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Certification Timeline

4-6 weeks before the start of classes Chapter 33 *
Post 9/11 GI Bill
Chapter 30 Chapter 35 Chapter 1606
Submit the Military Educational Benefits Request Form Post 9/11 GI Bill<sup></sup>, Yes Chapter 30, Yes Chapter 35, Yes Chapter 1606, Yes
Enrollment certification begins. Additional Information: Certifications are submitted only if UREG has received all required documents and the student is enrolled in the proper course load Post 9/11 GI Bill<sup></sup>, Yes
Initiates your MHA payments Additional Information: This is a living stipend paid directly to the student based on the Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school.
Chapter 30, Yes Chapter 35, Yes Chapter 1606, Yes
A Positive Service Indicator is placed on student’s account by Student Financial Services. Additional information: A positive hold on student\'s account, Veteran (benefits pending), prevents delays and late fees while we await payment from the VA. Post 9/11 GI Bill<sup></sup>, Yes Chapter 30, Yes Chapter 35, Yes Chapter 1606, Yes
Bills available on the Student Information System. Post 9/11 GI Bill<sup></sup>, Yes Chapter 30, Yes Chapter 35, Yes Chapter 1606, Yes

1-2 weeks before the start of classes Chapter 33 *
Post 9/11 GI Bill
Chapter 30 Chapter 35 Chapter 1606
Other aid (loans, grants, etc.) is disbursed to student account. Post 9/11 GI Bill<sup></sup>, Yes Chapter 30, Yes Chapter 35, Yes Chapter 1606, Yes
Student pays charges not covered by the VA. Additional information: This includes dining, housing, bookstore, non-approved fees and tuition charges beyond the student\'s eligibility percentage.
Payment is due.
Am I required to pre-pay the tuition I expect my benefits to cover?
Post 9/11 GI Bill<sup></sup>, Yes Chapter 30, Yes Chapter 35, Yes Chapter 1606, Yes
During the Add/Drop Period: all chapters must report any changes in enrollment by emailing the Coordinator of Military Educational Benefits
4-6 weeks after the start of classes Chapter 33 *
Post 9/11 GI Bill
Chapter 30 Chapter 35 Chapter 1606
Certifications updated with tuition information.
What amount will be reported to the VA for my tuition and fees?
Post 9/11 GI Bill<sup></sup>, Yes Chapter 30, Yes Chapter 35, Yes Chapter 1606, Yes
Student begins to receive monthly payments from the VA. Chapter 30, Yes
Expecting kicker payments? If you believe you should be receiving kicker payments and have not, contact the Department of Veterans' Affairs at 888-442-4551.
Chapter 35, Yes Chapter 1606, Yes
Expecting kicker payments? If you believe you should be receiving kicker payments and have not, contact the Department of Veterans' Affairs at 888-442-4551.
Student begins to receive Monthly Housing Allowance
(Active duty students and those attending less than half-time are not eligible for MHA.)
Post 9/11 GI Bill<sup></sup>, Yes

Please note: Your Military Educational Benefits will impact certain financial aid eligibility. Military Educational Benefits will be included as a financial resource in your financial aid award package and may reduce state grants, University grants, federal loans and work study, and private loans. Each financial aid award type is different, so the Military Educational Benefits may affect each person's award differently. Please contact Student Financial Services for questions about how your Veterans benefits may impact your financial aid at sfs@virginia.edu or 434.982.6000.

*The Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Virginia. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office via email saa@dvs.virginia.gov.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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