"THE NATION WHICH FORGETS ITS DEFENDERS WILL ITSELF BE FORGOTTEN."
Welcome to the Veteran Services Homepage. The information, contacts, and links are provided to assist all Veterans and Spouses/Dependents who qualify for veteran benefits, regardless of service. A one stop site to ensure a painless transition to college when using your veteran educational benefits.
To review available benefit programs and determine whether or not you are eligible, visit www.gibill.va.gov. You can also call the VA Call Center, at 1-888-442-4551.
On the last day of each month, you must verify your monthly enrollment directly to the VA, if you are using Chapters 30, 1606, or 1607. Chapters 31, 33, and 35 students do not have to verify. If you fail to verify monthly, you will not receive your benefits. To verify your enrollment:
Use the VA Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)
Whenever you add or drop a class, you must provide a updated copy of your class schedule to the IU Southeast VA Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office. Changes in enrollment can be verified by you during your monthly verification through WAVE or the automated telephone system. Failure to report changes signifies a falsification of your educational status. If overpayment of benefits results from non-reporting (falsifying) changes, this is viewed by the VA very seriously and you will be required to pay back any overpayment.
If you change your program of study (major), you must notify the IU Southeast VA Certifying Official in person and complete a Form 1995 - Request for Change of Program.
We use VA-ONCE online certification system for VA educational benefits, but we cannot do so until you've contact the VA Certifying Official. The VA Certifying Official must certify your records each semester, complete the Education Benefit Worksheet (See Forms) and attach your class schedule, this is how your enrollment and credit hours are certified, and if you are receiving the Post 9/11 GI Bill™ Benefit, your tuition/fees are paid. It takes the VA Regional Office approximately 8 to 12 weeks to complete the certification process. So the earlier we hear from you, the better chance your benefit money will be available when classes begin.
The Veteran's Affairs Office periodically conducts educational benefit audits. The audit includes looking at ALL Education Records to include but not limited to transcripts, degree and satisfactory progress, tuition & fee records, etc. If information from your academic record differs from what you or the IU Southeast Registrars Office has reported to the VA, there are potential's for overpayments and possible denial of future benefits.
Students work with the U.S. Veterans Affairs Office and meet with a case manager. Contact Jack Howell with any questions or for contact information with the VA.