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Where to Begin the Application Process

Being admitted to an undergraduate or graduate degree program at Belmont and accessing your veteran education benefits involves two separate application processes: 

  1. Explore your program of interest and apply for admission to Belmont. Please visit the University Admissions page for specific application instructions and contacts: http://www.belmont.edu/military/
  2. Apply for your VA Benefits online: https://www.vets.gov/education/apply/
Once you have been accepted to Belmont, and have applied for your VA benefits, please submit the following documents:
  • Certificate of Eligibility:  A COE is generally received fron the VA within 3-6 weeks of applying for benefits. A copy of this document is required for the student file and is necessary for VA certification. 
  • DD214:  Please submit the Member-4 copy of this document.
  • NOBE:  A Notice of Basic Eligibility is required of those students utilizing chapter 1606 benefits.
  • Joint Service Transcript: Please submit an official JST if applicable.
  • External College Transcripts: Please submit official transcripts for any other college coursework earned.
  • Yellow Ribbon Agreement: If applicable, please sign and submit the YR agreement as found in the "Forms" section of this webpage.
  • Student Responsibility Agreement: Please sign and submit the SR agreement as found in the "Forms" section of this webpage.
  • Veteran Student Checklist: Please sign and submit the Veteran Student Checklist as found in the "Forms" section of this webpage.
  • Please review the "Military Credit" section of this webpage for any other documentation you may need to submit.

 

All documentation can be submitted by any of the following means: 

e-Mail: VAbenefits@belmont.edu    

Fax: 615-460-5415    

Mail: Belmont University-Office of the Registrar- Gabhart Student Center- 1900 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37212.