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

Applications for Chapter 35 Benefits

22-5490 – New, first time Application

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

GI Bill® Website

Online GI Bill® Comparison Tool

Post 9/11 GIBILL information

VA education annual benefits are from August 1st to July 31st and based on when the term starts.

Chapter 33 students are required to verify attendance each month in order to get their Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) payment. Failure to certify will delay your payment.

Please visit for additional information.

  The University of Pikeville is a Yellow Ribbon participating school. The Yellow Ribbon Program will cover up to 10 KYCO/KYCOM students per year up to $5000/year with a matching payment from the VA.

Undergraduate and Master degree (MSW, MBA, TLP) programs’ tuition is low enough that these students will not to use the Yellow Ribbon Program.

            The GI Bill Comparison Tool is expected to reflect participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2023-24 academic year late June or early July.  School participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2023-24 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