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Veterans and Military Service Members Information

Information to assist veterans, military personnel and their families.

Policy for Benefits under Training and Rehabilitation for Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities and Post-9/11 Educational Assistance

  • For purposes of this policy, a “covered individual” is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 of title 38, United States Code.
  • Any covered individual shall be permitted to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 of title 38, United State Code, and ending on the earlier of the following dates:
    • The date on which the Secretary provides payment for such course of education to such institution; or
    • The date that is 90 days after the date on which the educational institution certifies for tuition and fees following receipt from the student such certificate of eligibility.
  • The College shall not impose any penalty on any covered individual, 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, because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Secretary under chapter 31 or 33 of title 38, United States Code.
  • A covered individual may be required to take the following actions:
    • Submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance not later than the first day of a course of education for which the individual has indicated the individual wishes to use the individual’s entitlement to educational assistance;
    • Submit a written request to use such entitlement; and
    • Provide additional information necessary to the proper certification of enrollment by the educational institution.
  • If a covered individual is unable to meet a financial obligation to the College due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Secretary of Veteran Affairs under chapter 31 or 33 of title 38, United States Code, and the amount of such disbursement, once made, is less than anticipated, the College may require additional payment or impose a fee for the amount that is the difference between the amount of the financial obligation and the amount of the disbursement.