Students Using VA Education Benefits
How to determine whether courses are resident or distance courses for certification purposes:
A Resident course is defined as an in-person class with meeting times/ location on campus (Day, Evening and Hybrid).
Note: there are no converted courses for Spring 2022 semester. Courses in Webschedule that are noted as online only courses (with no meeting times/locations on campus) will be certified as distance.
Reference Webschedule to find in-person classes with meeting times/location on campus (Day, Evening and Hybrid).
What to be aware of for vaccination verification and enrollment for in person courses:
Eligible students using VA Education Benefits may be impacted if they are not enrolled in at least one Resident* course.
If a student is dropped from the Resident course(s) that determined their benefit allotment, this could have a negative impact, resulting in the student accruing debt.
Each student should refer to their Certificate of Eligibility issued by the VA for specific benefit details.
- Chapter 33: It is recommended students contact VA Education Benefits line at 1 (888) 442-4551 to determine the exact impact on their benefit amount.
- Chapter 31: Eligible students using Veterans Readiness and Employment Program (VR&E) benefits, should consult their assigned VR&E program counselor for specific benefit details including number of resident units required for maximum benefit allotment.
- Chapter 35 and 1606: It is recommended students contact VA Education Benefits line at 1 (888) 442-4551 to determine the exact impact on their benefit amount.
*Note: For Spring 2022 and future terms, a Resident course is defined as an in-person class with meeting times/ location on campus for VA Education Benefits certification purposes.
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Last updated 3/07/2022