Education Entitlements & Enrollment Status Changes of Veterans
Certification Of Veterans Educational Entitlements
Prior to the beginning of each semester, you should confirm your enrollment by providing the Office of the Registrar with a printout of your class schedule. The Office of the Registrar will certify only courses that meet requirements of your educational objective as listed in the appropriate program catalog. The Office of the Registrar cannot certify courses that you have taken twice or are trying to improve on a passing grade. The VA will not pay for incomplete grades.
Satisfactory Academic Progress And Changes In Enrollment Status
You must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards http://www.purdue.edu/univregs/academicprocedures/scholdeficiency.html in order to receive payment of VA education entitlements. It is your responsibility to notify us of any changes in your enrollment status: reducing total enrollment hours below full-time, increasing enrollment from less than full-time, or changing your declared major.
- You must be admitted and registered before the VA representative in the Office of the Registrar will process your paperwork.
- For recipients of Chapter 30, Chapter 1606 and Chapter 1607, submit the Application for Educational Entitlement (VA Form 22-1990) http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/22-1990.pdf to the Office of the Registrar VA representative.
For recipients of Chapter 35, submit the Application for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance to the Office of the Registrar VA representative.
If you are already receiving benefits under Chapter 30, Chapter 1606 or Chapter 1607 and are changing schools or major, complete and submit the Request for Change of Program or Place of Training online. If you are already receiving benefits under Chapter 35 and are changing schools or majors, submit the Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance to the Office of the Registrar VA representative.
- The VA representative in the Office of the Registrar will submit paperwork for Chapters 30, 1606, and 35 to the VA Regional Office in St. Louis and Chapter 31 to the VA Regional Office in Indianapolis. The VA generally takes eight-to-ten weeks to process the paperwork. You will receive notification of your award at the address you provided on your application.
- Students who are receiving benefits under Chapters 30, 1606 and 1607 must submit a monthly attendance verification in order to receive their check. You may do this by contacting the VA Regional office at 1-877-823-2378 or by visiting www.gibill.va.gov/ and selecting the WAVE link. If you have not heard from the VA in more than eight weeks, you may wish to contact the St. Louis office to check on the status of your benefits at 1-888-442-4551.
- Recipients now have the option of having their monthly check deposited directly to their checking accounts. Please call 1-888-442-4551 to establish direct deposit. You will need to provide your checking account routing number and account number (written along the bottom of your checks).
- If direct deposit has not been elected, benefit checks will be sent to the veteran’s address provided on his/her application. An individual may request the advance pay option if he/she is enrolled at least half-time. The advance paycheck will cover the initial or partial month and the following month at the beginning of the semester. The first check for the advance pay option will be sent to the Office of the Registrar and distributed by the VA representative. Application for the advance pay option should be made in writing and submitted to the Office of the Registrar VA representative eight weeks before the start of the semester.
- Veterans are responsible for payment of their fees to the Bursar by the semester payment deadlines.
For further information, call (765) 494-7638 or send an inquiry via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Other Links: