Students using the G.I. Bill® must submit an Enrollment verification Request each semester they wish to apply G.I. Bill funds to their University charges. Enrollment verifications are submitted to the VA before the beginning of each semester, so it’s important to request enrollment verification for all classes you will take in both 7-week sessions before the 14-week semester begins.
- Graduate students in master's degree programs: At least three weeks before your semester bill due date, download and submit a “Veteran Request for Enrollment Verification” form to firstname.lastname@example.org. We recommend you register for classes early and submit your form on the same day.
- Project Management Certificate students: To receive payment from the VA, submit a “Veteran Request for Enrollment Verification” form to email@example.com before the semester begins. Pay your course charges at the time you enroll.
- All G.I. Bill students must submit an updated Enrollment Verification Request form if you change your credit load. See “Report Changes in Enrollment” below.
- Monitor projected VA payments to your PSU account on your LionPATH account. Monitor actual VA payments to your PSU account on your G.I. Bill eBenefits account.
- Review G.I. Bill student responsibilities.
G.I. Bill Students Must Report Changes in Enrollment
Students are responsible for reporting changes in credit levels to the GV school certifying officials by submitting a new Enrollment Verification Request form. Unreported changes in your enrollment may affect your semester benefit or create a student debt to the VA or to the University.
- If you change courses but maintain the same credit level, no new Enrollment Verification Request or update is needed.
- If you add one or more classes and increase your credit load before the affected courses begin, submit an updated Enrollment Verification Request Form. Students are responsible for university charges for courses added without an updated Enrollment Verification Request.
- If you drop one or more classes and decrease your credit level before the affected courses begin, submit an updated Enrollment Verification Request. If VA payment has already been sent to the school for a course which is subsequently dropped, the excess funds will be sent from the University to the student as a “refund,” and the VA will seek repayment for the full cost of the course directly from the student.
- If you withdraw from a course after it begins or do not complete a course, submit an updated Enrollment Verification form. The University will report the course withdrawal to the VA. The student is responsible for the cost of the portion of the course completed; your G.I. Bill benefit will not cover the cost of a course dropped. Please check with the Office of the Registrar before dropping a course, and learn of any charges you will be responsible for as a result of a course drop. If you are due a partial refund from the University, it will be sent to you. The VA will seek reimbursement directly from the student for the amount the VA sent to the University.
- If you change or add degree programs, report the change of program via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and ask to have your G.I. Bill student profile updated. The change must be approved by the VA in order for educational benefits to continue.
Refer to the G.I. Bill Benefits website for details about student debt in reference to your G.I. Bill benefit, and your responsibility for ensuring that your school certifying official is aware of changes in your semester credit level or degree pursuit.