VA Education Benefits Checklist

Getting Started Checklist

1. Activate VA Benefits or Alert VA of Program Change:

  • To Apply for VA Benefits & Designate Your Direct Deposit Account, Visit
  • Scroll Midway Down the Page and Click “Find Your Education Benefits Form”
  • If you have never used your benefits before click “Applying for New Benefit” and follow the prompts OR click on “Updating My Current Education Benefit” if you have used benefits before at a different school.

2. Apply For Admission at NC Wesleyan University:

3. Apply For Scholarships:

  • The majority of scholarship applications are due at the beginning of the year. View our VA Services Guide PDF for a list and description of each military scholarship. Plan accordingly!

4. Apply For Financial Aid:

5. Enroll In Classes:

  • For Dates and Instructions, Check with your Academic Advisor

6. Request VA Certification:

7. Maintain Verification and Attendance:

  • All Changes to Your Schedule Must be Reported to the School Certifying Official
  • Attend class! The VA DOES NOT Pay for Non-attendance.
  • Report Attendance Through WAVE
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA. Falling below 2.0 for two consecutive terms will lead to termination of your enrollment reported to the VA.

Online Form Center

Contact the Office of Veterans Affairs

Veteran Services and VA School Certifying Official

Laura Estes Brown, MA.Ed.
Associate Dean, Veteran Services & ROTC Adviser



VA Student Hotline: 1.888.GI BILL.1 (888.442.4551)

Office Location

If you have questions and would like to visit us at our main Rocky Mount Campus, stop by the Veterans Services Office.

Braswell Administration Office (next to the Registrar’s Office)
Room BA-145B