Veterans Benefits - Continuing Students

Continuing Students are asked to contact the VA Certifying Official immediately when they have registered for classes not only for the FALL and SPRING semesters but if they are planning on taking any SUMMER classes as well! It is your responsibility to complete a Veteran Fact Sheet once you are fully registered for a term and submit to the VA Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office.

Certification of Enrollment

For all chapter benefits (with the exception of Chapter 31) our certifying official must notify the DVA of your enrollment each semester. It is your responsibility to contact our office at which time you are fully registered for a term. Your enrollment will be certified with the DVA shortly thereafter. Each month that you qualify for benefits, you must contact the DVA for enrollment certification. This should be done on the last day of each month, online at WAVE - (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Follow the WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) link to complete electronic certification or via phone at 1-877-823-2378. If your enrollment certification has been submitted and you would like to check on the status of your payment, you can call the NYS regional office at 1-888-442-4551.

IMPORTANT: IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE VA CERTIFYING OFFICIAL WHEN WITHDRAWING OR ADDING A COURSE THATCHANGES YOUR STATUS (Ex: 12 dropping down to 9 credits goes below fulltime). You can stop at the Registrar's Office to make changes to your schedule and should inform the VA Certifying Official at that time. Also if you plan on attending SUMMER courses, you need to contact the VA Certifying Official as well. meghan.getman@sunypoly.edu

The New Post-9/11 GI Bill went into effect August 1, 2009. To determine your eligibility please review the Chapter 33 information on Department of Veterans Affairs website and contact the SUNY Polytechnic Institute VA Certifying Official to change your benefits. http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/benefits.htm#CH33

Please note that Veterans Education Benefits at this time are considered a resource in the Financial Aid package and adjustments to other aid will be made as required by law. The Registrar's Office at SUNY Poly certifies Veterans Benefits. All paperwork must be submitted to the: Registrar's Office, Second Floor, Kunsela Hall, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502 or by FAX (315) 792-7802 Have questions? www.gibill.va.gov.

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