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
- Complete a VA Form 22-1990 (Application for VA Education Benefits) if you have never used your Post 9/11 GI Bill ® benefits before.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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320 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle DE 19720-6491
31 Reads Way
New Castle DE 19720-6491
Request Military Transcripts at:
Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard
Request official Community College of the Air Force transcript
Step 5 - Register for classes
Step 6 - Get WilmU ID Card
Step 7 - Purchase books
Step 8 - Begin your classes!
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)
Tuition Assistance (TA)