Applying for VA Benefits at Simpson College


Montgomery GI Bill – Select Reserve (MGIB-SR) Chapter 1606, which is used for those National Guard or Reserve service members who have not deployed.  Please see the detailed information sheet here.

Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP), Chapter 1607 is used for those National Guard and Reserve service members who have deployed in support of OIF or OEF.  Please see the detailed information sheet here.

Post 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33 is used for both the select reserve and active duty. Soldiers must have served title 10 or 32 (AGR only). This benefit is also transferrable to a spouse or dependent child.

Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD) Chapter 30 is used for those service members who were on Active Duty and paid $1,200 for that benefit.   Please see the detailed information sheet here.

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Chapter 35   Please see the detailed information here.

If you have another VA benefit, you will need to notify Simpson College’s VA Certifying Official, Rhonda Pooley, at 515-961-1642.


Make sure you have the correct paperwork for the Certifying Official. The first thing you will need to do is apply online using the www.gibill.va.gov web site. If you are applying for the first time, you will need to use VA form 22-1990. Once you have submitted your application, you will need to print a copy and provide it to our VA Certifying Official. You should provide ALL DD 214’s as well. The VA Certifying Official will then certify your benefits and classes online. Please allow 10 to 12 weeks for processing.

If you are a spouse or dependent to whom a service member transferred entitlement, you will use a VA form 22-1990e.


For the Chapter 1606, you will need a copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) which your unit can assist you with, or you should be able to get it from your iPERMS electronic file. You can get your kicker contract from your iPERMS as well and the VA 22-1990. Make sure you make your monthly verification.

For Chapter 1607, provide your VACO with your VA 22-1990 and all DD214’s. Make sure you make your monthly verification.

For Chapter 30, provide your DD2366 and your VA 22-1990. Make sure you make your monthly verification.

Please remember to apply early. The VA phone number is 1-888-442-4551.

 

Informative Resources 

The following free resources developed by the Department of Education and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are available to assist you through your college selection and financial assistance process.