Veterans Certification

New and transitioning students that have questions about the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) processes or benefit entitlements should contact the Veterans Resource Center or the Department of Veteran Affairs.

The Registrar’s Office is the School of Mines designated certifying official. This means that the Registrar’s Office certifies your enrollment at Mines to the VA every semester and can assist you with the processes for certifying your benefits with the VA.

Establishing VA Education Benefits

Students who have never received benefits must fill out the Application for Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990) to establish their eligibility. Form 22-1990 may be filled out online at

If you are transferring our benefits, you must fill out a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (VA Form 22-1995). Once these forms are processed, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility via regular mail. You must provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the Registrar’s Office with your Mines student ID number in person or via email at

Who can be certified to receive veteran education benefits?  

          Will you be applying for Air Force Tuition Assistance?  

  • Contact: 605-385-6394,, or  

If you plan on using tuition assistance in conjunction with other VA benefits:

Tuition Assistance Top Up  

To be eligible for the Top-up benefit, you must be approved for federal Tuition Assistance by a military department and be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits or the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The amount of this benefit can be equal to the difference between the total cost of a college course and the amount of Tuition Assistance that is paid by the military for the course.

See the GI Bill website for  Tuition Assistance Top-Up details including application procedures.

VA Benefits – Other Benefit

If you plan on using any other benefits:






Office of the Registrar

O'Harra Building, Room 201

Office Hours

Academic Year:
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Phone: (605) 394-2400
Fax: (605) 394-1268

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