The United States Veterans Administration operates various education assistance programs for eligible veterans, war orphans, surviving spouse or child of any veteran killed while on duty with the Armed Forces, disabled veterans, dependents of a veteran with service related total disability, and certain members of the selected reserve.
Veterans and others mentioned above who plan to utilize veteran's education benefits should initially present the Veteran's Administration Certificate of Eligibility (COE) Form(s) and discharge papers (certified copy of the DD214), to the Office of Veterans Affairs (Campus Center, Room 301) and the Certifying Official located in the Office of the Registrar. Veterans transferring benefits (changing venue) must provide a “Transfer benefits Form -22-1995.” When registering for courses Veterans must complete a “Statement of Understanding Form” to certify and process benefits.
Veterans planning to utilize benefits under Chapter 30 of the New (Montgomery) GI Bill of 1984, or Chapter 1606 and 1607 for Reservists are required by the university to pay cash for tuition, fees, books and supplies, when due. Veterans, in turn, receive allowance for each month of schooling based upon credit hours. Additionally, veterans can view the status of their benefits. Veterans using Chapter 33 benefits must initially provide a Certificate of Eligibility letter. Under this Chapter tuition and fees are paid directly to the University.
No Veteran may officially withdraw or drop a course (or courses) without prior consultation with the Certifying Official (Office of the Registrar) the academic advising and/or dean of students’ offices. All withdrawals must be submitted in writing. The date of official withdrawal must be the determining date for changes in benefits. Changes below full-time status will create an adjustment to monthly benefits. Any change in class schedule must be reported to the Office of the Registrar
Failure to comply with the official school withdrawal procedure may effect benefits. (past and future)
Inquiries concerning eligibility should call the Educational Call Center 1-888-442-4551. For additional information please visit the GI bill website.
For additional information, please contact:
Diana K. Keough