Students outside Bookstore

Veterans

Post 9/11 GI Bill

Chapter 33 - Veterans and Active Duty
Individuals must apply by completing VA Form 22-1990 “Application for VA Education Benefits."

Certification of Enrollment
Once the student’s application has been processed and approved, the VA will issue a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). A copy must be provided to the Veteran Advisor (Certifying Official) for our records. The COE allows Reynolds to place a hold on the student’s account for the amount of tuition and fees due by the VA. This relieves the student of the responsibility of paying up front the portion that the VA has agreed to pay.
The veteran will also need to the following documents for VA enrollment submission:

  • must be completed each semester
  • Form DD-214, member 4

If the student has not yet received their COE, the following documents must be provided for VA enrollment submission:

  • A completed copy of the student’s V.A. application
  • must be completed each semester
  • Form DD-214, member 4
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill Registration Contract (see Veteran Advisor)

It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Veteran Advisor (Certifying Official) concerning his/her continued enrollment by completing Request for Certification Form each semester. Failure to submit this form will cause a delay in payment.

Pending VA Payment of Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition and fees are certified to the Department of Veteran Affairs after the last day to drop 16 week classes.
  • Payment of eligible amount of tuition and fees is generated by the Department of Veteran Affairs directly to Reynolds in approximately 30 to 45 days.
  • The student remains responsible for all other billed expenses that the pending credit does not cover. This must be paid by the tuition payment deadlines.
  • Reynolds will not place “do not drop indicator” on student accounts without a copy of their COE on file. Without the COE, students receiving VA benefits are still expected to pay all tuition/fees and billed expenses to the college by the required due date.
  • When payment is received from the VA, it will be credited to the student’s account and refunds, if any, will be processed.
  • VA will only pay for instate tuition and fees
  • For information regarding reimbursement of funds once the college receives payment from the Department of Veteran Affairs, please visit Student Center, Account activity via MyReynolds.  

Basic Housing (BAH) and Books and Supply Stipend

  • Payment of eligible amount for basic housing and books and supply stipend will be paid by the Department of Veteran Affairs directly to eligible student in approximately 30 to 45 days.
  • Effective October 1, 2011, active duty personnel will qualify for the books and supply stipend.
  • Effective October 1, 2011, BAH will be payable to students enrolled solely in online/distance education courses. The payment will be ½ the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents. The rate for 2011 will be $673.50. Active duty personnel will remain ineligible for BAH.
  • BAH is paid on or after the first of the month following the month for which payment is due.
  • The payment that the Department of Veteran Affairs sends directly to J. Sargent Reynolds covers tuition and fees only.
  • For more information about the housing allowance, visit the basic allowance for housing page (external link).

More extensive information regarding the Post 9/11 Chapter 33 GI Bill is available at www.gibill.va.gov/. Please read the information very carefully before electing this benefit as it is irrevocable once chosen. Transferring VA benefits from another school to Reynolds Community College
Transfer your educational benefits to Reynolds by completing:

  • Request for Change of Program or Place of Training.
  • Submit Copy of COE (Certificate of Eligibility).
  • Submit all these documents to the Veterans Advisor (Certifying Official).

Additional Information:              
The Department of Veterans Affairs will pay retroactively up to one year. To receive retroactive pay for past semesters, please print and complete the Request for Certification Form to the Veteran Advisor (Certifying Official).

Chapter 33 - Spouse/Dependent(s)

  • The military parent must determine eligibility to transfer their GI Bill benefit to a spouse or dependent(s) by completing the DOD transferability application.
  • Once the approved TEB form is received from the DOD, a dependent child or spouse must apply to use the transferred benefits by completing VA Form 22-1990E "Application for Transfer of Entitlement."

Certification of Enrollment
Once the student’s application has been processed and approved, the Department of Veteran Affairs will issue a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). A copy must be provided to the Veteran Advisor (Certifying Official) for our records. The COE allows
J. Sargeant Reynolds to place financial hold on the student’s account for the amount of tuition and fees due by the VA. This relieves the student of the responsibility of paying up front the portion that the VA has agreed to pay.
If the student has not yet received their COE, the following documents must be provided for VA enrollment submission:

It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Veteran Advisor concerning his/her continued enrollment by completing Request for Certification Form each semester. Failure to submit this form will cause the payment cycle to be broken.

Pending VA Payment of Tuition and Fees

  • Payment of eligible amount of tuition and fees is generated by the Department of VA directly to Reynolds in approximately 30 to 45 days.
  • The student remains responsible for all other billed expenses that the pending credit does not cover. This must be paid by the tuition payment deadlines.
  • Reynolds will not place “Do not drop indicators” on student accounts without a copy of their COE on file. Without the COE, students receiving VA benefits are still expected to pay all tuition/fees and billed expenses to the college by the required due date.
  • When payment is received from the VA, it will be credited to the student’s account and refunds, if any, will be processed.
  • For information regarding reimbursement of funds once the college receives payment from the Department of Veteran Affairs, please visit Student Center, Account activity via your MyReynolds.

Basic Housing (BAH) and Books and Supply Stipend

  • Payment of eligible amount for basic housing and books and supply stipend will be paid by the Department of Veteran Affairs directly to eligible students in approximately 30 to 45 days.
  • Effective October 1, 2011, active duty personnel will qualify for the books and supply stipend.
  • Effective October 1, 2011, BAH will be payable to students enrolled solely in online/distance education courses. The payment will be ½ the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents. The rate for 2011 will be $673.50. Active duty personnel will remain ineligible for BAH.
  • BAH is paid on or after the first of the month following the month for which payment is due.
  • The payment that the Department of Veteran Affairs sends directly to
    Reynolds covers tuition and fees only.
  • For more information about the housing allowance, visit the basic allowance for housing page (external link).

More extensive information regarding the Post 9/11 Chapter 33 GI Bill is available at http://www.gibill.va.gov/. Please read the information very carefully before electing this benefit as it is irrevocable once chosen.

Transferring VA benefits from another school to Reynolds
Transfer your educational benefits to Reynolds by completing:

  • VA Form 22-1995 – Request for Change of Program or Place of Training.
  • Submit Request for Certification Form
  • Submit Copy of COE (Certificate of Eligibility).
  • Submit all these documents to the Veterans Advisor (Certifying Official).

Additional Information:
The Dept of Veterans Affairs will pay retroactively up to one year. To receive retroactive pay for past semester, please print and complete the Certification Form to the Veteran Advisor (Certifying Official).