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Applying to UM

  • All prospective students need to complete an UM admissions applications. Visit Admissions to complete your application.
  • For Graduate-Degree seeking students, visit the school offering the program at Miami.edu and apply.
  • For inquiries concerning Financial Aid and the completion of the FAFSA form Click Here or you may call Financial Aid at 305-284-5212. Please email all completed Financial Aid forms to Office of Financial Assistance.

Once Admitted to UM

Because your situation may require additional documents, please contact the Veterans’ Affairs Office @ veterans.miami.edu. The standard documents needed by the Veteran Affairs office are the following:

  • A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE)  This certificate is provided by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. This document is necessary whether you are a transfer student or using the benefit for the first time, Active Duty, Reservists, eligible dependents and spouses admitted to UM.
  • A copy of your DD-214   This document is provided to the Veteran upon completion of their term of service.

To start receiving your educational benefits you may apply through the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) website.  Please complete the form that pertains to you.

Required VA Forms

VA Form #

Description of Form

22-1990

Application for VA Educational Benefits
This form is to apply for Post 911 GI Bill (Chapter 33), Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30), Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606) when using benefit for the first time.

22-1990E

Application for Family Member to use Transferred Benefits
This form applies for Dependents’ using Post 911 GI Bill (Chapter 33) when using benefit for the first time.

22-1995

Request for Change of VA Education Program or Place of Training
This form applies for Post 911 GI Bill (Chapter 33), Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30), Montgomery  GI Bill Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606) when changing schools or program of study

22-5490

Request for VA Education Program or Place of Training Assistance
(Survivors’ and   Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program-Chapter 35) when using benefit for the first time.

22-5495

Request for Change of VA Education Program or Place of Training
(Survivors’ and   Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program-Chapter 35) when changing schoolsor program of study.

22-8691

Application for Work-Study Allowance
This form is to apply for Work-Study here at the UM VA office when space is available.

28-1905

Vocational Rehabilitation Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance into                   Rehabilitation and Certification of Status
This form is the approval for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits (Chapter 31).

Benefits

Benefits and eligibility vary for each chapter. The veterans’ chapter determination is made by the Veterans Administration.  The following is a list of the most utilized benefits at UM:

Chapter 30      Montgomery GI Bill 

Chapter 31       Vocational Rehabilitation

Chapter 33       Post 9/11 GI Bill

Chapter 35       Dependents and Survivors Educational Assistance Program

Chapter 1606   Educational Assistance for the Selected Reserve