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If you want to request your Chapter 30 benefits for an upcoming semester or session, you will need to:

  • Complete the JMU Request form emailed to you from "IS-Student Administration"
  • It will be emailed to you during registration and requires an advisor signature for any course needed for your major.
  • Return it to a School Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office once your schedule is finalized. Contact information found on the form.

What happens after submitting all required documents for the upcoming semester?

JMU's VA Certifying Official will process a student's request for benefits approximately one month prior to the start of the semester/term (once all required documents are received) and within 6-8 weeks, VA will generate and mail an active award benefit letter to the student. 

You must verify your attendance on the last calendar day of each month for your monthly stipend to be released. Please reference this link  for more information.

Monthly payments are mailed to the spouse or dependent's address or direct deposited to the provided bank account in the original application. Monthly payments are paid in arrears. All JMU charges must be paid upfront by the University deadline each semester.


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 requirements for graduation, or an approved certificate or teacher licensure program to qualify. All majors (including tracks and concentrations) and minors must be declared on your transcript.
  • The JMU Request for Veterans Educational Benefits form is required every semester benefits are requested.  After your 1st semester using your VA Benefits at JMU, 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)

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