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.