Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I have to reapply for benefits each term?
A. No students do not need to reapply each term. However, you do have to request certification each term. If you set out more than two long semesters or if you change schools you do have to complete a Change of Place or Training Form, but you do not need to reapply. Depending on the length of time you set out you may be asked to obtain an updated COE.
Q. Can I use financial aid and VA benefits at the same time?
A. Yes, you can receive financial aid and VA benefits at the same time. Students need to speak to a financial aid advisor for assistance information. VA benefits do not affect your eligibility to receive financial aid.
Q. Can I use Hazelwood with my VA benefits?
A. In some cases students may be allowed to use VA Educational Benefits and Hazelwood at the same time. Students need to complete the Hazelwood application each term. Please contact your Veterans Office for more information.
Q. Can I change my degree plan?
A. VA allows students to change degree plans at the end of each term. Students no longer need to submit a change of place or training form as long as they continue enrollment. Students must submit a signed updated degree plan when making the request to change their degree plan. Students must also submit a new degree evaluation.
Q. Can I drop whenever I want?
A. It is important that before you add or drop classes that you understand the effect this will have on you. Please know that if you are on financial aid in addition to receiving VA Educational Benefits you must speak to a financial aid advisor before making changes to your schedule. To avoid over payments students must submit a request to update certification to the VA Office.
Q. Can I work on more than one degree at the same time?
A. No, students cannot work on more than one degree plan during the same term. Please check with your VA Office for more information.
Q. How early should I request certification?
A. It is suggested that students request re-certification as soon as registration opens up. No you do not have to have grades posted before you register. Remember that you should assume you are going to pass your classes.