For every semester you intend to use benefits, you must submit a Request for Certification for VA Benefits to your respective institution’s VA office. The designated certifying official will submit your enrollment confirmation directly to VA. Please note the following:

  • This form can only be submitted after you have registered for classes.
  • If this is your first semester at USG or you have changed your major, you must submit a 22-1995/22-5495 to the VA.  Mail this form to the Buffalo Regional Office.
  • The VA will release benefits within 4-6 weeks after the University’s Veterans Certification Office receives your Request for Certification for VA Benefits.
  • Below you will find the links to your respective institution veterans’ office and information regarding the certification process.

University of Maryland, College Park 

University of Maryland Eastern Shore