New Applicant - Chapter 35
Chapter 35 – Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program
VA Form 22-5490
This is your application for educational benefits. Before completing the form, please fully read the form's "Information and Instructions" pages. Also, please read each question carefully before answering it! It is extremely important that you answer questions accurately.
- Download VA Form 22-5490
The following clarification of some questions may be helpful:
Question 18 – If you were previously in the military, do not include any prior use of the military tuition assistance program when you consider your answers to this question.
Question 25a – Your answer to this question should be the highest level of education you are seeking in your chosen field, whether it is a certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctorate level education.
Question 25b – Enter the name of your chosen TMCC program. Following this information, write any higher level of education you will be seeking in your chosen field (whether it is a certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctorate level education) if different from the degree you are seeking at TMCC.
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