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Veterans Certification Application Process

Regent University is authorized to certify students who qualify for:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30)
  • V.A. Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® Reserves (Chapter 1606)
  • Reserves Educational Assistance Program (REAP, Chapter 1607)
  • Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35),
  • Post Vietnam Educational Assistance Program (VEAP, Chapter 32)

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs at (888) 442-4551. 

For more details on VA Benefits, please check out our Veteran Education Benefits information page.

 

V.A. Benefits - Chapter 33: Post 9-11 GI Bill® / Yellow Ribbon Program

 

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.

Applying for your Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

  1. Register for your e-Benefits Account
  2. Log into the VONAPP website with your e-Benefits Account information and file Form 22-1990 - Use if you are applying for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® for the first time.

Note: The Certificate of Eligibility is sent via postal mail services "snail mail" and could take anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks for receipt. Be sure you include the pages that show your percentage and months of eligibility. Please plan accordingly.

Submitting your Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

  1. Submit your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the V.A. Certifying Official.
  2. If you have lost your COE, you can send in a printout of your Summary of Benefits from your E-Benefits Account.
  3. Because the Post 9/11 GI Bill® has tiered percentages of eligibility based upon length of Post-9/11 active duty service, we must have some documentation of active duty information until we receive the Certificate of Eligibility.
    • Veterans must submit a copy of their DD-214.
    • Active duty service members must submit a copy of their LES.
    • Dependents must submit a copy of their confirmation of Transferred Educational Benefit (TEB) showing how many months the service members has transferred to the dependent.
  4. Complete a Veterans Certification Request Form
    • Click on the fillable PDF of Veterans Certification Request Form.
      • You may complete this electronically with a digital signature or print it and manually sign it.
        Send a copy of the completed form to the V.A. Certifying Official.
  5. The Business Office posts a credit on your student account.
    • Before the payment deadline at the start of the semester, the Business Office will post a projected credit (GI Bill® Payment Plan) on your student account to match the amount to be covered by the V.A.
  6. V.A. Certifying Official submits Enrollment Certification Form (22-1999) to V.A.
    • The V.A. Certifying Official will submit the enrollment certification (22-1999) to the V.A .once we have received your V.A. forms/COE and the completed Veterans Certification Request Form, and once you are registered for classes. Once submitted, you will receive email confirmation indicating the dates and credit hours reported.
  7. Department of Veterans Affairs processes Enrollment Certification Form and releases funds.
    • The VA will process enrollment certification and release funds for your tuition and fees to Regent. Once Regent University receives the funds for your tuition and fees from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this payment will replace the credit from the GI Bill® Payment Plan.
    • The VA will also release the funds for the books and the living stipend (BAH), if the student is eligible. The books stipend and BAH are paid directly to you based on the information given to the VA (i.e. address or bank information on VONAPP or application form).

Transfer Students under Post-9/11 GI Bill®

  1. If you have used your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits at a school prior to Regent, complete a Change of Schools Form (form 22-1995) at www.gibill.va.gov (see instructions below).
    • 22-1995 - Use if you have used your benefits at another institution and would like to transfer to Regent University as your primary institution.
    • 22-1990e - Use if you are a dependent (child, or spouse as defined in 1 U.S.C. § 7) applying to use a service members benefits.
  2. Once you fill out the online form and submit it, you will need to print a copy and send it to us so we will have it on file. To verify you have successfully submitted your form, a confirmation number will appear on the bottom of each page of the form you print out to send us. If you are sending us a 22-1995, be sure to indicate the V.A. Chapter of benefits you are using (i.e. Chap. 33, Ch. 1606, etc).

     


 


VA Benefits - Chapters 30, 32, 1606, 1607

 

  1. Register for your e-Benefits Account
  2. Log into the VONAPP website with your e-Benefits Account information and file appropriate form
    • 22-1990 - Use if you are applying for V.A. benefits for the first time.
    • 22-1995 - Use if you have used your benefits at another institution and would like to transfer to Regent University as your primary institution or if it has been over a year since last certification.
  3. Print a copy of the completed VA paperwork
    • Once you fill out the online form and submit it to the V.A., you will need to print a copy of the completed V.A. form and send it to us so we will have it on file. To verify you have successfully submitted your form to the V.A., a confirmation number will appear on the bottom of each page of the form you print out to send to us. If you are sending us a 22-1995, be sure to indicate the V.A. Chapter of benefits you are using (i.e. Chap. 33, Ch. 1606, etc).
      • Instructions to print a completed VA form on VONAPP
        (These step by step instructions are only for printing a completed form and are not intended to guide a student through the actual application process.)
        • Go to the VONAPP website.
        • Click "I have Used VONAPP Before"
        • Click "VONAPP Account"
        • Enter Login information & click "Continue"
        • Under the "Completed Forms" section, clikc the "Print" button next to the form you need to print.
        • Send a copy of the completed form to the VA Certifiying Official
  4. Complete a Veterans Certification Request Form
    • Click on the fillable PDF of Veterans Certification Request Form.
      • You may complete this electronically with a digital signature or print it and manually sign it.
        Send a copy of the completed form to the VA Certifying Official.
  5. Regent will certify enrollment to the VA.
    • Our V.A. Certifying Official will submit an enrollment certification (22-1999) to the V.A. after your course(s) activate. Once completed, you will receive email confirmation indicating the dates reported and current V.A. processing times. The average processing time is 8-10 weeks.
  6. VA processes enrollment certification and posts for verification.
    • Once your enrollment certification has been processed, the VA will then post your enrollment information on the VA Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system.
      • The VA is currently taking 8-10 weeks to process enrollment certifications. Once they are processed by the VA, the enrollment will then reflect in WAVE for verification. Until it is processed, nothing will appear in that system. We recommend that you check WAVE periodically to see if your enrollment information is available.
  7. Verify enrollment on WAVE.
    • You will need to verify your enrollment on the V.A. system in one of two ways:
      • Online: Go to www.gibill.va.gov and click on WAVE.
      • By Phone: Call the V.A. Verification phone line at (877) 823-2378.

      Note: Your enrollment information will not post on WAVE until the certification has been processed by the V.A. Verification will need to be completed on the first day of every month during the term to release the pay for the previous month.

  8. Enroll in the V.A. Benefits Tuition Installment Plan (Optional).
    • Students who are certified under Chapters 30, 1606, 1607, 32, or 35 have the option to enroll in the VA Benefits Modified TIP. This plan defers the first installment payment until the second month of the semester, allowing extra time for students to receive payment from the VA before they must make payment to Regent.

      If you choose not to enroll in TIP, full payment for all tuition and fees is due by the first day of the term (payment deadline).
      Instructions for enrollment in the V.A. Benefits TIP:

      • Log into your MyRegent portal and Genisys
      • Click on the Tuition and Student Fees On-line Payment tab
      • Click on Tuition and Fees Installment Plan Enrollment

 


VA Benefits - Chapter 35

 

  1. Register for your e-Benefits Account
  2. Log into the VONAPP website with your e-Benefits Account information and file appropriate form
    • 22-5490 - Use if you are applying for VA benefits for the first time.
      22-5495 - Use if you have used your benefits at another institution and would like to transfer to Regent University as your primary institution or if it has been over a year since last certification.
  3. Print a copy of the completed VA paperwork
    • Once you fill out the online form and submit it to the VA, you will need to print a copy of the completed VA form and send it to us so we will have it on file. To verify you have successfully submitted your form to the VA, a confirmation number will appear on the bottom of each page of the form you print out to send to us. If you are sending us a 22-1995, be sure to indicate the VA Chapter of benefits you are using (i.e. Chap. 33, Ch. 1606, etc).
  4. Complete a Veterans Certification Request Form
    • Click on the fillable PDF of Veterans Certification Request Form.
      • You may complete this electronically with a digital signature or print it and manually sign it.
        Send a copy of the completed form to the VA Certifying Official.
  5. Regent will certify enrollment to the VA.
    • Our VA Certifying Official will submit an enrollment certification (22-1999) to the VA after your course(s) activate. Once completed, you will receive email confirmation indicating the dates reported and current VA processing times. The average processing time is 8-10 weeks.
  6. VA processes enrollment certification and posts for verification.
    • Certification will be processed in approximately 4-8 weeks. Monthly checks will be issued at the beginning of each month for the previous month.
  7. Enroll in the VA Benefits Tuition Installment Plan (Optional).
    • Students who are certified under Chapters 30, 1606, 1607, 32, or 35 have the option to enroll in the VA Benefits Modified TIP. This plan defers the first installment payment until the second month of the semester, allowing extra time for students to receive payment from the VA before they must make payment to Regent.

      If you choose not to enroll in TIP, full payment for all tuition and fees is due by the first day of the term (payment deadline).
      Instructions for enrollment in the VA Benefits TIP:

      • Log into your MyRegent portal and Genisys
      • Click on the Tuition and Student Fees On-line Payment tab
      • Click on Tuition and Fees Installment Plan Enrollment

 


VA Benefits - Chapter 31 - VA Vocational Rehabilitation

 

  1. Register for your e-Benefits Account
  2. Contact the VA to determine eligibility for the program
    • www.gibill.va.gov
    • (800) 827-1000
  3. Assignment of VA Counselor
    • Once approved, you will be assigned a VA Education Counselor in your state
  4. Authorization issued to school
    • VA Education Counselor must issue VA Form 28-1905 to institution, authorizing student to register for courses and Regent to post aid to the student's account in a given term or year.
    • Forms should be faxed to our VA Certifying Official at (757) 352-4342
  5. Register for courses
  6. Order your books
  7. Invoice submitted to VA office
    • After the add/drop period, Regent University will submit an invoice to the VA for payment
  8. Payment issued to school

"GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


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