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VA and Other Benefits

VA Benefits

To learn more about these programs, eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit www.vets.gov. 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Non-VA Military Benefits

The Elmira College Certifying Official for Veterans’ Benefits processes the enrollment verification for all VA and DoD beneficiaries and assists in the admissions process for all VA and DoD beneficiaries as needed.

Students who wish to utilize VA or DoD education benefits must meet with the Elmira College Certifying Official for Veterans’ Benefits to ensure proper certification.

Application Process

To apply for VA benefits and submit the necessary application materials to Elmira College:

It is the student's responsibility to make sure tuition and fees are paid in full.

Enrollment Certification Regulations and Student Responsibility

Students are expected to make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of a degree. Any changes in enrollment including change of major, change of course, course deletions, and complete or partial withdrawals must be reported to the Certifying Official for Veterans’ Benefits.

Failure to comply with the official school withdrawal procedure may affect both past and future benefits.

For in-depth information about education benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, eligibility requirements and current pay rates, please visit www.vets.gov.

Military Leave Policy

If you are called to active duty, inform your Academic Advisor and the Certifying Official for Veterans’ Benefits. Failure to comply could result in you incurring a debt to the VA.

Contact

If you need additional assistance, call toll-free 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor.

You may also contact the Elmira College Office of Financial Aid, (607) 735-1728, or the Certifying Official for Veteran’s Benefits in the Office of the Registrar, (607) 735-1895 for more information.

Certifying Official for Veterans’ Benefits
Lesia M. Fadale
Elmira College
(607) 735-1895
Fax: (607) 735-1759
lfadale@elmira.edu