20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog

7. OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID

7.8. Veterans Education Benefits

Bacone College is approved to train students under all chapters of GI Bill®[1] benefits including VA Vocational Rehabilitation and the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. The VA Certifying Official, located in the Registrar’s Office at the Welcome Center, will provide information and assistance in the proper completion of all forms. When all required forms and documents have been submitted to the Registrar’s Office, students eligible for VA education benefits will be certified to the VA promptly. Students must request certification for every semester in which they enroll and want to receive their VA education benefits.

To research exactly what benefit you may be eligible to receive, or if you are eligible for more than one chapter of benefits, which benefit is your best option, or to find in-depth information about the various chapters, go to the GI Bill® website: ww.gibill.va.gov.

If students wish to contact the VA Regional Processing Office in Muskogee, OK, the following are toll free telephone numbers at which they can contact the VA directly: Call 1-888-GIBILL1 with questions concerning your VA education benefits, or call 1-800-827-1000, with questions pertaining to all other Veterans benefits.

Students utilizing VA education benefits must turn in all previous transcripts and training records to be evaluated for prior credit, whether or not prior credit is granted.

Students utilizing VA education benefits may be in debt to the VA for withdrawing or being dismissed from courses early.

To research exactly what benefit you may be eligible to receive, or if you are eligible for more than one chapter of benefits, which benefit is your best option, or to find in-depth information about the various chapters, go to the GI Bill®[2] website: ww.gibill.va.gov.

If students wish to contact the VA Regional Processing Office in Muskogee, OK, the following are toll free telephone numbers at which they can contact the VA directly: Call 1-888-GIBILL1 with questions concerning your VA education benefits, or call 1-800-827-1000, with questions pertaining to all other Veterans benefits.

For All Students Using Veterans Benefits

You must notify the Bacone College Veteran Student Certifying Official in the Registrar’s Office of the following:

  • Adds
  • Drops
  • Withdrawals
  • Cancelled courses
  • Degree changes
  • Major changes
  • Non-attendance
  • Repeated courses

Failure to notify the Bacone College Veteran Student Certifying Official of changes could result in delays in your payments from the VA or an overpayment which will require you to reimburse the VA for paid courses.

Services for Students

VA benefits-eligible students are encouraged to use other campus services and programs including advisement, tutoring, and Veterans Administration paid work-study.