Benefits Checklist

Navigating higher education can be challenging for any student. It can be especially challenging for students using VA education benefits. That's why we're here to help.

Whether you're a first-year student, transfer student, undergraduate or graduate student, our checklist provides you with step-by-step directions to follow when using your VA education benefits at CU Denver or CU Anschutz Medical Campus. You will learn the directions and the procedures, the forms to submit and the deadlines to keep in mind, as well as the specific requirements for the benefit you will be using.

You’ll start by confirming that your program is approved by the VA, applying to CU Denver or CU Anschutz and being admitted, and end with submitting our certification request.

And, anywhere you run into trouble throughout the process, or have additional questions, your VMSS staff is always ready to assist at

Complete this checklist if using the following benefits:

  • Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30)
  • Vocational Rehab (Chapter 31)
  • Post 9-11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • Survivors and Dependents Assistance (Chapter 35)
  • Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program - REAP (Chapter 1607)

For Tuition Assistance, skip the checklist and scroll down to the Tuition Assistance (TA) section below.

Benefit-Specific Requirements, Details, and Documents