How to Apply for VA Education Benefits


Click by Click Instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Apply for Benefits
  3. Click Launch VONAPP and Apply for Benefits
  4. First Time Applications Click:
    1. I am a New VONAPP User
    2. Continue 2 Times
    3. No, Create a VONAPP AccountFollow instructions to create log in and password
  5. If applicant has applied through VONAPP before click:
    1. I Have Used VONAPP Before
    2. VONAPP Account
    3. Enter Username and Password
  6. Under Create a New Form Select 22-1990 if:
    1. You are the Service Member and are applying to use your benefit for the first time
    2. You are applying for VA Education Chapter(s) 30, 33, 1606 or 1607
  7. Select the 22-1990E if:
    1. You are the Service Member using Ch.33 that has been transferred to you
    2. You are a dependent of a Service Member that has transferred Ch. 33 to you
  8. Select the 22-1990R if:
    1. You are applying for VRAP
  9. Select the 22-5490 if:
    1. You are a dependent or Spouse applying for Ch. 35 Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance Program (DEA)
  10. If you have used your VA Education Benefits at one school and want to transfer to a different school:
    1. Use 22-1995 for VA Chapters 30, 33, 1606 and 1607
    2. Use 22-5495 for VA Chapter 35