Required Materials

Northwood Certifying Officials

Important Documents for Military & Veteran Students

Note: You may not have all of these documents when applying to Northwood University; however, it is important that you forward the applicable documents to your Northwood Certifying Official to complete your record for proper benefit enrollment and reduced tuition.

VA form DD-214

This is a document (member 4 copy) is a notice of discharge and/or dates served on active-duty or full-time activation.
Note: Spouse or Dependents in the Adult Degree Program program taking advantage of military and prior service tuition reduction must provide a valid marriage license or proof of relationship along with the DD-214 of the service member.

NOBE – Notice of Basic Eligibility (Reserve/National Guard service members)

This document is obtained by the service member from the local command/unit to confirm eligibility and entitlement for educational assistance under the G.I. Bill® Chapter 1606.

VA Form 22-1990, Education Benefit Application

This is the formal application for education benefits that the service member must complete in order to receive a Certificate of Eligibility for education benefits. Applicants must go to the VONAPP website to submit the application online. (Spouse and Dependent fill out form 22-5490)

Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

This is a document/letter that the service member receives from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) that indicates eligibility under a specific Chapter of benefits. For Chapter 33 Post-9/11 benefits, the document also indicates the payment tier entitlement ad determined by the VA (100% or less). For questions on VA education benefits, visit the VA website.

VA form 1995, Change of Program or Place of Training

Changes in schools, educational goals, or programs of study need to be communicated to the VA. The form 1995 notifies the VA of the intended program of study and new parent institution. Members must complete the form through the VONAPP website. (Spouse and Dependent fill out form 22-5495)

VA form 28-1905, Authorization to Bill (CH 31 Voc Rehab)

This document authorizes the university to submit for payment of tuition and books at 100%. Students under VA Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation are assigned to a case manager through the nearest VA facility. The Authorization to Bill is written for a specific course of study. Students must provide a case manager a letter of acceptance from the school along with a degree plan.

Military Training Transcripts (JST, CCAF)

Formal transcripts of military training are required for a free review of applicable academic credit based on the program of study.

  • Air Force Component
    • Active Military - Through AF Portal from a military computer (.mil domain)
    • Veterans - CCAF
  • All other Services - JST Transcript:
    • Select Northwood University location to have the transcript sent directly to the center.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at