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Current Reservists, National Guard, & U.S. Coast Guard Members
Current Reservists, National Guard, and U.S. Coast Guard members who have completed high school and basic training, and are in good standing with their current units.
First time applicants: must complete VA Form 22-1990 (Application for VA Education Benefits). To expedite the process it is recommended that this application is filled out online at https://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp Students must also provide a copy of the DD Form-2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility), which is given to them by an Education Services Officer from their unit. The copy of the DD-2384 must be dropped off or mailed to the VA Office in Room 112, Acadian Center.
Some Chapter 1606 applicants are eligible for the "Selective Reserves Kicker" that can increase the monthly rate from $100 to $350, depending on the MOS of the reservist. If applicants are eligible for the "kicker," they need to provide a copy of the contract.
Transfer students, or LSU Eunice students who have changed their degree plan after already receiving benefits under chapter 1606, must complete the VA form 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training). Click here for a list of approved programs at LSU Eunice.
Both Chapters 30 and Chapter 1606 students are required to verify their enrollment on or after the last day of each benefit month by calling the VA at 1-877-823-2378 or by accessing the VA website (www.gibill.va.gov/wave). Students will be prompted by the automated system to provide their VA file numbers (SSN) and passwords (first time password is the last 6 digits of your SSN).
All VA students must also bring or send a copy of their current schedule to the VA Office in rm. 112 in the Acadian Center. This must be done each semester, as soon as they schedule classes. The VA office at LSU Eunice cannot certify students to receive payments from the VA until a current schedule is received.