VA Pending Payment Policy: Student Rights and Responsibilities

In the event the Federal Government is delayed with tuition and fee payments to the institution, for those students using Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Chapter 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E, Chapter 31) benefits, students will maintain access to continued enrollment and all University resources. These include but are not limited to the library, access to the Student Services department, class attendance, and/or other functions to assure the academic success of the student. Students will not incur any penalty or late fees due to VA pending payments, or be required to obtain additional funding to cover the cost of attendance.

All students using Chapter 33 benefits must provide a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the institution prior to the first day of class. All Veterans using Chapter 31 benefits must also provide a valid VA Form 28-1905 from their VRC prior to the first day of each semester.

Should the VA not provide a complete payment on the students’ behalf, the student will be responsible for all remaining costs incurred while attending school. This could occur if the student has already received all of their approved benefits, as there would be no remaining entitlement.