Cover Photo Image

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.

Summer Office Hours (May 10-August 13): Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-11:30am

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


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:
  • May 31st - JMU closed for Memorial Day
  • June 18th - JMU Closed for Juneteenth 
  • July 5th - JMU Closed for Fourth of July (observed)

Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students - you must pay your deposit to secure your spot at JMU


Fall 2021 Benefits for Current Students

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

We will be emailing with information about Fall 2021 Registration on April 14, 2021. We will send the Fall 2021 JMU Request forms out roughly 1 week after advance registration begins on April 19, 2021. Current students can find their registration appointment times for Fall 2021 in their Student Center on MyMadison. 

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 VMSDEP office will email when the Fall 2021 term is available for requesting in the portal. 


Summer 2021 Benefits 

We emailed with information about Summer 2021 Registration on 3/17/2021. Advance registration began on 3/22/2021 and we sent the Summer JMU Request forms on 3/30/2021 . Students can find their registration appointment times for Summer 2021 in their Student Center on MyMadison. 

VMSDEP Users must request for the Summer 2021 term in the VMSDEP portal in addition to submitting the required JMU Form. Instructions found here. Using VMSDEP in Summer 2021 will use 1 of the 8 total terms of vmsdep coverage, regardless of the tuition charge amount.


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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Contact Information

Ms. Kelly Burch  
540-568-4769
burchke@jmu.edu

Mrs. Lauren Houff
540-568-6569
houffle@jmu.edu  

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

Team Email: veteran@jmu.edu 
Fax: 540-568-5615
VA Toll Free #: 1-800-MyVA411

Back to Top