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Five things to remember as
a new student using VA
educational benefits:

  1. 1. Fill out an online application using VONAPP
  2. 2. Fill out an online application for admission to JC
  3. 3. Complete course placement at JC
  4. 4. Attend new student orientation
  5. 5. Meet with your advisor and plan your schedule

Veteran Services

General Information

Audit Grade Option

The VA will not pay for courses that you receive audit grades. The VA may ask you for repayment for these courses.

Dropping a Course

If you drop a course or stop attending, notify your VA Certifying Official via the Benefit Certification Form online, as soon as possible. You may be asked by the VA for repayment if an overpayment situation occurs.

Program Changes

You must report program changes to your VA Certifying Official via the 22-1995 form. Only courses that apply to your new program can be certified to the VA.

Program Evaluation

The VA will only pay for courses that are required for your declared degree program.

Repeating a Course

Courses that are failed or for which the grade does not meet minimum requirements for graduation may be certified for VA purposes if they are repeated. Courses that are successfully completed may not be certified for VA purposes if they are repeated.

Transferring from another school/college

If you are transferring from another college, you must have your official transcripts sent to JCs Registrar’s Office as soon as possible for evaluation. If you've been receiving GI bill benefits, complete the Change of Place of Training form
(22-1995 for Chapters 30, 31, 33, 1606, 1607) or (22-5495 for dependents or spouses of Chapter 35). Download the form from the link above.

Verifying Enrollment

Chapter 30, 1606, and 1607 students must verify with the VA, either by phone, 1-877-823-2378, or on the web, www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do (WAVE), that you are still attending class. The earliest this can be done is the last calendar day of the each month that you have been in attendance (it doesn't matter if it's a Sunday or holiday). Chapters 33, 35 and 31 do not have to verify at the end of each month.

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