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Certification / Verification Process

  1. After applying for benefits and receiving the Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veteran Affairs, the student will bring a copy to the Veteran Services Office located in the Prahl Center.
  2. Once registered for classes, the student will bring his or her schedule to the Veteran Services Office. In addition to dropping off the schedule, the student will be required to fill out our Veteran Responsibility Form. Students using chapters 30, 32, 35, 1606, and 1607 must have either paid tuition in full or have a payment plan in place.
    Please note: the VA takes approximately 4-6 weeks to process the certification sent from our school. If the Veteran Services Office does not receive the student's schedule early, his or her benefits may be delayed. The Veteran Services Office is not responsible for a delay in payment if the student does not accomplish this step.
  3. Students receiving Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill, Chapter 1606 Selected Reserve, or REAP will be required to verify enrollment on the last day of each month enrolled. The student may use the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) site or you may call the toll free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone line at 1-877-823-2378. All Chapters will be processed on the first day of each month for the previous month enrolled. Payments will be sent via mail or directly deposited. Direct deposit can be set up by contacting the Direct Deposit center at (877) 838-2778 or it may set it up in the student's WAVE account.
  4. Remember, the student is responsible for submitting his or her schedule EVERY semester. The Certifying Official will not certify a student's classes without receiving the class schedule and the Veterans Responsibility Form. Failure to accomplish this will result in late payment from the VA. If a schedule is submitted late, benefits will begin again once the Veteran Services Office has been notified.
April 17, 2017
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