Required Documents

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  • Chapter 30 (Active Duty) MGIB

    •  DD-214 Member 4 copy
    •  Documentation of $600 Buy-Up.  Verification can include information on the DD214 Member 4 copy, LES statements, and/or a receipt.
    • Proof of college fund if applicable.
  • Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) GI Bill

    •  DD-214 member 4 copy(ies) documenting all active duty service after  9/11/01.

  • Chapter 1606/1607 (National Guard/Reserve) GI Bill

    • N.O.B.E (Notice of Basic Eligibility)
    •  Kicker contract
    • DD-214 member 4 copy W/proof of deployment.  A retirement point summary may be requesting if period of active duty cannot be documented (1607 applicants only).
  •  For Transfer Students to Receive GI Bill Benefits at SIUCDocumentation needed for IL State Va benefits

    • Complete VA form 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program/Place of Training) The VA form can be found at www.GIBill.va.gov and must be completed to receive benefits at your new Primary School.
  • Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG)

    • DD-214 member 4 copy W/proof of active duty service and Illinois residency upon entry of and separation from military service. 
    • Must have Honorable Discharge. 
    • For National Guard/Reserves, if you had been federally activated for service (Global War on Terror, Operation Enduring Freedom, etc), you will need all DD 214’s documenting periods of  Active Duty Service.
  • Illinois National Guard Grant (ING)For more information about applying for VA Educational Benefits please contact a Veteran Student worker in the SIUC Veterans Educational Services Office at 618-453-2791.

    • Must have 1 year of Illinois National Guard service and still be actively drilling. 
    • Information and Applications can be found at www.collegezone.com/studentzone/416_964.htm.  Must apply for each academic year. *Note: Deadline dates for each term.  SIU School Code is: 060.