Veterans Administration Benefits
The Registrar's Office at the University of West Georgia completes enrollment certification procedures for students enrolling under any of the Veterans Administration educational assistance programs. As early as possible, and preferably at least one month before entering the University of West Georgia, any student planning to enroll under one of these programs should visit the Registrar's Office on the University of West Georgia campus to initiate enrollment certification procedures. Students who request enrollment certification should anticipate a six to twelve weeks delay in the receipt of the first benefit check. Veterans should be prepared to sustain initial university costs since benefits may not begin for several weeks after enrollment.
Veterans and dependents of veterans planning to study using veterans' benefits at the University of West Georgia should apply for admission as any other student. Eligibility for Veterans Administration benefits has no direct relationship to the institution. All financial transactions are directly between the student and the Veterans Administration. Chapter 33 (post September 11/GI Bill) pays tuition and fees to the institution. The housing allowance and book/supplies stipend are paid to the student.
Students receiving V.A. benefits should adhere strictly to a planned program of study as indicated on their appropriate school and V.A. forms. Students receiving V.A. educational benefits are also required to report to the Registrar's Office at the University of West Georgia changes in course load, withdrawals, or interruptions in attendance in order to minimize personal liability resulting from overpayment of benefits. Program changes must be reported promptly on appropriate V.A. forms which are available in the Registrar's Office. Veterans Administration regulations indicate that students receiving benefits are expected to attend classes regularly. The Registrar's Office, therefore, asks faculty members to report prolonged and excessive class absences so that affected students' enrollment certifications may be terminated.
For additional information on programs that may be available, please view the Veteran's information found on the Financial Aid home page at www.westga.edu/finaid/.