Veteran’s Benefits

Applying for and Receiving VA Benefits

Using VA benefits for the first time

Complete an Application for VA Educational Benefits and submit copies of all supporting documents as directed at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp or complete form 22-1990 and submit with supporting documents to the Registrar’s Office.

Using VA benefits for the first time at Greensboro College
(Used VA benefits at another school)

Complete a Change of Program or Place of Training form (22-1995) as directed at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/ or complete form 22-1995 in the Registrar’s Office.

Continuing Greensboro College Students

You will automatically be certified at the beginning of each semester after you register for classes.


How Do I Apply For Veteran’s Benefits?

Are you the veteran?

  1. If you are, you need to complete VA form:
    22-1999, “Application for Enrollment Certification.”
    You can complete that application on line at: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov.
  2. Once you’ve completed the application, print out a copy and bring it with your DD 214 to the Greensboro College Registrar’s office so we can certify your eligibility.

Are you a dependent of a veteran, living or deceased?

  1. If so, you need to complete VA form:
    22-5490, “Application for Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance.”
    You can complete that application on-line at: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov.
  2. Once the VA has processed your application, you will receive a letter stating whether or not you are eligible to receive benefits. If you are eligible, the letter will state how many months your eligibility will last.
  3. After you receive that letter from the VA, you should bring the letter to the GC Registrar’s office, with a copy of your application and a copy of your parent’s DD 214. Once all documents are received, we can certify your eligibility.

Have you received benefits at another institution prior to attending Greensboro College?

  1. If so, you need to complete VA form:
    22-1995, “Request for Change of Program or Place of Training.”
    You can complete that application on-line at: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov.
  2. Once you’ve completed your application, print out a copy and bring it with a copy of your DD 214 to the Greensboro College Registrar’s Office so we can certify your enrollment.

In all cases:

  • Please be aware that this is a lengthy process! The VA states that it takes approximately 8-10 weeks for their processing to be complete, depending on the time of year and number of applications they receive. Some processes take longer than the stated time.
  • Once you have been certified, any change in your status – including course additions or withdrawals or changes of your address – must be reported by the College to the VA. Your benefits may be adjusted according to any additions or deletions of the hours you’re registered to take.
  • Your grades affect your benefits! This is yet another reason to work hard in your classes. If you are put on academic probation, or if you are suspended, your VA benefits will be discontinued until you have regained a satisfactory academic status.
  • Students who have been admitted provisionally cannot be certified until their file is complete! This is another reason why it is important to provide all documentation to the College in a timely way. If your file is missing one or more transcripts from other institutions, GC will not be able to certify your eligibility for benefits until all official transcripts have arrived.

Important VA Links


VA Payment Issues & Rates

Chapter 30 students can certify their monthly verification by calling: 1-800-823-2378.

Chapter 30 students may enroll in direct deposit by mailing a request and a voided check to:

Atlanta VARO
PO Box 100022
Decatur, GA 30031-7002

Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) students may enroll in direct deposit by mailing a request and a voided check to:

DVA
125 S. Main Street, Ste B
Muskogee, OK 74401-7004

Please consult the United States Department of Veterans Affairs site for more information.


VA Benefits – Satisfactory Progress/Probation

A student receiving VA benefits needs to understand Greensboro College’s policy regarding satisfactory progress and academic probation (found in the College Academic Catalogs). A VA student placed on probation has a maximum of two consecutive semesters to return to good standing. Failure to return to good standing within two semesters will make the student ineligible for VA educational benefits.

The student may regain his/her eligibility for VA benefits for future terms under one of two conditions:

  1. a return to good standing in the College, or
  2. a request for resumption of VA educational benefits is submitted to the VA claiming mitigating circumstances and the VA reinstates benefits based on evidence supporting the student’s claim.

Types of VA Educational Benefits

Chapter 30-Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB)

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.

Chapter 35-Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course.

Chapter 1606-Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses.

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

VEAP is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate program, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses.

Chapter 31-Vocational Rehabilitation

The Vocational Rehabilitation program is for service-disabled veterans who require further education to attain suitable, stable employment. This program may provide vocational and other training services and assistance including tutorial assistance, tuition, books, fees, supplies, handling charges, licensing fees and equipment and other training materials necessary.

Greensboro College is a Yellow Ribbon school and is also designated as a Military Friendly School.

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