In order to receive Veteran Education Benefits, these are the responsibilities of the student.
Students receiving MGIB-Active Duty (Chapter 30), REAP (Chapter 1607), or MGIB Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606), must verify their enrollment* each month to receive payment for that month. Enrollment can be verified starting on the last calendar day of the month by using the Department of Veteran Affairs Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) at https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave or by calling the toll-free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone line at 1-877-823-2378. Students receiving benefits under DEA (Chapter 35) or VEAP (Chapter 32) do NOT need to verify their attendance in this manner.
*Please note that “verifying” and “certifying” your enrollment are two different procedures.
“Certification” is done by a school or training official and lets VA know how many hours or credits the student will be enrolled in so the VA can determine the student’s payment rate.
“Verification” is done by the student at the end of each month to let VA know that his/her enrollment information has not changed.
Students should promptly notify the Financial Aid Office of any change in enrollment status as this could result in overpayment of VA benefits. If a student’s change in enrollment status is due to mitigating circumstances as defined by the Department of Veteran Affairs, the student should provide the Certifying Official in the Financial Aid Office at the College with a statement regarding the mitigating circumstances.
Student must submit a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Department of Veterans Affairs each year to School Certifying Official.
Student must complete the VA Request for Certification and Benefit Form each term form to request the School Certifying Official to certify their enrollment with the VA.
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