22-1995

Chapter 35, use VA Form 22-5495.

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If you are using Chapter 30 or 16016, please self-certify at the end of each month to receive for benefits.

Related Forms

Present the Veterans Certification Request to the Cox College VA School Certifying Official (SCO) each semester benefits are requested.

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Self-Verification Information is available on this handout.

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