Chapter 35: Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance
Children and spouses of military service members may qualify for Dependents' Educational Assistance [DEA]. Through DEA, students are offered up to 45 months of education benefits which may be used for degree/certificate programs. Spouses may take a correspondence course. Remedial, refresher, and deficiency courses may be approved under certain circumstances.
To apply for Chapter 35:
Submit form VA form 22-5490, Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance, to the VA.
The VA will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility, you must submit a copy of your certificate to the VA Coordinator,
Please refer to the DEA-VA Website for more information, including eligibility.
Note: All students wishing to enroll into VA Education Benefits at Montgomery College must submit a Certification Request for VA Benefits to the VA Coordinator.