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VA Education Benefits

John David Fry Scholarship

Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001. The benefit is effective August 1, 2009; the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill® takes effect.

Documents may be submitted by Fax: 817.272.7013 or Email: va@uta.edu. Please include your UTA Maverick ID (ex: 100199493).

Spouse Info

Public Law 113-146,  the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, includes a provision that allows certain surviving spouses to take advantage of educational benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. These eligibility changes will be implemented effective January 1, 2015.

INITIAL CERTIFICATION

Step 1

Complete VA Form 22-5490 or VA Form 22-5495 via vets.gov

Step 2

Submit the required documents to the UTA VA Office:

  • VA Certificate of Eligibility

  • Official Degree Plan, signed by your Academic Advisor (classes enrolled in must be listed)

Step 3

Complete UTA's Certify Online Form EACH semester by the deadline. Deadlines are available on the VA Home Page.

RENEWAL CERTIFICATION - required EACH semester

Step 1

Submit an updated Official Degree Plan, signed by your Academic Advisor IF courses you are enrolled in are not on file with the UTA VA Office.

Step 2

Complete UTA's Certify Online Form EACH semester by the deadline. Deadlines are available on the VA Home Page.

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