UM-Dearborn Connect Registration and Records

Initiating your VA Educational Benefits

If you have never used your VA Benefits:

  • Complete the Application for VA Education Benefits online at the Veterans Online Application (VONAPPP) web site. When the application process is completed, VA will issue a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to qualified individuals. The certificate will contain basic eligibility information including months of entitlement, period of eligibility and benefit level.  The turnaround time to receive your COE from VA can be as long as 12 weeks or more.  Please keep this in mind when deciding when to process your application.  Drop off, mail, or fax your COE form to the Enrollment Services/Registration and Records office:

Enrollment Services/Registration and Records
University of Michigan-Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road
1169 UC
Dearborn, MI 48128
Telephone: 313-583-6500
Fax: 313-593-5697
email: umd-va@umd.umich.edu

  • Once you have registered for your classes, you must complete the Veterans Affairs Certification Request Form. This form must to be completed each term in which benefits are requested. The Certifying Official cannot certify you for benefits until this form has been received.

Transfer Students who have used VA Benefits at another institution:

  • If you have previously used your VA education benefits and you are now transferring to UM-Dearborn, you must complete the Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Form (form #22-1995). You may download this form from the Department of Veteran Affairs Forms web site. You may also obtain the form from the Enrollment Services/Registration and Records office. Once you have completed this form it must be submitted to the Enrollment Services/Registration and Records office.
  • Once you have registered for your classes, please complete the Veterans Affairs Certification Request Form. This form must be completed each term in which benefits are requested.   The Certifying Official cannot certify you for benefits until this form has been received.

Current/Continuing Students at UM-Dearborn

  • Once you have registered for your classes, please complete the Veterans Affairs Certification Request Form. This form will need to be completed each term in which benefits are requested. The Certifying Official cannot certify your benefits until this form has been received.