Applied to ODU and was accepted for admission.
Enrolled for classes relevant to degree program.
Received a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.
Ensure your program is approved for VA benefts via WEAMS.
If you've previously used your benefits at another institution, click here to fill out the 22-1995 form and transfer them to ODU.
To receive your VA benefits, you need to apply here.
Submit your Veterans Clearance Form at least 30 days prior to the start of the term.
All students using G.I. Bill® benefits must have their enrollment certified by the ODU School Certifying Official to receive their educational benefits. To initiate the certification process, you must complete a Veterans Clearance Form.
ODU School Certifying Officials (SCOs) begin reporting enrollment to the V.A. 30 days before the first day of your class start dates. This first step will trigger the V.A.'s disbursement of your educational benefits. Depending on your chapter, this can include BAH, book stipends, or other monthly allotments. Tuition and fee coverage come later. Check additional chapter information down below for more specific details.
Our staff notifies the Office of Finance to place a tuition deferment on your account. Deferments prevent your account from accruing late fees as we wait on payment from the V.A. If you submit a late clearance form after getting late fees, they should be reversed within 1 week.
Note: Chapter 31 students and Engineering Management students in the Portable Media Program do not need to complete the Veterans Clearance Form. Chapter 31 students will coordinate with their assigned VA Educational Counselor. Engineering Management students in the Portable Media Program will coordinate with the Engineering Management department
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 Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill