Dependants Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

To ensure that your benefits are processed, please follow all of the steps outlined below:
Note: Payment rates consist of a set dollar amount prescribed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Full-time, ¾ time, ½ time, and ¼ time amounts vary based on how many classes you are registered for.  Benefits are paid for up to 45 months.  The student is responsible for paying tuition.
Step 1: Apply for admission for Rutgers-Camden and once accepted, pay the $150 acceptance fee.
Step 2: Apply for FAFSA
Step 3: Complete VA Form 22-5490, Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance and submit to the VA
Step 4: Take your VA Form 22-5490 application to Dora Perez, certifying official. She will complete VA Form 22-1999, Enrollment Certification, and it to VA.
Step 5: If you attended another school complete form 22-5495 Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training 
Step 6: Complete a Certificate of Eligibility through VONAPP 
Step 7: Visit this website to upload your Certificate of Eligibility (ch.35) and certify your enrollment at My Vet Cert
*you must upload your documents in order to be coded Dora Perez at 856-225-2754 or email  which will enable you to certify your enrollment. 
If you are a new student, please make sure you have paid the acknowledgement fee ($150) otherwise you cannot upload your documents or certify your enrollment on this site
Step 8: Fax, e-mail, or deliver in a copy of your Veterans Intake Sheet (see below) to the Office of Veterans Affairs at:
(f) 856-225-2599
326 Penn Street
Campus Center, Lower Level Rm. 017B
Camden, NJ 08102
Step 9: It is important to remember that after you register for your classes you MUST certify your enrollment by informing The Office of Student Accounting, Billing, & Cashier Services for EVERY term including summer and winter classes
by one of the following ways:
Fax: 856-225-6022
Stephanie L. Bladen
Armitage Hall, First Floor   
311 North Fifth Street
Camden NJ, 08102-6053
*If you experience any problems with your certification process contact the Registrar’s Office located at:
Armitage Hall, First Floor             Phone: (856) 225-6053
311 North Fifth Street                      
Camden NJ, 08102-6053                
Dora Perez (Certifying Official)
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