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GI Bill Programs & Application Process
*Note* If you are looking for information regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill program, please click on the Post-9/11 tab on the right.
To review recent changes made to the Post-9/11 Program, effective August 1, 2011, click here. Some of these changes will affect participants of ALL VA Education Programs. Included among the changes is the elimination of break pay.
To receive GI Bill Benefits at Finlandia University, students will need to first apply for the benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs. This can be done online at the Department of Veterans Affairs VONAPP website by clicking here. If you would prefer to fill out the paper 22-1990 Application for Benefits form, please contact our office to have a form mailed to you. You will also need to submit a copy of your DD-214 form to our office and may be required to submit one with your application for benefits.
Once you register for classes for the semester and have completed the Veterans Benefits Guidelines (must be done before initial certification) and Request for Certification (and returned the forms to the Financial Aid Office), we will then pass your file on to have your attendance certified with the VA-Once program. Students are still required to certify their attendance monthly with the VA. This can be done using the WAVE program. More information on the WAVE program can be available by clicking here.
Guidelines, Information, & Responsibilities regarding the GI Bill Benefits:
Included below are some links to the GI Bill Website that may be of interest to you:
We hope this information has been helpful to you and encourage you to let us know if you need assistance with anything. You can also call the Veterans Administration Regional Office in St. Louis for more information on these programs and eligibility at 1-888-442-4551.