Montgomery G.I. Bill Chapter 1607 provides up to 36 months of education assistance to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), and the National Guard, who are called or ordered to active duty for 90 days or more in response to a war or national emergency.
For more information about Chapter 1607 benefits, please visit the Veterans Affairs website or contact VA at 1-888-442-4551.
***Attention***: Receiving VA Benefits does not automatically qualify a servicemember/veteran for in-state tuition. There are certain requirements that must be met. Please direct any questions to Admissions at 540-568-5681 if you are a prospective/in-coming student or contact Linda Combs in the Business Office at 540-568-3745 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a current student (for reclassification).
**Update on Interval/Break Pay** - Effective August 1, 2011, break/interval pay is NO longer payable under any VA education benefit unless under an Executive Order of the President or due to an emergency situation such as a natural diaster or strike.
Application Process: Eligibility for benefits begins with the "one-time only" application
Complete and submit online: VA Form 22-1990, Application for VA Education Benefits, through the VONAPP website.
Before contacting the VA Certifying Official at JMU, the service member must have been accepted as a student by JMU and paid the required admissions deposit. You do not need to wait to receive your Certificate of Eligibility from VA before contacting the JMU Certifying Official.
Trudy Ham/Kelly Burch
VA Certifying Official
Office of the Registrar - Student Success Center 5300
At your initial meeting with a JMU VA Certifying Official, please bring the following:
Important: In order for a course to be included in an enrollment to VA, it must meet major, minor, general education, allowed elective, or degree requierements for graduation, or an approved certificate or teacher licensure program to qualify.
All majors and minors must be declared on your transcript.
The JMU Request for Veterans Educational Benefits form is required every semester benfits are requested. After your initial 1st semester using your VA Benefits, the JMU form will be emailed to you after registration for the upcoming semester. It will require your major advisor to initial and sign for any course needed for your major. No approval is needed for courses outside your major (general education, degree, minors, preps, etc)
If you have received Chapter 1607 benefits at another college or university, you will need to provide: