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Certification For Transferring VA Students To UTD

Please select which chapter of benefit you plan to receive here at UTD:

  • Chapter 31 - the Vocational Rehabilitation benefit

  • Chapter 32 - VEAP - Contributory Education Assistance Program

  • Chapter 35 - Dependents of a Service Connected Death or Disability benefit

 

Chapter 33/Chapter 30

Chapter 33 benefits are for students who served after September 10, 2001.

Chapter 30 benefits are for students under the Montgomery GI Bill or for veterans who received the old Chapter 34 benefits that have now rolled over to Chapter 30 benefits.

If you have already received VA education benefits before, you must complete the following steps in order to initiate them here at UTD:

  1. After you receive your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services you may visit with an advisor in your academic department to prepare your degree plan and select your courses for enrollment in your first term. You may also contact the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid and request a Chapter 30 information packet. Get a photocopy of your signed and updated degree plan from your advisor. This will be part of the documentation you will need to supply to the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid.

  2. Register for your courses. Chapter 30 tuition benefits are paid directly to the student. Due to the time delay of your GI Bill benefits processing, you will be responsible for payment of your courses. It can take six to eight weeks after classes begin before you receive your first benefit check. Following that, you will receive monthly payments throughout the semester. You may wish to investigate payment options such as a short-term loan or the installment payment plan through the Bursars Office.

  3. Chapter 33 tuition benefits are sent directly to the Bursar's Office. Payment of your tuition is deferred until your benefits are received from the VA. Your housing allowance and books stipend are paid to you directly. (Please sign up for direct deposit with the VA).

  4. Submit all required documents for certification to the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid. These documents will include:

Once all documentation has been turned in to the Certifying Official, your first certification of enrollment will be sent to the regional VA office for processing. If at anytime you want to check the status of your payment processing, you may contact the DVA office at 1-888-442-4551.

Please report any changes in course load, mailing address, or dependency status to the Certifying Official immediately to avoid overpayment, misdirected refund checks, etc.

Each semester, for continued certification, all students must again submit a new signed and updated photocopy of their degree plan from their advising office to the Office of Financial Aid after completing enrollment for that term.

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Chapter 1606

Chapter 1606 benefits are for students under the Selected Reserves Montgomery GI Bill.

If you have already received VA education benefits before, you must complete the following steps in order to initiate them here at UTD:

  1. After you receive your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services you may visit with an advisor in your academic department to prepare your degree plan and select your courses for enrollment in your first term. You may also contact the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid and request a Chapter 1606 information packet. Get a photocopy of your signed and updated degree plan from your advisor. This will be part of the documentation you will need to supply to the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid.

  2. Register for your courses. Due to the time delay of your GI Bill benefits processing, you will be responsible for payment of your courses. It can take six to eight weeks after classes begin before you receive your first benefits check. Following that, you will receive monthly payments throughout the semester. You may wish to investigate payment options such as a short-term loan or the installment payment plan through the Bursars Office.

  3. Submit all required documents for certification to the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid. These documents will include:

Once all documentation has been turned in to the Certifying Official, your first certification of enrollment will be sent to the regional VA office for processing. If at anytime you want to check the status of your payment processing, you may contact the DVA office at 1-888-442-4551.

Please report any changes in course load, mailing address, or dependency status to the Certifying Official immediately to avoid overpayment, misdirected refund checks, etc.

Each semester, for continued certification, all students must again submit a new signed and updated photocopy of their degree plan from their advising office to the Office of Financial Aid after completing enrollment for that term.

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Chapter 1607

Chapter 1607 benefits are for students under the Selected Reserves Montgomery GI Bill. The veteran must have served 90 consecutive days on active duty for a contingency operation declared by the President or Congress.

If you have already received VA education benefits before, you must complete the following steps in order to initiate them here at UTD:

  1. After you receive your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services you may visit with an advisor in your academic department to prepare your degree plan and select your courses for enrollment in your first term. You may also contact the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid and request a Chapter 1607 information packet. Get a photocopy of your signed and updated degree plan from your advisor. This will be part of the documentation you will need to supply to the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid.

  2. Register for your courses. Due to the time delay of your GI Bill benefits processing, you will be responsible for payment of your courses. It can take six to eight weeks after classes begin before you receive your first benefits check. Following that, you will receive monthly payments throughout the semester. You may wish to investigate payment options such as a short-term loan or the installment payment plan through the Bursars Office.

  3. Submit all required documents for certification to the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid. These documents will include:

Once all documentation has been turned in to the Certifying Official, your first certification of enrollment will be sent to the regional VA office for processing. If at anytime you want to check the status of your payment processing, you may contact the DVA office at 1-888-442-4551.

Please report any changes in course load, mailing address, or dependency status to the Certifying Official immediately to avoid overpayment, misdirected refund checks, etc.

Each semester, for continued certification, all students must again submit a new signed and updated photocopy of their degree plan from their advising office to the Office of Financial Aid after completing enrollment for that term.

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Chapter 31

Chapter 31 benefits are for students approved for the vocational rehabilitation program.

To initiate this benefit, you must present a letter of authorization, VA form 22-1905, provided by the Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist. First time users of this benefit must initiate this process through the Waco Regional Department of Veteran Affairs Office. They can be reached at 1-800-827-1000.

To receive your benefits complete the following steps:

  1. After you receive your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services you may visit with an advisor in your academic department to prepare your degree plan and select your courses for enrollment in your first term. You may also contact the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid to obtain some information forms for your VA file here at UTD. Get a photocopy of your signed and updated degree plan from your advisor. This will be part of the documentation you will need to supply to the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid.

  2. Register for your courses. Submit a copy of your degree plan, the UTD Veterans Fact Sheet and the signed Notice of Student Responsibility Form to the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid.

Please report any changes in course load, mailing address, or dependency status to the Certifying Official immediately to avoid problems. Remember to consult a vocational rehabilitation specialist before altering course load or program of study.

Each semester, for continued certification, all students must again submit a new signed and updated photocopy of their degree plan from their advising office to the Office of Financial Aid after completing enrollment for that term.

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Chapter 32

Chapter 32 benefits are for students under the VEAP program.

If you have already received VA education benefits before, you must complete the following steps in order to initiate them here at UTD:

  1. After you receive your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services you may visit with an advisor in your academic department to prepare your degree plan and select your courses for enrollment in your first term. You may also contact the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid and request a Chapter 32 information packet. Get a photocopy of your signed and updated degree plan from your advisor. This will be part of the documentation you will need to supply to the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid.

  2. Register for your courses. Due to the time delay of your GI Bill benefits processing, you will be responsible for payment of your courses. It can take six to eight weeks after classes begin before you receive your first benefits check. Following that, you will receive monthly payments throughout the semester. You may wish to investigate payment options such as a short-term loan or the installment payment plan through the Bursars Office.

  3. Submit all required documents for certification to the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid. These documents will include:

Once all documentation has been turned in to the Certifying Official, your first certification of enrollment will be sent to the regional VA office for processing. If at anytime you want to check the status of your payment processing, you may contact the DVA office at 1-888-442-4551.

Please report any changes in course load, mailing address, or dependency status to the Certifying Official immediately to avoid overpayment, misdirected refund checks, etc.

Each semester, for continued certification, all students must again submit a new signed and updated photocopy of their degree plan from their advising office to the Office of Financial Aid after completing enrollment for that term.

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Chapter 35

Chapter 35 benefits are for dependents of a service connected death or disability.

If you have already received VA education benefits before, you must complete the following steps in order to initiate them here at UTD:

  1. After you receive your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services you may visit with an advisor in your academic department to prepare your degree plan and select your courses for enrollment in your first term. You may also contact the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid and request a Chapter 35 information packet. Get a photocopy of your signed and updated degree plan from your advisor. This will be part of the documentation you will need to supply to the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid.

  2. Register for your courses. Due to the time delay of your GI Bill benefits processing, you will be responsible for payment of your courses. It can take six to eight weeks after classes begin before you receive your first benefits check. Following that, you will receive monthly payments throughout the semester. You may wish to investigate payment options such as a short-term loan or the installment payment plan through the Bursars Office.

  3. Submit all required documents for certification to the Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid. These documents will include:

Once all documentation has been turned in to the Certifying Official, your first certification of enrollment will be sent to the regional VA office for processing. If at anytime you want to check the status of your payment processing, you may contact the DVA office at 1-888-442-4551.

Please report any changes in course load, mailing address, or dependency status to the Certifying Official immediately to avoid overpayment, misdirected refund checks, etc.

Each semester, for continued certification, all students must again submit a new signed and updated photocopy of their degree plan from their advising office to the Office of Financial Aid after completing enrollment for that term.

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Updated: June 25, 2013