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Educational Benefits

All VA students must file an application when they first start school. Students who have not received VA benefits before must file an original application (CH 30,1606, 1607 - VA form 22-1990;  CH 35-dependents -  VA form 22-5490: ToE – Transfer of Entitlement students - VA form 22-1990E). Please allow at least 6-8 weeks for the VA to process your application for benefits and send your certificate of eligibility.
Students who have received VA benefits before must file a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training if transferring from another school (veterans and ToE students - VA form 22-1995: dependents - VA form 22-5495).

Students applying for CH 33 in lieu of or relinquishing another benefit should complete VA form 22-1990. All VA students must request to be certified each and every semester via the Veterans Enrollment Agreement request form in order to receive educational benefits. Nothing is automatic. When signing the request form, the VA student is agreeing to notify the school certifying official of any changes to his/her schedule.

Once certification is submitted to the VA, a confirmation email will be sent from the VA to the email address reported on the request form. Please make sure your email address is correct. Please allow at least four weeks for VA to process your enrollment certification. All VA students using educational benefits are required to make satisfactory academic progress towards achievement of their program of study.

The VA will only pay for courses that lead to a standard degree or certificate. VA benefits will not be paid for courses in which students have already earned a satisfactory grade, unless the college states that a higher grade is necessary for completion of the curriculum. VA benefits will not be paid for courses that a student elects to audit. If you withdraw from or are withdrawn from a class for non-attendance, a change in enrollment status will be submitted to the VA which may create a debt.

Standard spring and fall terms are 16 weeks:
Full time = 12 credit hours or more
¾ time = 9-11 credit hours
½ time = 6-8 credit hours

Summer terms:
11 weeks  Full-time   8 credit hours or more
8 weeks    Full-time   6 credit hours
6 weeks    Full-time   4 credit hours
3 weeks    Full-time   2 credit hours

If you register early, all payments are due by the deadline dates listed below. If payment is not received by the deadline date for each semester, your classes will be canceled.

All VA students who pay out-of-pocket must enroll in the automatic payment plan if you are not eligible for a deferment. The deferment option is only available to those veterans with benefits that pay tuition directly to the campus (Chapters 31, 33 and tuition assistance).

VA Specific Information/Student Responsibilities

  • All VA students must report changes in addresses, telephone numbers and direct deposit information to 888-442-4551.
  • All VA students using Chapter 30, 1607 and 1606 must verify their attendance monthly, on or after the last day of each month. They may do this by visiting Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or calling 877-823-2378.
  • All VA students must report changes in enrollment status, including drop/add/withdrawals to the school certifying official.
  • All VA students must report changes in your program of study to the school certifying official.

If more than 60 days have elapsed and you have not received any payment, call the VA Regional Call Center 888-GI BILL (888-442-4551).