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Veterans Benefits FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The normal waiting period after College of The Albemarle (COA) submits your GI Bill application is 30 to 90 days.

To find out how many months of entitlement you have left, please call the Regional Processing Office (RPO) in Decatur, Georgia at 888-442-4551.

To learn about eligibility requirements, please call the RPO in Decatur, Georgia at 888-442-4551.

There are several reasons why your check may have been delayed, including heavy workload at the regional VA office, and any changes you may have made to your registration or program of study.

If you’ve never used your VA benefits before, or if you’ve had a lapse in benefits, processing may take six to eight weeks.

Please visit for a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions and answers.


  • Steward, Melinda

  • Administrative Assistant/Registrar Technician

  • Elizabeth City Campus: AE 127

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2218