Veterans Benefits

Shepherds Theological Seminary is authorized to participate in veteran educational assistance programs through the Veterans Administration (VA). Eligible veterans may receive financial assistance for their seminary education. The certification process begins in the Financial Aid office.


For specific questions regarding benefits, please contact the VA at 1.888.442.4551, or visit the VA Education and Training Home.


In order to certify students for VA benefits, STS requires the following documents:

  • VA form DD-214 (discharge papers; only needed if separated from the military)
  • VA form 22-1990 or 22-1995 (print completed form before submitting online)
  • Certificate of Eligibility (provided by VA after receipt of VA form 22-1990 or 22-1995)

The Financial Aid office will then walk you through the rest of the process.

Getting Started with VA Benefits


Students who are also eligible veterans are encouraged to apply with the VA using their online application. This will allow you to submit your application electronically for the fastest response. Below are the paper forms that may be submitted in lieu of the online application.