The Veterans Benefits Administration offers a wide-variety of benefits and services to Veterans. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions.
Applying for your VA education benefits can be done in just a few steps:
Active and former members of the armed forces and their families may have access to military and veteran funding. These unique funding sources may allow members and former members of our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard to utilize funds to offset the cost of their program. Let our financial aid staff help you find military and veteran resources to help you launch your civilian life career.
With the exception of advance pay, the VA pays at the end of each benefit month. Students receiving Chapter 30, 1606 and 1607 benefits are required to “verify” their enrollment status on or after the last day of the month. Students may verify by calling the toll-free number (1-877-823-2378) or by accessing the VA WAVE website. Upon verification, the VA will process the payment and send it to the student either by mail or direct deposit. It is highly recommended that students elect the direct deposit option to eliminate lost or stolen checks. In addition, students using direct deposit receive benefits in four or five working days as opposed to seven to ten days by mail.
The VA does not pay for courses which are not prerequisites or required in students’ degree programs. Students are responsible for ensuring that the courses apply toward their degrees.
If they are not sure, they should consult their instructor or the Operations Specialist. If students wish to take courses that are not required, we will certify only the required courses and report a change in status affecting only those courses.
Contact the VA directly if you need information about benefit eligibility or payment status. The Regional Education Office is located in Muskogee, OK. They can be reached by calling: 1-888-442-4551.
VA will pay for repeated courses as long as they are required and the grades previously earned do not meet degree requirements. Enrolling again in a course from which a student withdrew is not considered a repeated course.
If you are eligible for National Guard, you will receive a reduced TOPS stipend. Please contact the TOPS office at 1-800-259-5626 for more questions
The Board of Regents maintains a policy regarding the mobilization/activation of Reserve and National Guard units. If you have any questions about this policy please contact DMII at 318-213-0788.
Please fill out the enrollment certification form. This form allows us to certify you for your classes and for you to receive your VA educational programs. We cannot certify you without this form.