2023-2024 Catalog

Veterans Benefits

There is considerable financial aid available to veterans and their families through the GI Bill*, War Orphans Educational Law, and other programs. Widows and children of deceased veterans as well as spouses and children of totally disabled veterans are eligible for educational benefits. Further information can be secured from the local Veterans Administration Office.

Students eligible to receive veterans benefits should contact the Registrar to certify enrollment to the Veterans Administration. Those expecting government checks are reminded that this aid may not be available for two to three months at the beginning of the fall semester. All students receiving benefits through the VA are required to maintain 12 units per semester to receive the maximum monthly benefit.

Students covered by benefits may participate in their course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the student provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Those receiving benefits will not be subject to any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered student because of the student’s inability to meet their financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The absence of the registration symbol ® does not constitute a waiver of VA’s trademark rights in that phrase.