Veterans Certification Process

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Certification Process

  1. Apply for admission - Cass Hall (417) 255-7955
  2. Take ACT if required - Advisement and Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (AACCESS) Garnett Library (417) 255-7222
  3. Sign up and participate in STAR (STudent Advising and Registration) - if you are a first time student - AACCESS Garnett Library (417) 255-7222
  4. Process required paperwork for GI Bill® - online and with the certifying official Veteran Services Garnett Library (417) 255-7222

Veteran Forms

The following are required forms and will be processed faster if submitted online at http://www.va.gov.

First Time Students

Veterans

  • Application for Educational Assistance (DVA Form 22-1990) Submitting online is faster.
  • Certified copy of DD-214 Discharge Document (This form is provided to you by your military branch at completion of enlistment.)

Members of the Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve/National Guard

  • Application for Educational Assistance (DVA Form 22-1990) Submitting online is faster.

Transfer Students

When your admission to Missouri State University-West Plains is complete, please contact the Veterans Services Office for an appointment to complete the process for continuing your GI Bill®. (417) 255-7222.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.