Military Transfer Students
How to transfer VA education benefits to UAF
Students with remaining eligibility can transfer benefits to UAF after having used a portion of their benefits at another school, including UAA or UAS. Students may only have one home institution. Students may, however, take classes at multiple campuses and receive benefits for those classes as long as they count toward their degree at the home institution.
You must request the usage of your benefits every semester and be admitted to a degree program.
Submit all previous academic transcripts to the Office of Admissions. If you are former military, you must apply your Military Transfer Credit to your degree program.
Complete the Certification Request Form (CRF) (Docusign version or PDF version) and return it to the DMVS. The School Certifying Official processes requests within 7-10 business days after they are turned into the DMVS, in the order they were received. The CRF can be turned in as soon as you register for classes but must be turned in by the first day of class to guarantee processing by the add/drop date. The DMVS will send an email to your alaska.edu email if a class cannot be certified for any reason. The VA will send you a confirmation email when they receive our certification.
As long as we have a Certificate of Eligibility or a Statement of Benefits on file, you will receive a deferred payment until the VA pays. However, you must submit your Certification Request Form in order to receive the deferment until the VA pays and all of your classes must be eligible for certification . If you are a chapter 30, 35 and 1606 student, you are responsible for ensuring your bill is paid or arrangements are made with the business office by normal fee-payment deadlines.
This form needs to be turned in each semester to let the university know you plan to use your VA educational benefits for the upcoming semester.
The VA does not pay for on campus housing. You are responsible to pay for any meal
or housing plans on the standard residence life timeline.