Chapter 35 - Dependents Education Assistance

Request for Certification Form
Remember to turn in your Request for Certification Form each semester after you have registered for classes to the VA Coordinator.



For dependents of a veteran who is 100% disabled or who has died from a service related injury or illness. A dependent may be a child under 26 or a surviving spouse.

Using VA benefits for the first time:

  • Complete the online Application for Survivors' and Dependents" Educational Assistance (Form 22-5490): http://gibill.va.gov/resources/student_handouts
  • Submit Certificate of Eligibility to the VA Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar
  • Complete and provide a Request for Certification Form to the VA Coordinator.

Using VA benefits for the first time at Baylor University:
(If you previously used VA benefits at another school)

  • Complete the online Application for Survivors' and Dependents" Educational Assistance (Form 22-5495): http://gibill.va.gov/resources/student_handouts
  • Submit copy of Form 22-5495 AND Certificate of Eligibility to VA Coordinator in Office of the Registrar
  • Complete and provide a Request for Certification Form to the VA Coordinator.

Benefit Payments

Click the following link to view current benefit rates: Benefit Payments

For each month that you are attending classes, you will receive your benefit payment the first day of the following month. For example, for the month of September you will receive that payment on October 1st. Please be aware that partial months of attendance are pro-rated. For example, August and December are pro-rated for the fall semester.

Note: These types of benefits are sent directly to the student and will not be paid to Baylor.

Helpful Baylor Links:
List of Frequently Asked Questions
Definitions of commonly used Terminology