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Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program

(DEA, Chapter 35) The Survivors' and Dependents Educational Assistance Programs (DEA) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs at VCU. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

To receive Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits veterans must apply online using the Veterans On-line Application (VONAPP) or mail the paper application to the VA Regional Office, P.O. Box 4616, Buffalo, NY 14240-4616.

Visit the GI Bill Web Site for details about this program »

For a listing of the rate tables »

If you are receiving VA education assistance for the first time:

  1. Complete the VCU Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Assistance form (pdf).
  2. Complete the VCU Veterans Educational Benefits Transfer Credits Evaluation form (pdf) if applicable. 
  3. Submit the form(s) to Veterans Certification in the Office of Records and Registration. Your enrollment will be certified to the regional Veterans Administration Office.
  4. When you receive your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) provide a copy to Veterans Certification.

If you applied for VA education assistance at VCU previously:

  1. Complete the VCU Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Assistance form (pdf).
  2. Submit the form to Veterans Certification in the Office of Records and Registration. Your enrollment will be certified to the regional Veterans Administration Office.

If you have received VA education assistance previously at another college or university but not at VCU:

  1. Complete the VCU Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Assistance form (pdf).
  2. Complete the VCU Veterans Educational Benefits Transfer Credits Evaluation form (pdf).
  3. Complete the Veterans Affairs Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (VA Form 22-1995).
  4. Submit the forms to Veterans Certification in the Office of Records and Registration. Your enrollment will be certified to the regional Veterans Administration Office.
  5. When you receive your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) provide a copy to Veterans Certification.

 

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Harris Hall
1015 Floyd Ave., 1st Floor
P.O. Box 842520
Richmond, VA 23284

Phone: (804) 828-1349
Fax: (804) 828-8121
Email: rar@vcu.edu

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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