Veterans Education Benefits

Veterans Education Benefits

The degree programs at St. Augustine’s University are approved by the North Carolina State Approving Agency (NCSAA) for the enrollment of students, who are eligible for VA Education and Training Benefits, provided under the following VA programs:

•  Post-9/11 GI Bill – Chapter 33 

•  Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB-AD, MGIB-SR) – Chapter 30 & Chapter 1606

•  Survivors and Dependents Assistance (DEA and Fry Scholarship) – Chapter 35

•  Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) – Chapter 31

Following acceptance by the University, to ensure prompt and accurate benefit payments, the following process should be followed by all VA Education Benefits students:

·    VA Certificate of Eligibility

o   If you have not already received one, apply for your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) using the VA, “Veterans On-Line Application” (VONAPP)                     

o   Upon receipt of the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE), provide a copy to the VA School Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar.

·    St. Augustine’s VA Certification Request

o  Each term for which VA Education Benefits are to be utilized, the following is required:

a)    Prior to the start of the term, complete St. Augustine’s VA Education Benefits’ VA “Certification Request, including a request to your Academic Advisor for submittal of your current Plan of Study/Degree Audit.

b)    Provide prompt notification of all enrollment changes to the VA School Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar.

·    St. Augustine’s University Expense Obligations

o  Meet St. Augustine’s tuition/fee expense obligations in the same manner as non-VA students.

  (Note: This requirement does not apply to VR&E-Chapter 31 and Post-9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33 VA-students.)   

In addition, to receive on-going monthly benefit payments, Montgomery GI Bill students (Chapters 30 and 1606) must ensure that they verify their monthly St. Augustine’s enrollment through the VA’s "Web Automated Verification of Enrollment" (WAVE).

St. Augustine’s complies with Executive Order 13607, signed by the President on April 27, 2012, which establishes “Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members”.

Detailed information concerning all aspects of Veterans Education Benefits can be found on the VA “Education and Training Website”