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How much will I be receiving monthly from VA?
You can access payment rates on the Department of Veterans Affairs website.
How many credit hours is considered full-time enrollment at Chattahoochee Tech for VA education benefits purposes?
Full time enrollment for financial aid or other purposes may not be the same. When registering for classes, be mindful of actual term dates. Some classes run only over a part of the term and you must determine what your rate of pursuit equivalent is to know how much you will be receiving from VA. When in doubt, please contact the VA Certifying Official. Important to know: Post 9/11 GI Bill users enrolled in classes at half time or less will not receive any MHA stipend.
I received a letter from the VA stating that Chattahoochee Tech did not report tuition and fees? Why is that?
Due to issues with over-payments, the VA Certifying Official reports credit hours separately from tuition and fees. Credit hours are reported before the start of the term. However, to ensure that tuition and fees are reported accurately to the VA, they are submitted after the add/drop and “no show” periods are over.
Do VA benefits affect financial aid?
You can receive financial aid and VA education benefits at the same time. However, VA does mandate that HOPE is the first payer and only the remaining tuition and fees balance is submitted to the VA for Post 9/11 GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits users. The federal Pell Grant and HOPE Career Grant are not affected by VA Education benefits.
Veteran education benefits users are encouraged to complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to learn if they qualify for financial aid. 2022-2023 FAFSA is used to award financial aid (if eligible) for Summer 2023 term and 2023-2024 FAFSA is used to award financial aid (if eligible) for Fall 2023 – Summer 2024 terms. Chattahoochee Tech federal school code is 005620.
Do I have to verify my enrollment each month to receive payment from the VA?
The following chapters are required to verify enrollment on the last day of each month:
- Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI BILL)
- Chapter 1606 (Selective Reserve)
- This can be done via the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by calling 1-877-823-2378.
- Chapter 35 (Dependents’ Educational Assistance) recipients enrolled in diploma or certificate program also have to verify their enrollment. They will need to do so by talking to VA Customer Service representative at 1-888-442-4551
I haven’t received my payment from VA yet? When can I expect it?
Payments begin the month after the beginning of each semester. If you have not received your monthly payment and it has been at least 30-45 days since your enrollment certification was submitted by Chattahoochee Tech, please contact VA directly at 1-888-442-4551.