TU Veterans (VA) Benefits


veterans education benefits


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT EDUCATION BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO VETERANS?

You can visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs website:  www.gibill.va.gov or contact the US Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GI-Bill-1) and speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR MY VA EDUCATION BENEFITS?

After consulting with a Veterans Benefits Counselor through the US Department of Veterans Affairs, you can apply online at www.gibill.va.gov.

WHAT DOCUMENTS MUST I SUBMIT IN ORDER TO BE CERTIFIED FOR VA EDUCATION BENEFITS AT TOWSON UNIVERSITY?


New Students:              Declaration of Intent Form and

                                          Certificate of Eligibility or NOBE.

Transfer Students:      Same as above & VA Form 22-1995

                                          Change of VA Education Program/Place of Training.

Returning Students:    Declaration of Intent Form and

                                          VA Form 22-1995 - if major or degree has changed

Chapter 31 Students:  VA Form 28-1905

                                           Declaration of Intent Form is not required

WHERE CAN I OBTAIN A COPY OF MY CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY?

The US Department of Veterans Affairs will mail you a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility after they have determined your eligibility.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE DECLARATION OF INTENT FORM?

The Declaration of Intent Form can be found on Towson University’s website, www.towson.edu/registrar/va.  The forms are also available in the Registrar’s Office, Room 223 and the Veterans Affairs Office, Room  234 in the Enrollment Services Center.

WHERE IS TOWSON UNIVERSITY’S VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE LOCATED?

Towson University’s Veterans Affairs Office is located in Enrollment Services Center, Room 234. [Phone:  410-704-3094;  Fax:  410-704-2537;  Email: veteransoffice@towson.edu]

IF I WILL BE USING CHAPTER 31 BENEFITS (VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM) WHAT GUIDELINES MUST I FOLLOW? 

Students utilizing Chapter 31 benefits do not need to submit a Declaration of Intent Form.  Chapter 31 veterans are evaluated through the Baltimore Regional Veterans Office.  Upon completion of the evaluation and determination of eligibility is established, a purchase order, VA Form 28-1905 (Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Re-entrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status Form), will be provided to the school and the student.  The school can only certify the student for the specific program and dates listed on the VA Form 28-1905.  Please call the Baltimore Regional Veterans Affairs Office at 1-800-827-1000 for inquiries.

WHAT IS THE VA 22-1999 FORM THE VA MENTIONS THAT I NEED IN ORDER TO RECEIVE MY VA EDUCATION BENEFITS?

It is the VA Enrollment Certification Form that Towson University’s VA Certifying Official submits electronically to the US Department of Veterans Affairs to confirm your enrollment status at Towson University.

WHO CERTIFIES MY ENROLLMENT STATUS AT TOWSON UNIVERSITY SO I CAN RECEIVE MY VA EDUCATION BENEFITS?

Marilyn Leuthold is Towson University’s VA Certifying Official who certifies your enrollment status at Towson University.

WHEN WILL I BE CERTIFIED BY TOWSON UNIVERSITY?

You will be certified when the following requirements have been met:

  • Appropriate paperwork submitted to Towson University’s Veterans Affairs Office.
  • You are registered for the term of certification.
  • Post 9/11 certifications also require tuition & fees be posted to your Bursar’s account.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF TU HAS PROCESSED MY CERTIFICATION?

TU’s Veterans Affairs Office will send an email confirming the date of your certification.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT PAYMENT FOR MY VA EDUCATION BENEFITS?

Normally, it takes 6-8 weeks from the date of certification.  Call the US Department of Veterans Affairs if you have questions pertaining to payment of benefits.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE REMAINING FOR VA EDUCATION BENEFITS?

You must contact the US Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GI-Bill-1) or www.gibill.va.gov.

DO I NEED TO NOTIFY THE VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE IF I ADD OR DROP ANY CLASSES?

Yes, you must always notify our office of any change in credit load.

THIS IS MY FIRST SEMESTER AND I AM BEING BILLED FOR OUT-OF-STATE TUITION.  MY HOME OF RECORD IS MARYLAND OR MILITARY ORDERS SEND ME TO MARYLAND.  WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

You must check with Claire Keaton at 410-704-2379 in the Admissions Office.  It could be that you have not submitted the required documentation requested at the time of application to TU.

WHERE DO I SUBMIT MY TUITION ASSISTANCE FORMS & TUITION WAIVER FORMS? 

The Tuition Assistance Forms and Tuition Waiver Forms must be submitted to the Bursar’s Office.

DO I NEED TO CHECK MY FINANCIAL ACCOUNT EVEN THOUGH THE VA IS PAYING SOME OR ALL OF MY TUITION AND FEES?

Yes, you are responsible for your Bursar’s account.

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY “KICKER” IF I AM ELIGIBLE?

If you have eligibility for the kicker, the VA should automatically pay that money when they process your claim after you are certified.  Please contact the VA directly if you have any questions concerning this funding.

ARE THERE ANY RESOURCES FOR VETERANS AT TOWSON UNIVERSITY?

Towson University opened a new Veterans Services Center in September 2010 to assist veterans with the transition to Towson University.  Patrick Young, a Marine combat veteran, is the Coordinator of Veterans Services.  He can be reached at 410-704-2991 or pyoung@towson.edu and his office is located in the Psychology Building, Room 107.

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Towson University

Veterans Affairs Office
Enrollment Services Center, Room 234

8000 York Road

Towson, MD  21252-0001

Phone: 410-704-3094

Fax: 410-704-2537

Email:  veteransoffice@towson.edu

Webpage:  www.towson.edu/registrar/va

Campus Map:  www.towson.edu/main/maps

Towson Online Services: Login for Web-based student records system using PeopleSoft
 

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Take Note: links to Military Coursework/Experience and Grants for Military/Veterans
- • Military Course Work/Experience

• Grants for Military Personnel, Veterans
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