Enrollment Certification Procedures
Currently, the Enrollment Services Center completes enrollment certification procedures for students enrolling under any of the Veterans Affairs educational assistance programs. As early as possible, and preferably at least one month before entering West Georgia, any student planning to enroll under one of these programs should contact the Veterans Certification Official in the ESC to initiate enrollment certification procedures. Students requesting enrollment certification for the first time should have their Certificate of Eligibility. Anticipate a 4-6 week delay in the receipt of the first benefit check. Veterans should be prepared to sustain initial university costs since benefits will not begin until several weeks after enrollment.
Veterans and dependents of veterans planning to study using veterans’ benefits at West Georgia should apply for admission as any other student. Eligibility for Veterans Affairs benefits has no direct relationship to the institution. All financial transactions are directly between the student and Veterans Affairs. The institution serves only as a source of certification and information to Veterans Affairs.
Students receiving VA benefits must adhere strictly to a planned program of study as indicated on their school and VA forms.
- Program changes must be reported promptly to the VA by the VCO in the Enrollment Services Center at West Georgia.
- All students receiving VA educational benefits are also required to report to the VCO changes in course load, withdrawals, or interruptions in attendance in order to minimize personal liability resulting from overpayment of benefits.
- Veterans Affairs regulations indicate that students receiving benefits are expected to attend classes regularly.
- The ESC, therefore, asks faculty members to report prolonged and excessive class absences so that the affected students’ enrollment certifications may be terminated.
UWG APPRECIATES AND THANKS ALL VETERANS FOR THEIR SERVICE.