Student Veteran Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. How do I get started to collect VA Benefits?
A. Once a student has completed our admissions process and is a registered student, he/she should meet with one of the VA Certifying Officials in the Office of the Registrars to get your enrollment certified. The enrollment certification process must be repeated every term after you have completed your registration.
Q. When are the VA Certifying Officials available?
A. The Certifying Officials in the Office of the Registrar are available Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. On Fridays the office opens at 10:00 am. For evening hours, please refer to Registrar Office website.
Q. How do I apply for benefits?
A. Review the appropriate benefit below:
Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
In order to apply for the Post 9/11 (Chapter 33), you must apply online at www.gibill.va.gov and fill out the application, VONAPP. Once you receive the Certificate of Eligibility in the mail, bring it to the VA Certifying Officials in the Office of the Registrar to certify your enrollment. The tuition and fees are mailed directly to the school; the BAH and book stipend are mailed directly to the student from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veteran's Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
To apply for the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) you can either go to www.gibill.va.gov and fill out the online application and print out copy or come in-person to fill out application with the VA Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar. You need to bring a copy of your DD214.
Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
To apply for Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35) eligible spouses and children of Veterans who have died or are partially or totally disabled through the service may either go to www.va.gov and fill out VA Form #5490 and print out copy and bring to the VA Certifying Officials in the Office of the Registrar or come to our office and fill out the application and bring your Certificate of Eligibility.
Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
To apply for Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) service-connected disabilities you must contact a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and bring VA Form #1905 to the VA Certifying Officials in the Office of the Registrar in order for us to certify enrollment. For more information you can go to www.va.gov
Reservists/National Guard (Chapter 1606)
To apply as a Reservists/National Guard (Chapter 1606) you need to bring a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), you will get this from your Unit and bring it to the VA Certifying Officials in the Office of the Registrar and complete the application.
Q. How do I get a Transfer of Eligibility (TOE)?
A. In order to Transfer Eligibility (TOE) you must first go to the DOD transferability application website to determine if your dependent is eligible to receive these benefits and follow the steps in order to transfer.
Q. How do I get my Official Military Transcript?
A. Please refer to the appropriate branch of the service below. Click on the appropriate branch link below.
Navy or Marine or call 877.253.7122
Army or call 866.297.4427
Q. How do I request a Military Withdrawal?
A. In order to receive a Military Withdrawal you must bring your active duty orders to the Office of the Registrar to review eligibility for a military withdrawal.
Q. What if I earn Punitive/Non-Punitive grades during the semester?
A. All Punitive (F, UW), and non-Punitive (W, UU) grades as well as Never Attended (NA) grade , will be reported to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Non-Punitive grades are reported throughout the semester. If you withdraw from a class you should notify the VA Certifying Officials in the Office of the Registrar. All Punitive grades as well as "NA" grades will be reported after the end of the semester. You, the Veteran Student, are responsible for all debts resulting from reductions or termination of your enrollment, even if payment was made. You should notify the VA Certifying Officials in the Office of the Registrar when there are any changes in your enrollment. The VA does not pay for any course that you never attended, stop attending, withdraw (officially or unofficially) or receive a grade that will not count towards graduation.