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The Office of the Registrar's VA Certifying Officials assist with the GI Bill® process and serve as liaisons between: the student and Veterans Affairs; Veterans Affairs and JMU; JMU and the student; and the State Approving Agency (SAA) in Virginia and JMU.

Semester Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm 

Visit our Announcement page for information released by VA. 

The Veterans Benefits team at JMU will be out of the office for the following dates:
  • November 22-26, 2021 (Thanksgiving Break)

  • December 21-31, 2021 (Winter Break)

NOTE - For students using Post-9/11 benefits, JMU SCOs will submit an initial certification to the VA without reporting tuition and fees. A pending line for the expected VA payment will be placed on the student account. After the end of the add/drop period, tuition and fee amounts will be submitted to the VA.
Fall 2021 Benefits 

Incoming students for Fall 2021- follow the instructions and steps found on our brochure/website or in the email we send you.

Current benefit users - Fall 2021 Request forms were sent out on 4/27/2021 from If you need a new form, please email with your student ID number for a new form.  

VMSDEP Users must request for the Fall 2021 semester in the VMSDEP portal in addition to submitting the required JMU Request Form. Instructions found here. The Fall 2021 term is available to request in the VMSDEP portal. 

This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at
JMU SCO Information

Ms. Kelly Burch  

Mrs. Lauren Houff

Office of the Registrar
738 South Mason Street, MSC 3528
SSC Room 5300
Harrisonburg VA 22807

Team Email: 
Fax: 540-568-5615
VA Toll Free #: 1-800-MyVA411

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