- A student must submit a “yellow card”, each semester that they want to receive VA Educational Benefits The current enrollment MUST match the latest Educational Plan that is on file in our office.
- A student must submit a “yellow card” whenever a change “add or drop” in enrollment occurs. This must be done ASAP.
- A student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 each semester.
If you change your “academic” major/goal, a new VA Educational Plan must be established with the VA counselor and only the “new required classes” for the “new” major will then be payable. Submit Form 1995-Change of Major or Place of Training. This form can be found on the Veteran website
Post 9/11 or Chapter 33 will pay a student a monthly housing benefit, will pay your public school’s tuition or fees (private school tuition has a cap), and a stipend to purchase books and supplies.
Once a student is certified, the VA pays approximately 30 days “after” the start of your semester classes
There are a number of reasons why your monthly benefit might be reduced. Some reasons are: The VA pays a “pro-rated amount for any month that is less than 30 days, or if a student does not enroll in “required/payable” classes – the benefit may be reduced or eliminated, or if a student repeats a class that is not required – the benefit may be reduced. The VA may also reduce your benefits if you owe them a debt. Any questions regarding the amount you receive, must be addressed to the VA.
A few reasons why you might not receive your next month’s benefit:
- If you officially dropped a class
- If you stopped attending school
- If you forgot to submit your monthly work-in-progress
- If you added a course that was not required, etc.
Yes, many veterans are eligible for both. Complete a FAFSA application and follow-up in the Veteran Service Center where there is a staff member dedicated to assist and process all veteran’s financial aid.
Yes. You are urged to take advantage of tutorial assistance as soon as academic difficulties begin. The VSC offers these services.
Yes. Check Veterans website for the dates. If you have not met with the Veteran’s counselor, make an appointment as soon as possible so you are ready when the priority registration begins.
Nothing. Priority registration just means that you get to register before other students. If you miss the date you can still register when you are able.