Request Enrollment Verification

Request Enrollment Verification

Students using the G.I. Bill® must submit an Enrollment Verification Request each semester they wish to receive G.I. Bill funds for University costs. The school submits enrollment verifications once before the beginning of each semester, so it's important to request enrollment verifications for all classes in both 7-week sessions on the same form before the 14-week semester begins.

  1. Graduate students in master's degree and graduate certificate programs: At least three weeks before your semester bill due date, download and submit an Enrollment Verification Request form to gvveterans@psu.edu. We recommend you register for classes early and submit your form on the same day. Veterans at Penn State are eligible for priority registration.
  2. Project Management certificate students: Pay your course charges at the time you enroll. To receive reimbursement from the VA, submit an Enrollment Verification Request form for both 7-week courses within one 14-week semester to gvveterans@psu.edu before the semester begins.
  3. 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.  
  4. Monitor projected VA payments to your PSU account on LionPATH. Monitor actual VA payments made to you pr Penn State on your eBenefits account.
  5. Review G.I. Bill student responsibilities.
  6. The G.I. Bill will not cover the cost of bursar late charges.

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 he 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. Please check with the Office of the Registrar before dropping a course to verify any charges for which you will be responsible. The University will report any course withdrawal to the VA. The student will be responsible for the cost of the portion of the course completed; your G.I. Bill benefit will not cover any portion of the cost of a dropped course. If you are due a partial refund from the University, it will be sent to you as a refund. The VA will seek reimbursement directly from the student for the full amount sent to the University.
  • If you change or add degree programs, report the change of program via email to gvveterans@psu.edu, 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.