VA Education Benefits

Our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices for our county, its citizens and our way of life. We believe it is our privilege and duty to provide veterans the opportunity for a first-rate education and assist in any way possible. UPIKE offers scholarships and assistance to make the transition from military life to college as seamless as possible. You can learn more about available opportunities by following these links:


VA Forms & Helpful Links

Applications for Chapter 30 and 33 students

22-1990 – Application for VA Education Benefits

22-1995 – Request for Change of Program or Place of Training

Applications for Chapter 35 Benefits

22-5490 – New, first time Application

22-5495 – Changing program or place of training

VA Forms bank – Search by form number or title/keyword

GI Bill® Website

Online GI Bill® Comparison Tool


Post 9/11 GIBILL information

Information coming soon.

  Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2022-23 academic year will not be reflected on VA’s website until mid-June. Schools participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2021-22 academic year are currently available. https://www.va.gov/education/yellow-ribbon-participating-schools/

            The GI Bill Comparison Tool is expected to reflect participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2022-23 academic year late June or early July.  School participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2022-23 academic year will not be reflected on VA’s website until then.


Veterans Education Benefit Programs

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33)

Montgomery GI Bill® (Ch 30)

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

For questions about your VA Education Benefits, please contact a VA School Certifying official.


Veterans Support Services

UPIKE strives to serve those who have served us through our veterans support services and now a newly-appointed student veteran liaison, Facilities Director Charles Atkinson.

Local veterans can now contact Charles to learn about taking the next step in their education and connecting with helpful resources.

Student Veteran Liaison

Charles Atkinson


(606) 218-5194
charlesatkinson@upike.edu