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Applying For Your Benefits

Apply early! The certification process can take the Veterans' Administration three months to complete.

Under laws and/or regulations governing institutions approved for training of veterans and/or their dependents, certain documents must be on file prior to certification of enrollment for educational assistance purposes.  You cannot be certified without submitting all required documentation.

Checklist of Required Documents

Veterans Benefits Registration Form

Benefits Booklet

GI Comparison Tool

Starting Fall 2015 
 
A Veteran using Montgomery GI Bill-AD (CH30) or Post 9/11 GI Bill (CH33)  who lives in NC (regardless of his/her legal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a qualifying period of active duty service of 90 days or more. 
 
Anyone using transferred CH33 Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (TOE)  who lives in NC (regardless of his/her legal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge from a qualifying period of active duty service of 90 days or more. 
 
A spouse or child using benefits under the CH33 Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (FRY) who lives in NC (regardless of his/her legal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Servicemember's death in the line of duty, following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more. 
 
Individuals who initially meet the requirements above will maintain “covered status” as long as they are using Post-9/11 GI Bill (CH33) or Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD CH30) benefits and remain continuously enrolled at the SAME institution of higher 
learning, even if they are outside the three-year window or change programs.  NOTE:  Once a student changes schools they are no longer “covered” under Section 702. 
 
Continuity of enrollment is not broken by regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms. Individuals do not have to enroll in summer sessions or terms to maintain continuous enrollment. 
 
Active duty individuals nor their dependents using TOE while the Transferor is on active duty are considered “covered” individuals under Section 702.

Other Resources

VONAPP (Veterans Online Application)  If you have trouble with the application process, you can call a VA Education Case Manager (1-888-GIBill1) to ask for help.

Determining Your Best Benefit

 

Questions?
Andrea Dance
(252) 335-0821 x 2252
registrar@albemarle.edu




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