Chapter 33/35- Survivors and Dependents

  • The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship – Chapter 33
  • The Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) – Chapter 35

Step 1. Apply for your benefits on the Department of Veteran Affairs website by completing a Veterans Online Application(VONAPP).

  • Follow instructions for creating a login and password.
  • Select the VA Form 22-5490 (Dependents’ Application for VA Education Benefits) from the drop-down menu.
  • Complete the form and then submit electronically to VA
  • Submitted applications cannot be viewed or printed. However, you will be able to view and print your submission Confirmation Page. A copy of this page should be forwarded to the Hood Certifying Official.

Step 2. Submit your Hood Disclosure Form, your veteran/sponsor’s DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge for Active Duty), your Certificate of Eligibility (when received), and a copy of your VONAPP Confirmation Page to the Hood Certifying Official (the Registrar).

Step 3. Register for classes at Hood.

Note: Any schedule change made after you complete Hood Theological Seminary enrollment and the Hood Certifying Official has processed your “Enrollment Certification” to the VA, may result in your owing money to the VA

Important Notes for Chapter 35 Students:

Your monthly stipend payment will be wire transferred to the bank account identified in your VONAPP application. It is paid on the first of the month for the previous month and is only paid for the days that you are enrolled in class. So, for example, for the Fall semester if classes start on August 25, you would be paid on September 1 for August 25-31. This would not be a full month’s payment. The first full payment will come on October 1 for the month of September.

VA Education Benefits pays for the classes that you enroll in. Enrollment changes following VA Enrollment Certification for the term (e.g. Withdrawals) may result in VA debt. If you are unsure of the benefit potential debt impact of contemplated enrollment changes, please check with the Hood Certifying Official (the Registrar).

Important Notes for Chapter 33 FRY Scholarship Students:

To initiate VA payment processing of your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and your Book Stipend, both consistent with your Post-9/11 Percent Eligibility, your enrollment credit hours are reported to the VA as soon as your Hood registration is processed by the Hood Certifying Official.

Payments for tuition/fees consistent with your Post-9/11 Percent Eligibility, will be wire transferred by the VA directly to your Hood student account. Your monthly Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) will be wire transferred to the bank account identified in your VONAPP application. It is paid on the first of the month for the previous month and is only paid for the days that you are enrolled in class. So, for example, for the Fall semester if classes start on August 25, you would be paid on September 1 for August 25-31. This would not be a full month’s payment. The first full payment will come on October 1 for the month of September.

VA Education Benefits pay for the classes in which you are enrolled. Enrollment changes following VA Enrollment Certification for the term (e.g. Withdrawals) may result in VA debt. If you are unsure of the potential debt impact of contemplated enrollment changes, please check with the Hood Certifying Official (the Registrar).