Where do I start? https://www.va.gov/education How do I apply for my benefits? Go to va.gov to request a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You will need to submit a 22-1990 Application You can also call the VA regional line at 888-442-4551 M-F 8am-7pm ET. Please remember it can take up to eight weeks for VA to process your application and send you a Certificate of Eligibility. Can I receive benefits from past semesters of attendance? Yes, as long as you were eligible for benefits during the requested semester, you can apply for back pay by visiting our office in the Stutdent Services Building, Suite 119. How do I verify my enrollment with the VA? If you receive education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), use Web Automated Verification Enrollment (WAVE) to verify your enrollment. If you receive education benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, verify your enrollment by responding to a monthly text message from the VA. If this option doesn’t work for you, please call the VA regional line at 888-442-4551 Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 7:00pm ET. For more information click here. What will my benefits cover? All federal benefits will pay a monthly stipend depending on how many classes are certifiable by our office (full-time, ¾ time, ½ time, ¼ time or less). Go to www.gibill.va.gov for current payout rates and descriptions of the all available educational benefits. Chapter 33 (POST 9/11) and Chapter 31 (VR&E) both pay additional benefits. Chapter 33 includes a housing and book stipend paid to the student as well as in-state tuition & fees paid directly to UAH. The amount varies on the eligibility of the student which can range from 40% - 100% depending on the amount of service and type of discharge. Chapter 31 includes tuition & fee payments and also a books & supplies authorization code (which can cover computers and other needed supplies. Your VR&E case manager can explain further limitations. I live in on-campus housing. Why didn’t UAH receive a housing payment from Veterans Affairs (VA)? VA does not pay UAH the housing allowance. The housing allowance and book stipend under Chapter 33 are paid directly to the student and it is up to the student to pay UAH for housing charges. How can I determine how many months of benefits I have remaining? You should call the VA Regional Helpline: 1-888-442-4551. Will my benefits pay for me to have a tutor? Yes, tutorial assistance is available if you’re receiving VA educational assistance at the half-time or higher rate and have a deficiency in a subject that makes tutoring necessary. You can be reimbursed up to $100 per month up to a maximum of $1200. To apply for tutorial assistance click here. The UAH certifying official and tutor must both sign the form. How do I update my address and/or direct deposit information? Visit: https://www.va.gov/change-direct-deposit/ To update your Direct Deposit or address by phone: Call 1-888-442-4551.