Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA) - Chapter 35

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.

How do I apply?

New Applicant

You must apply online at the Veterans On Line Applications (VONAPP) website. Once you have applied online, please print out the application and bring it to the University Veteran Services Office so we know that you applied online and can remind the Veterans Administration Office of your method of applying for benefits.

Transfer Applicant

You can apply by filling out VA Form 22-5495 - Request for Change of Program or Place of Training. The original VA Form 22-5495 and a University of Nevada, Reno Veteran's Course Submission Form must be submitted to the Veteran's Services staff.