How to Apply for Military Benefits

Step 1
Apply online via the Department of Veterans Affairs website. To receive a paper application, call 1-888-GI BILL-1.

It takes approximately 10-12 weeks to process applications. Please wait until 60 days have passed from application submission to inquire about status. Once the Department of Veterans Affairs has determined your eligibility, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility in the mail.

Step 2
Apply to your academic program of choice at DeSales University while the Department of Veterans Affairs is processing your benefits paperwork.

Step 3
If interested in receiving federal student aid, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
DeSales University's School Code: 003986.

Step 4
Once accepted to DeSales, submit a copy of your DD 214 and/or Certificate of Eligibility to:

Judy Schwartz
Veterans Affairs Certifying Official
DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034
p: 610.282.1100 ext. 1212
f: 610.282.2206

Please contact Judy Schwartz directly with any additional questions or concerns during the process.

Step 5
Make arrangements for paying your bill by contacting:

Joanne Seif
Student Billing Coordinator
Treasurer's Office
p: 610.282.1100 ext. 1376

Step 6
Register for courses using the login information provided by your academic program.


For the most comprehensive information on benefits, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website.