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Military Benefits Assistance

American College of Education (ACE) would like to help you make the most of your GI Bill® benefits. Please review the information below so that you may begin using the benefits you have rightfully earned.

GI Bill® tuition benefits are typically paid for up to 36 months, so your entire master's degree program at ACE could be covered. GI Bill® benefits normally expire if not used within 15 years after ending military service. Those who have earned the benefits should consider using them as soon as possible.


ACE's Application Procedure for New Students Who Have Never Received GI Bill® Benefits

  • After you have been accepted into your ACE program, send your completed Application for VA Education Benefits form (Form VA 22-1990) to your regional Department of Veteran’s Affairs. This begins your application process for GI Bill® benefits.  This form may be submitted directly to the VA on the VA website www.gibill.va.gov.

  •  Once the VA has approved your application and issued a Certificate of Eligibility (COE), provide a copy of this document to the American College of Education School Certifying Official (SCO)

  • Verify attendance with VA monthly (if required) once you have enrolled in a course.

Application Procedure for Transfer Students Who Have Received GI Bill® Benefits at Another School

  • Apply to ACE for admission into the degree program of your choice.
  • After you have been accepted into your ACE program, send your completed VA Request for Change of Program or Place of Training form (Form VA 22-1995) to your regional Department of Veterans Affairs. This form is used by transfer students to change or update school or personal information. This form may be submitted directly to the VA on the VA website www.gibill.va.gov.

  • Once the VA has approved your application and issued a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) listing ACE as your new school, provide a copy of this document to the ACE School Certifying Official (SCO). Contact ACE’s SCO each term once you have registered for a class to certify your enrollment. 

  • Verify attendance with VA monthly (if required) once you have enrolled in a course.

Application Procedure for Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Recipients


  • Apply to ACE for admission into the degree program of your choice.

  • After you have been accepted into your ACE program, send your completed Application for VA Education Benefits form (Form VA 22-1990) to the Federal Department of Veteran's Affairs. This begins your application process for GI Bill® benefits. This form may be submitted directly to the VA on the VA website at www.gibill.va.gov.

  • Once the VA has approved your application and issued a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) (Form VA 22-0557), provide a copy of this document to the ACE School Certifying Official (SCO). In addition to the COE, submit one of the following:
    • DD214 – Discharge Papers (Member 4).
    • National Guard or Reserve members: NOBE - Notice of Basic Eligibility (DD Form 2384).
    • Letter from Commanding Officer (or Education Office) for Active Duty Military.
      • Verify attendance with VA monthly (if required) once you have enrolled in a course.
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    • Procedure All Military Education Benefit Recipients Must Follow Each Term

      • Notify the ACE SCO every term after you have registered for classes. The SCO certifies students every term with the VA for the number of credits registered. If the student does not contact the SCO, he or she might not be certified for benefits with the VA.
      • Verify enrollment with the VA at the end of each month either by using Web Activated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) on the VA website, or by calling the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) phone line at 1-877-823-2378. Benefits checks will not be issued if the student fails to verify with the VA each month during the term.

Special Notes

  • Once a student is certified for a school term by American College of Education, it can take 4-6 weeks to receive a check from the VA.

  • Please contact the VA directly at 1-888-442-4551 if you have not received your check(s) or have questions regarding your benefits.

  • Check the VA website (www.va.gov) for payment rates and other information.