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Step 1. Complete VA paperwork 
 
Go to the VONAPP website and fill out the appropriate form (see below). 
 
  • 22-5490 - Use if you are applying for benefits for the first time.
  • 22-5495 - Use if you have used your benefits at another institution and would like to transfer to Liberty University as your primary institution or if it has been over a year since last certification. You will also need to use this form if you are changing the degree level you are pursuing.

Step 2. Print a copy of the completed Veterans Affairs form.

Once you fill out the online form and submit it to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, you will need to print a copy of the completed form and sent it to us so we will have it on file. To verify you have successfully submitted your form to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a confirmation number will appear on the bottom of each page of the form you print out to send to us.

Instructions to print a completed form on VONAPP
(These step by step instructions are only for printing a completed form and are not intended to guide a student through the actual application process)

  1. Go the VONAPP website
  2. Click "I Have Used VONAPP Before"
  3. Click “VONAPP Account”
  4. Enter Login information & click “Continue”
  5. Under the "Completed Forms" section click the "Print" button next to the form you need to print.
  6. Send a copy of the completed form to Liberty University's Military Affairs Office.

Step 3. Register for courses and Complete Financial Check-in

Arrangements for the full payment of your tuition and fees must be made during the completion of Financial Check-in. Within Financial Check-in, qualifying students have the option of using federal financial aid or payment plans. 

Step 4. Liberty will certify enrollment to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

Our VA Certifying Officials will submit an enrollment certification (22-1999) to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after your course(s) activate. Once completed, you will receive email confirmation indicating the dates reported and current U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs processing times. The average processing time is 6 weeks. 

Step 5: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will process the certification & issues payment

Certification will be processed in approximately 6 weeks. Monthly payments will be issued to the student at the beginning of each month for the previous month. 

Note: The Government will only pay for courses that are relevant to the degree the student is enrolled in.