Reminder - we must have your Spring 2014 JMU Form in order to submit your spring 2014 enrollment to VA. No form = no money. Please contact us with any questions.
We will be set up at the Student Resource and Housing Fair from 11:30am -12:15pm. We will also be in the office to assist you throughout the day. We are located in Warren 504 (Registrar's Office). Please stop by with any questions.
JMU will be closed starting Friday December 20th at 5pm and will reopen on January 6th. Trudy and Kelly will not have access to voicemail and email while out of the office for those two weeks. Please contact VA at 888-442-4551 if you need immediate assistance.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about a marketing scam that is targeting veterans who misdial the VA National Call Center (800-827-1000) or the GI Bill Call Center (888-442-4551) phone numbers. A marketing company created two phone numbers that differ from the real VA numbers by one digit. If a veteran misdials and calls the bogus number, the answering party will offer a gift card and try to obtain sensitive personal data, to include credit card information. Please note that the VA will "never" ask for credit card or banking information over the phone.
The two bogus numbers are 800-872-1000 and 888-442-4511. Please forward this information to all your members, Posts and friends, and share it on your websites. The bottom line is make sure you know who you are talking to before providing personal information over the phone. The VA has notified law enforcement authorities.
For a list of toll-free VA phone numbers, go to the VA's Inquiry Routing & Information System webpage at https://iris.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1703.
Posted on the GoArmyEd.com website as of 10/11/13:
Congress has not passed either a budget or a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. Tuition Assistance (TA) for classes starting on or after 1 October 2013 have been suspended until further notice. Effective 1 October, all Soldier accounts in GoArmyEd have been placed on hold and they will not be able to process any new TA requests.
The Antideficiency Act prohibits federal agencies from obligating or expending federal funds in advance of or in excess of an appropriation by Congress. As such, the Army will not be able to honor all of the FY14 TA requests that have been requested in GoArmyEd prior to 1 October 2013 with a class start date of 1 October or after. GoArmyEd will reject all approved and pending TA requests for classes scheduled to start on or after 1 October 2013 until either a budget or a CR is approved by Congress and signed by the President.
Soldiers should be aware of the potential debt they may incur with their school should they attend classes that are rejected as a result of this budgetary crisis and are encouraged to monitor GoArmyEd for updates. When this issue is resolved, the holds will be removed and Soldiers will once again be able to request TA through GoArmyEd. However, Soldiers will not be able to request TA for classes with a start date during the suspension period. In the interim, Soldiers can use GI Bill benefits, if applicable -- either the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) or the Post 9/11 GI Bill, or use another funding source. We regret having to take this action and hope that this is resolved in a timely manner.
Policies pertaining to using the GI Bill have been posted to the website. Click on "GI Bill Policies" on the lefthand bar or click here
Information about using scholarships with Post 9/11 is now posted on the website. Click on "Post 9/11 and Scholarships" on the lefthand bar (under the Post 9/11 link) or click here.
Need an enrollment verification letter to renewal of a military ID, health insurance, scholarship, or something else? Click here for more information
Post 9/11 Recipients - JMU requires the full Room/Board charges to be paid upfront by the University deadline. If you are less than 100% eligible, please pay your remaining percentage of tuition upfront. If you are out-of-state, you must pay the difference in your tuition;Post 9/11 only covers the in-state portion of tuition
Be sure to have money upfront to cover room/board or at least 2 months of living expenses before VA processes and pays your semester enrollment
Chapter 1606, 1607, 30, 35 Recipients - Please pay your entire semester bill by the University deadline each semester. You may factor in any financial aid, loans, Federal and State T/A (if eligible), MSDEP (if eligible), monthly payment plan, scholarships, and any other aid when paying your bill.
Office of Admission at 540-568-5681 (incoming/1st semeter students)
University Business Office at 540-568-6505 (current students)
May 2013 - JMU has achieved Bonze Level Certification for Virginia Values Veterans (V3)!
May 2013 - JMU hosted the Virginia's Universities Value Veterans (UV2) event in May 2013. 130 participants representing 43 different higher education institutions attended.
If a student is to receive VA benefits for a semester or summer session, he/she must complete his/her personalized “JMU Request for Veterans Educational Benefits” form (received via email) in its entirety (including advisor signatures) and return via the delivery instructions on page 2 of the form. Course schedule must be set (overrides secured; no changes to be made) before turning in the form. Failure to return the form could significantly delay payments from VA. Please contact Trudy with any questions.
Only courses for your major(s) require advisor initials and signatures. If the course counts for a gen-ed, minor, or degree only, it does not require a signature.
3/20/13 - We are proud to announce that James Madison University has signed the DoD MOU agreement.
More information and a list of the participating institutions can be found at this link - http://www.dodmou.com/
The initial decision on residency will be made by our undergraduate Admissions Office. To be eligible for a military exception, you would need to be assigned a permanent duty station in Virginia (Note: The Pentagon is actually in Virginia.)
Receiving VA Benefits does not automatically qualify a servicemember/veteran/dependent for in-state tuition and residency. Please contact the following individuals with questions regarding residency:
If you are an incoming student and have questions about the fall semester and domicile, please contact Tammy Senger-Puckett in our Admissions Office at 540-568-5681.
If you have questions after your initial semester’s domicile or your situation changes, please contact Linda Combs at 540-568-3745 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Combs handles all domicile reclassifications.