Before the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will pay for education benefits, several things need to happen:

To complete prior to the start of your first semester at Lewis & Clark:

  • Apply for education benefits with the VA
    • Information for parents interested in transferring Chapter 33 benefits can be found on the VA’s Chapter 33 page. Once the benefits have been transferred, the student will then need to apply for the benefits. Students who have received benefits transferred from a family member may use the same application process linked above.
  • Send a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the appropriate Lewis & Clark School Certifying Official.
    • The Certificate of Eligibility is the official notification from the VA that provides details of the student’s education entitlement.
      • Law students should send their Certificate of Eligibility to Tiffany Henning -
      • Graduate students should send their Certificate of Eligibility to Caitlin Hansen -
      • Undergraduate students should send their Certificate of Eligibility to:
  • Request official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, universities, and training institutes to be sent to the appropriate office and campus (CAS Registrar for undergraduates, Graduate Admissions for graduate students, or Law Registrar for law students)
  • If you have previously used your VA education benefits at another school, you’ll need to submit the following documents in addition to the items listed above:
    • Request for Change of Program/Place of Training:
      • For Chapter 35 Recipients: Form 22-5495
      • For all other Chapters: Form 22-1995

To be completed each year:

Lewis & Clark College will not prevent a student from starting their course of education prior to providing a certificate of eligibility for entitlement. The College will not impose any penalty due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the VA under Chapters 31 or 33.