Benefits for Veterans

Veterans may be eligible for educational assistance under Public Law 94-502 and 95-202, 96-342, 96-466, 98-525, 99-576, and 100-48. Application should be made to the Veterans Administration regional office having custody of the veteran’s file.

Public Law 634 and Public Law 90-631 provide educational assistance to (1) widows, sons, and daughters of deceased veterans who died while in service, or after discharge from a service-connected disability; and (2) wives, sons, and daughters of veterans who have service-connected disability considered to be total and permanent in nature. Application should be made to the Veterans Administration regional office having custody of the veteran’s file.

Under the provisions of Public Law 894, veterans who, as a result of a service connected disability, require re-training or other vocational rehabilitation, may be entitled to educational assistance. Inquiry should be made to the Veterans Administration regional office having custody of the veteran’s file.

Certificates of eligibility to be used at registration will be issued by the appropriate regional office of the Veterans Administration to those who are eligible for educational benefits.

Students who are entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E), or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits, will be allowed to attend and participate in a course of education during the period beginning on the date in which the student has provided the VA School Certifying Official with all of the applicable documentation outlined below, even if payment has not been received yet from VA. 

The University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, nor require that entitled students borrow additional funds, due to the delayed disbursement of funding from VA under Chapter 31 or 33. Chapter 33 students who are not at the 100% active service level of entitlement will be subject to the same payment requirements for the remaining portion found in the Methods of Payment section of the University Catalog.

Documentation Required for Enrollment Certification:

  1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE), or equivalent (a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ website – eBenefits), or VAF 28-1905 form for Chapter 31
  2. DD-214, unless the student is on active duty or a dependent using a veteran’s benefits
  3. The veteran’s SSN or seven- or eight-digit VA File number
  4. A signed VA Student Responsibility form (obtained from the VA School Certifying Official)
  5. A signed Yellow Ribbon Policies form, if applicable (obtained from the VA School Certifying Official)

Questions regarding veterans’ benefits at Trevecca should be directed to the VA School Certifying Official at MilitaryHelp@trevecca.edu.

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