Texas Tech University

Chapter 35 Survivors' & Dependents' Education Assistance (DEA)

This checklist is for dependents of veterans looking to use benefits regarding Chapter 35 Dependent's Education Assistance. This VA Federal Certification Request with required documents must be completed EVERY SEMESTER via th https://www.depts.ttu.edu/mvp/

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1. Degree Plan

  • From your Raiderlink Portal access the DegreeWorks tab or go to degreeworks.texastech.edu. Download a PDF of your degree plan to upload into your VA Certification Request from your MVP Forms Portal.  

2. Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for Chapter 35 Benefits

  • Upload a current copy (less than 36 months old) of your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Semester award letter from VA.gov in the MVP Forms Portal located at mvp.ttu.edu.
    • The COE MUST have the student's full name, type of benefit awarded and time remaining for use of said benefit.   
    • A full-page uploaded screenshot of the entitled benefits, with the student's full name, type of benefit awarded and time remaining would suffice for us to verify your benefits.
  • We encourage all students to formally request a mailed letter from the VA containing their benefits at least once a year.   

3. Submit a Military Payment Plan Request to Student Business Services (SBS), located at West Hall, Third Floor

  • Fill out a Military Payment Plan Request & submit it in person or via email to sbs@ttu.edu – It is offered at no cost, extends the payment deadline by up to two months, allows us time to process your VA certification request, & ensures you do not get dropped from courses for non-payment.


If you need assistance obtaining your COE, contact VA education benefits at 1-888-442-4551.(Monday – Friday, 8:00am -7:00pm ET) or online at va.gov/education/how-to-apply/