Student Veteran's Center

Fayetteville State University is here to facilitate your transition from the military to university life. We strive to provide accurate and timely information to help you navigate your Federal VA benefits and the resources available to you on campus and within the community. The Student Veteran's Center also works to help educate the campus community to help ensure student veterans have a positive experience at FSU.

We help connect Service-members/Veterans and their families to the appropriate services on campus by providing the following:

  • Information and resources to ease the transition from military-life to campus-life
  • Provide an in-depth and unique orientation only for student veterans.• Connect students with the FSU" Student Veteran Organization
  • A veterans lounge to enjoy hot and cold beverages, snacks, and to meet with other veterans

FSU Student Veterans’ Center – Check List

Students must submit each of the following forms/documents before certification will be processed. For assistance contact FSU Student Veterans' Center, (910) 672-1628.

Apply to FSU:

  1. Apply to the University via Fort Bragg Campus or Main Campus.
  2. Send all official college, high school, and Joint Service Transcripts (JST).
  3. Once you receive your acceptance letter proceed to VA application process.

VA Application Process:

  1. Letter of Acceptance to the university, along with the forms indicated below to the VA Office:
  2. DD22-1990 (for 1st time VA benefits) or DD22-1995 (if changing college or major).
  3. Letter of Eligibility (VA will send to student who must take it to the VA office).
  4. DD 214 form (Military Discharge) copy 4. (Must be Honorable or Regular).
  5. Official Evaluation of Transfer Credits (from your academic department).

Undergraduate Students Only:

Complete Declaration of Major form online. VA will only pay for courses that are required for your approved degree plan.

You must declare your major before taking 300 or 400 level classes.

Graduate Students Only:

Curriculum Guide (a list of courses needed in order to fulfill the necessary requirements for a master/doctoral degree or teaching licensure program).

Once you have submitted all necessary paperwork to this office, it will take at least 60 days before the VA Regional Office will give you or this office any response as to when benefits will begin.

VETERAN ALERT: You must inform the VA Office of schedule, major, or address changes.

Federal Benefits for Chapter 30 - Active Duty/Chapter 1606 - Selected Reserve

1. Complete VA paperwork

Go to the VONAPP website and fill out the appropriate form (see below).

  • 22-1990 - Use if you are applying for VA benefits for the first time.
  • 22-1995 - Use if you have used your benefits at another institution and would like to transfer to FSU, as your primary institution or if you have changed your program (degree or major).

2. Print a copy of the completed VA paperwork.Once you fill out the online form and submit it to the VA, you will need to print a copy of the completed VA form and sent it to Fayetteville State University VA office, to be kept in your file. To verify you have successfully submitted your form to the VA, a confirmation number will appear on the bottom of each page of the form you print out to send to FSU VA office.Instructions to print a completed VA 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 "Start VONAPP"
  3. Click "Continue" until you get to the login screen
  4. Log into the VONAPP system
  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 Fayetteville State University, Fort Bragg VA Office.
    Email: veterans@uncfsu.edu; Fax: (910) 497-9115; or drop if off at the office.

4. Register for courses and notify your VA counselor

5. Fayetteville State University will certify enrollment to the VA:

VA Certifying Officials will submit an enrollment certification (22-1999) to the VA after your course(s) activate.

6. VA processes enrollment certification and posts for verification:

Once your enrollment certification has been processed, the VA will then post your enrollment information on the VA Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system.

7. Verify enrollment on WAVE:You will need to verify your enrollment on the VA system in one of two ways:

Note: Your enrollment information will not post on WAVE until the certification has been processed by the VA. Verification will need to be completed on the first day of every month during the term, to release the pay for the previous month.For more information on MGIB-Chapter 30, click here.

For more information on MGIB-Selected Reserve, click here.

Federal Benefits for Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation

1. Contact the VA to determine eligibility for program. (800) 827-1000.

2. Assignment of VA Counselor
Once approved, you will be assigned a VA Education Counselor in your state.

3. Authorization issued to school
VA Education Counselor must issue VA Form 28-1905 to institution, authorizing student to register for courses and Fayetteville State University to post aid to the student's account in a given term or year.Forms should be faxed to the Student Veteran's Center, 910-484-1679, email to veterans@uncfsu.edu, or contact our office at 910-672-1628.

4. Register for Courses
Register for your courses online through BANNER.

5. Invoice Submitted to VA Office
Once the term activates, Fayetteville State University will submit an invoice to the VA for payment.

6. Payment Issued to School
Payment will be issued to Fayetteville State University from the VA.If you have any questions please email veterans@uncfsu.eduFor more information on Chapter 31, click here.

Federal Benefits for Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill

1. Complete VA paperwork

  • Go to the VONAPP (Veterans ON-line APPlication) website and fill out the appropriate form (see below).
    22-5490 - Use if you are applying for VA benefits for the first time
    22-5495 - Use if you have used your benefits at another institution and would like to transfer to Fayetteville State University as your primary institution, if you have changed your program (degree or major), or if it has been over a year since last certification.

2. Print a copy of the completed VA paperwork.

  • Once you fill out the online form and submit it to the VA, you will need to print a copy of the completed VA form and bring it to Fayetteville State University VA office so a copy is in your file.To verify you have successfully submitted your form to the VA, a confirmation number will appear on the bottom of each page of the form you print out and deliver to the VA office.
  • Instructions to print a completed VA 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)
    • Go the VONAPP website
    • Click "Start VONAPP"
    • Click "Continue" until you get to the login screen
    • Log into the VONAPP system
    • Under the "Completed Forms" section click the "Print" button next to the form you need to print. 6
    • Forms should be faxed to the Student Veteran's Center, 910-484-1679, email to veterans@uncfsu.edu, or contact our office at 910-672-1628.

3. Contact your VA advisor to discuss registration procedure and to complete the VA process.

4. Fayetteville State will certify enrollment to the VA.

  • VA Certifying Official will submit an enrollment certification (22-1999) to the VA after your course(s) activate. The average VA processing time is 8-10 weeks.

5. VA will process certification & issue payment.

  • Certification will be processed in a timely manner.

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

For more information on Chapter 35, click here.

+Federal Benefits for Chapter 1607 - Reserve Education Assistance Program

1. Complete VA paperwork

Go to the VONAPP website and fill out the appropriate form (see below).

22-1990 - Use if you are applying for VA benefits for the first time.
22-1995 - Use if you have used your benefits at another institution and would like to transfer to Fayetteville State University, as your primary institution or if you have changed your program (degree or major).

2. Print a copy of the completed VA paperwork.

Once you fill out the online form and submit it to the VA, you will need to print a copy of the completed VA form and send it to your VA Certifying Official who will keep a copy on file. To verify you have successfully submitted your form to the VA, 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 VA 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 "Start VONAPP"
  3. Click "Continue" until you get to the login screen
  4. Log into the VONAPP system
  5. Under the "Completed Forms" section click the "Print" button next to the form you need to print.
  6. Forms should be faxed to the Student Veteran's Center, 910-484-1679, email to veterans@uncfsu.edu, or contact our office at 910-672-1628.

3. Register for courses and notify VA Official of your enrollment.

4. FSU will certify enrollment to the VA:

Our VA Certifying Officials will submit an enrollment certification (22-1999) to the VA after your course(s) activate. The average processing time is 8-10 weeks.

5. VA processes enrollment certification and posts for verification:

Once your enrollment certification has been processed, the VA will then post your enrollment information on the VA Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system.

7. Verify enrollment on WAVE:

You will need to verify your enrollment on the VA system in one of two ways:

Online: https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do (click on "WAVE") or VA Verification phone line: (877) 823-2378.

Note: Your enrollment information will not post on WAVE until the certification has been processed by the VA. Verification will need to be completed on the first day of every month during the term, to release the pay for the previous month.

For more information on Chapter 1607, click here.