For experienced student veterans
We answer questions all day, and students may not realize that their questions are quite common to the office. The objective of the student center is to clear up any benefit complexities and spare our students a trip to the office if their questions can be easily answered. The Returning Student portion of the Student Center is a quick resource for our most crucial and commonly inquired issues.
Q: What happens if I drop a class?
A: If you drop a class before the end of the drop period you will be fine as long as you drop off an updated schedule to our office. If you fail to drop off a schedule it could create a debt with the VA. If you drop a class after the drop period you will be responsible for paying back the cost of the class back to the VA.
Q: What happens if I fail a class?
A: If you receive a failing grade from a professor you will not owe money back to the VA as long as you continued to attend the class until the official last day of the class. If you receive a failing grade or a W and did not attend class until the final day then you will owe the cost of the class to the VA.
Q: When will my Basic Housing Allowance hit my direct deposit?
A: Basic Housing Allowance will be direct deposited to your account on September 1st (Fall Semester), February 1st (Spring Semester) and July 1st (Summer Semester).
Q: When will my Book stipend come in?
A: Book stipends usually come in one week before the beginning on the semester. Keep in mind that the VA distributes book money based off the date that you are certified by the school. The sooner you drop off your concise student schedule to us the sooner you will get your book stipend money. If your book stipend does not come in time for the start of classes you can always charge your books to your Bursars account and pay it off once you receive your book money.
Q: Do I need to call into the VA every month to receive my money?
A: Only reservists and chapter 30 students have to call into the VA every month to receive their money. As soon as you drop off your schedule the only thing you have to do is attend your classes to receive your money.
Q: What do I do if I don’t want to use my G.I. Bill for the upcoming semester?
A: If you don’t plan on using your GI Bill for a specific semester, do not drop off a schedule to our office. You are only certified when you drop off a schedule to our office.
Q: What do I do if I want to transfer to a different college and use my GI Bill?
A: You don’t have to do anything with our office. The Veterans Resource Center at your new school will have you fill out a form to transfer your GI Bill.