Are VA Educational Benefits Taxable?

How do I find out the status of my payments?
Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (DAV) at 888-GIBill-1 to inquire about the status of your benefits.

How much money will I receive?

-GI Bill Recipients-
Please consult the Department Of Veterans Affairs for benefit pay charts.

-Chapter 31 Recipients Subsistence Allowance-

For more specific information contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 888-GIBill-1 (888-442-4551).

When will I receive payment of benefits?
For specific information contact the Muskogee Regional Processing Office at 888-GIBill-1 (888-442-4551). Changes in enrollment status or address can delay payment.

Will I automatically receive benefits next semester?
Yes, as long as all your registered courses are on your degree plan, or you have written approval from your academic advisor to take an appropriate substitution.

Do I have to report all changes in my schedule (add/drop)?
No, our office runs a daily report to determine who has added or dropped a class, however If you drop a class but plan to replacing it, you must let the VA office at SEU know. 

Are there financial consequences related to my VA benefit if I drop a course?
Yes. If your coursework has been certified and you alter your enrollment, we will review your schedule to verify all courses are eligible for educational benefits. If our review results in a change in staus, we will report the change to the DAV. The DVA may determine they have overpaid you benefits for that semester and request repayment.  Repayment may include tuition, fees, book stipend, BAH, and yellow ribbon.

Prior to dropping a course, contact our office for detailed information about how how it may effect your benefit.

I received a Student Verification Form in the mail, what do I do with it?
Return the Student Verification Form (VA Form 22-8979) to the Muskogee Regional Processing Office in order to receive payment. There is a provision on the form to change or correct enrollment status if it is no longer valid. Students should also verify their correct address before signing and returning the form.

You can now do all this via the Automatic Verification Line at 877-823-2378.

What is the monthly training time rate?

Can I get credit for my Military Training? 
Yes. Once we receive your military transcript the Office of the Registrar will evaluate it for possible credit. St. Edward's uses the American Council on Education (ACE) guild when evaluating military transcripts. Note Graduate Level work is not awarded based on military transcripts. 

Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Cost Guard may order the Joint Service Transcript here.

Air Force may order the Community College of the Air Force Transcript here or write to: Community College of the Air Force Office of the Registrar, 130 West, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 36112

How do I Self Verify if I am using Chapter 1606/07, or 30?
Monthly Self-Verification of Enrollment must be filled out online via the WAVE system.

How do I access ebenefit?
Veterans are able to Apply for Veterans' Benefits Online (VONAPP), access VA Payment History, apply for VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility, check on Compensation & Pension Claims Status, and more.

How do I access GoArmyEd?
GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway for all eligible ROTC, Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime, anywhere for classroom and distance learning. It allows Soldiers to manage their education records including college classes, testing, on-duty classes and Army Education Counselor support.