How do I get started?
You will need to submit a Certificate of Eligibility and a Veterans Enrollment Data Form to the Registrar’s Office. The Certificate of Eligibility is provided by the VA. At your request, the VA will fax a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility to the Registrar’s Office (fax: 404-727-4997). You may complete an online application for benefits through the VA’s website, linked here: http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/.If you are certified by the VA to receive Chapter 35 benefits (DEA, Survivors & Dependents Assistance), we will require you to submit a copy of your application for VA benefits, Form 22-5490 in addition to the other documents.
Who do I contact?
Once you have been accepted at Emory, first contact the VA to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Then, please contact the Registrar’s Office; we will be able to assist you in getting the ball rolling.
Do I need to reapply each semester?
No. You do not need to complete the enrollment data form each semester. However, it is your responsibility to notify the Registrar’s Office of any change in program or enrollment such as withdrawals, leaves of absence, or when you choose not to use your benefit eligibility.
I am taking a class through Emory Continuing Education. How will I be paid by the VA?
ECE has its own VA Certifying Official. For more information, please visit their website.
I am a graduate medical student taking courses through Graduate Medical Education. Who do I need to contact about my VA educational benefits?
Please contact the Associate Director for Graduate Medical Education, Jianli Zhao, at email@example.com.
I am eligible for Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill), and I have turned in my COE and enrollment data form to the Registrar’s Office. Now what?
We typically certify your hours (but not tuition and fees) to the VA shortly before the beginning of each semester. This is to ensure that the VA can begin processing your books and housing money in a timely manner. You will receive notification from us and from the VA when your enrollment has been reported and processed.Please do not be alarmed at the beginning of the term when you receive notification from the VA stating that we reported $0 for tuition and fees. This amount will be updated soon after the drop/add period, when we are finally able to report accurate tuition and fee amounts for our VA students. VA will then send the tuition and fees payment to Emory on your behalf.
Will I need to make a tuition payment before the VA is able to process my tuition and fees, or will Emory know that I'm a VA student and wait for payment? I don't want to be in outstanding status with the University while waiting for the VA to process the payment.
Emory will know that you are a VA student and wait for the payment from the VA; we send Student Financial Services a list of Chapter 33 students before each term begins. You won’t be in outstanding status or penalized while waiting for the VA to pay.
How long will it take for Emory to receive my Chapter 33 tuition and fees payment?
It typically takes 6-8 weeks from the time the VA is notified of the tuition and fees amount for the VA to send payment.
When will I receive my housing benefits from the VA?
If you are eligible to receive housing benefits, payments will be sent to you at the beginning of each month. Please refer to the VA for specific information.
When will I receive my books and supplied stipend from the VA?
The books and supplies stipend is usually paid to the student at the beginning of the term. For specific information, please contact the VA.
Does Emory University qualify for the VRAP program?
No, Emory University does not qualify to participate in this program. VRAP is for certificate and technical colleges only.
I didn’t receive my check last month! Why?
Please call the VA help line at 1-888-442-4551.
Does Emory Participate in Tuition Assistance?