All applications for new and continued VA educational benefits claims are completed online. Navigate below to begin that process.
Disclaimer: The Towson University Military & Veterans Center is operated by employees of the university who work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to process your benefits on your behalf. We do not determine benefits eligibility.
We encourage our community to meet with us at any time during normal hours to discuss your benefits. You can set up a meeting with us here.
First-time veteran and dependent students should Apply for Benefits within the Department of Veterans Affairs eBenefits website. Once you have a received your Certificate of Eligibility, please email it to veteransbenefits AT_TOWSON.
All new and continuing veteran and dependent students intending to use educational benefits must each semester fill out our online Declaration of Intent to Use VA Benefits form after they've enrolled for classes.
A Declaration of Intent to Use VA Benefits Form is required to be submitted for each semester that a student wants to use their educational benefits. If necessary, you can also use benefits retroactively, provided that the VA has determined you are eligible to do so.
The Military & Veterans Center is responsible for re-certifying veterans and their dependents each term to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Please send appropriate documentation and materials to the Military & Veterans Center as soon as possible to ensure timely processing and disbursement of benefits.
To contact TU’s School Certifying Official (SCO):
Veterans may be eligible to receive VA Educational Benefits through these programs:
NOTE: In addition to being used for undergraduate programs, this benefit can also typically be used for continuing education and graduate programs here at Towson University. A veteran student can be eligible for this benefit and Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®).
NOTE: For Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®) students, to learn more about your exact benefits based on your eligibility and enrollment at Towson University, please visit the VA's G.I. Bill® Comparison Tool here.
Active Duty, National Guard, and Reservists may use VA education benefits and/or tuition assistance, or other programs to pay for or get reimbursement for tuition and fees.
State Tuition Assistance Reimbursement (STAR) Program & State Tuition Waiver (STW) – Maryland National Guard Service Members can be reimbursed for tuition and related fees through these programs. You can find more information here.
Air Force Tuition Assistance – To use Air Force tuition assistance, upload courses through the Air Force Virtual Education Center. The Bursar’s Office will bill the AI Portal for approved tuition costs.
MVC Staff will input course enrollment, grades, and billing into the portal.
NOTE: The ArmyIgnitED portal is experiencing extreme technical difficulties, and as a result, students are not receiving funding in a timely manner. This is an ongoing issue that is currently being worked on by the Army and their partners.
NOTE: If you’ve been activated during the COVID-19 emergency, please check with your unit’s leadership to see if you qualify for additional VA benefits, like Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®).