Veteran Benefits and Eligibility

General Information and Benefit Eligibility

If you are a veteran who served on continuous active duty for 181 days or more after Jan. 13, 1955, you may qualify for educational benefits under the G.I. Bill. If you are a dependent of a veteran who died or is permanently disabled as a result of military duty, you may be eligible for educational benefits. Eligibility for the various VA Educational Benefits programs in all cases is determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Application forms for your VA benefits are available on the VA forms website or in the Financial Aid Office. The amount of money you will receive for education benefits differs for each program, so it is best to call the VA Regional Office, 888.442.4551, with a specific question about pay.

To be eligible for VA Educational Benefits students must be degree-seeking with a declared major. It is possible that courses a student is advised to take by his or her advisor will not meet VA certification requirements. This may include repeated or elective classes. In such cases, the student will be personally responsible for the resulting cost. It is the student's responsibility to make certain that classes meet VA certification requirements if VA payment is desired for these classes. Our Certifying Official can assist you with questions or concerns you may have.

Veterans Responsibility and Conditions for Benefit Eligibility

In order to comply with laws governing the G.I. Bill, it is your responsibility as a student to notify the VA official in the Financial Aid Office of your status. You must inform the Certifying Official when you add or drop a class, change your major, change your address, or withdraw from Park University. The Dept. of Veterans Affairs will not pay for the repeat of satisfactorily completed courses, except under special circumstances such as it is required for your degree. If you do not make satisfactory academic progress and are suspended by Park University, your G.I. Bill benefits cannot be resumed until you have met the requirements for reinstatement.

Your benefits may be terminated if you do not comply with the regulations stated above. For other information you may contact the VA Regional Office at 888.442.4551.