Veteran Education Benefits

Service members or veterans enrolled at the university can use Veteran Affairs (VA) education benefits under Chapter 31 and Chapter 33. Students can apply for these benefits online through the Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services.

Chapter 31 Benefits

Chapter 31 veterans need to confirm with their VRE Counselor to determine if they are authorized to attend Rutgers for the semester requested. Once confirmed and certified for the semester, Student ABC will report your tuition and mandatory fees to the VA after add/drop period.

Payments are received and applied towards your student account within 1-2 weeks after tution and fees have been reported to the VA.

Chapter 33 Benefits

Students using Chapter 33 benefits need to request verification by doing the following:

 Log in to MyVet Cert and check markupload supporting documents under 'My Supporting Documents' tab. This includes your DD-214, Certificate of Eligibility, NOBE, Commander Certificate, 22-1905 Form)

check markAfter 24 hours, log back in to MyVet Cert and complete the 'Request Enrollment Certification' portion and click 'Request Certification'

check markCheck the 'My Request' tab to verify your requested certification. If you do not see the current semester under the 'My Request' tab, you did not request certification. 

check markStudent ABC will be notified via email once you have been certified for the semester and your tuition and mandatory fees to the VA after add/drop period
Payments are received and applied towards your student account within 1-2 weeks after tution and fees have been reported to the VA.

RBHS VA Benefits (Chapter 31 & 33)

At the begining of each semester, Student ABC receives a list of students receiving VA benefits from the Registrar's Office. Following the add/drop period, the VA certifying officer notifies us how much will be covered for each student's tuition and fees. A term bill will then be sent back to the VA certifying official and we await payment from the VA. 

Students need to notify their VA certifying officer if they wish to waive their health insurance in order to prevent overpayments.

please note

  • The VA Certifying Official notifies Student ABC once your benefits are certified each semester. Please do not contact us during the processing and certifying period.
  • Students must complete and sign the RUHERE and Financial Responsibilities Statement (FRS) each semester.
  • Term bill late fees will not be charged to students using VA benefits. Students will continue to see a balance on their student account until payment has been received.
  • Veteran students will be placed on a list which will exclude them from receiving past due notices. RBHS students will have a credit placed on their student account to prevent them from receiving past due emails. 
  • Students responsible for housing and dining charges need to contact Student ABC to set up payment arrangements if they are awaiting their BAH stipend and are unable to utilize the Rutgers University Tuition Payment Plan (RUTPP). RBHS students can make payments or set up a payment plan through OnPlan.
  • Refunds will not be issued to Veteran students until their benefits have been paid by the VA. Students are encouraged to set up direct deposit for faster and more secure funds.
  • Chapter 31 benefits do not include health insurance coverage, Chapter 33 benefits includes health insurance coverage.