Getting Started for Military Service Members

Welcome to Wilmington University.

Step 1 - Complete online application

Application fee: $35 (non-refundable)

Step 2 - Apply for Education Benefits

1. Log onto https://www.vets.gov/education/apply to apply for your benefits or visit www.vets.gov

  1. Complete a VA Form 22-1990 (Application for VA Education Benefits) if you have never used your Post 9/11 GI Bill ® benefits before.
  2. Complete a VA Form 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training) if you have used your Post 9/11 GI Bill ® benefits at another institution.
  3. Please allow 6-8 weeks for the VA Regional Processing Office to process your application.

2. You will then receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA by mail. The COE will detail the percentage of benefits you are eligible to receive through the VA. Please email a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to vastudents@wilmu.edu or Fax to Wilmington University’s VA Certifying Official, Mrs. Jennifer Bacci, at 302.328.5689. Please note: If your benefit rate is less than 100%, then you are responsible for the amount not covered by the VA.

3. For additional information regarding your Post-9/11 GI Bill ® benefit, please contact the VA at 1-888-GIBill-1.

Complete a VA Form 22-1990e (Application for Family Members to use Transferred Benefits) to apply for Transfer of Entitlement (TOE). The VA Form 22-1990e should only be completed and submitted to the VA by the family member after DoD has approved the request for Transfer of Education Benefit (TEB). Do not use VA Form 22-1990e to apply for transfer of education benefit.

Each military branch has its own TA application forms and procedures. Please contact your unit/installation education office to find out how to get started. If your TA request is approved, you must provide Wilmington University a copy. Please email a copy to thirdparty@wilmu.edu.

GI Bill ® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Step 3 - Arrange for all official transcripts (military training, Joint Service Transcript (JST), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), all previously attended colleges, CLEP/DSST exams) and submit electronically at www.wilmu.edu/electronictranscripts or have them sent directly to the school:

For undergraduate programs send to: For graduate programs send to:
Wilmington University
320 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle DE 19720-6491
Wilmington University
31 Reads Way
New Castle DE 19720-6491

Request Military Transcripts at:

Army and National Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard
Request official Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard
Request official Community College of the Air Force transcript


Step 4 - Schedule a meeting with an Advisor to see how your previously earned credits may transfer into your program or call 877-967-5464 or email: advising@wilmu.edu

Step 5 - Register for classes

Step 6 - Get WilmU ID Card

Step 7 - Purchase books

Step 8 - Begin your classes!

Important: Civilian students taking classes at DAFB or JB-MDL must follow special instructions to gain installation access.
DAFB instructions
JB-MDL instructions

Contact information


If you have any questions regarding a VA or TA program contact:


Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 GI Bill
Chapter 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

email: vastudents@wilmu.edu

Tuition Assistance (TA)
email: thirdparty@wilmu.edu

Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
email: thirdparty@wilmu.edu
Or
James Webb, Director of Military Affairs
Phone: 302-535-2332 or email: james.s.webb@wilmu.edu