Financial Aid

I want to use my VA benefits...what do I need to do?

I want to use my veteran benefits...what do I do?

  • Apply for admission as a degree-seeking student.
  • Determine which educational benefit you are going to use. Visit: www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/veterans-benefits/va-chapters/ for an explanation of chapters.
  • Apply for benefits:
    • Chapters 30, 33 and 1606 will apply at vets.gov
    • Chapter 33 transfer of entitlements, Chapter 35 and transfer students will use the VA Online Application System (VONAPP), vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/
    • Once completed VA will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility which typically takes approximately two weeks to receive.
  • Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the LCSC Veterans Coordinator.
  • Submit your DD-214 Member 4 copy to the LCSC Veterans Coordinator.
  • Send your official military transcripts to LCSC. Visit www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/veterans-benefits/military-transcript-requests/ for information on submission.
  • Once you have registered for classes, you must notify the LCSC Veterans Coordinator that your class schedule is finalized.
    • You can email veterans@lcsc.edu confirming your schedule is finalized or stop by the Financial Aid Office. If you choose to email, it must be sent from your LCMail account.
    • Monthly attendance verification is required for Chapter 30, 1606 & 1607 students. Visit: www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/veterans-benefits/attendance-verification/ for more information.
    • All students must complete this process every semester.
    • Certification and payment will be delayed if this process is not completed.
  • You will receive an email from VA indicating you have been certified.
  • Be familiar with the LCSC enrollment policy for students receiving VA education benefits found here: www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/veterans-benefits/lcsc-va-enrollment-policy/

I need to transfer my veteran benefits to LCSC...how do I do it?

  • Apply for admission as a degree-seeking student.
  • You must submit a Change of Program/Location Form to VA & the LCSC Veterans Coordinator.
    • This form can be completed through the VA Online Application System (VONAPP).
    • A paper version is also available to submit to VA & the LCSC Veterans Coordinator:
      • 22-1995 (For all chapters except Chapter 35)
      • 22-5495 (For Chapter 35 students only)
    • Once completed, VA will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility which typically takes approximately two weeks to receive.
  • Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the LCSC Veterans Coordinator.
  • Submit your DD-214 Member 4 copy to the LCSC Veterans Coordinator.
  • Send your official military transcripts to LCSC. Visit www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/veterans-benefits/military-transcript-requests/ for information on submission.
  • Once you have registered for classes, you must notify the LCSC Veterans Coordinator that your class schedule is finalized.
    • You can email veterans@lcsc.edu confirming your schedule is finalized or stop by the Financial Aid Office. If you choose to email, it must be sent from your LCMail account.
    • Monthly attendance verification is required for Chapter 30, 1606 & 1607 students. Visit: www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/veterans-benefits/attendance-verification/ for more information.
    • All students must complete this process every semester.
    • Certification and payment will be delayed if this process is not completed.
  • You will receive an email from VA indicating you have been certified.
  • Be familiar with the LCSC enrollment policy for students receiving VA education benefits found here,  www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/veterans-benefits/lcsc-va-enrollment-policy/

It has been more than two weeks and I haven't received my certificate of eligibility...what do I do?

If you submitted your application for benefits and have yet to receive your Certificate of Eligibility, contact the VA Regional Education Office at 1-888-442-4551.

I do not have my DD-214...how do I get a copy?

Which educational benefit should I use at LCSC?

How do I request my military transcripts?

Information on requesting your military transcripts can be found here: www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/veterans-benefits/military-transcript-requests/

I have not received a payment and tuition is due...what do I do?

  • You need to set up a payment plan with Student Accounts to avoid accruing late fees.
  • Once you have registered for classes, you must notify the LCSC Veterans Coordinator that your class schedule is finalized.
    • You can email veterans@lcsc.edu confirming your schedule is finalized or stop by the Financial Aid Office. If you choose to email, it must be sent from your LCMail account.
    • Monthly attendance verification is required for Chapter 30, 1606 & 1607 students. Visit: www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/veterans-benefits/attendance-verification/ for more information.
    • All students must complete this process every semester.
    • Certification and payment will be delayed if this process is not completed.
  • Contact VA Education at 1-888-442-4551 to discuss the delay of payment.
  • Note: If you did not receive an email from VA informing you of your certification, you may want to contact the LCSC Veterans Coordinator to ensure there are no problems.

I am a current student at LCSC, do I need to do anything in future semesters to continue using my benefits?

  • All students must email the Veterans Coordinator each semester verifying that their class schedule is finalized.

How much and when do I get paid when using an educational benefit?

  • If using the Post 9/11 GI Bill, your tuition & fee payment will be paid directly to the school.
  • All benefits have a monthly stipend that will be sent directly to you for the use of educational expenses.
    • This can be direct deposited into your account. Call 1-877-838-2778 if you are unsure if you’ve set up direct deposit.
  • Visit www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/resources/benefits_resources/rate_tables.asp for the current rate tables.

All of my credits were not certified...why?

  • The VA only allows courses which apply to your degree to be certified. Ensure all the courses you are taking are required for your degree.
    • If you changed majors, see I changed my major; will this affect my veteran benefits?
  • Contact the Veterans Coordinator for clarification.

I changed my major; will this affect my veteran benefits?

  • You need to complete a Program Information Form (PIF) indicating your current major and submit it to the Admission Office.
  • You must submit a Change of Program/Location Form to VA & the LCSC Veterans Coordinator.
    • This form can be completed online through the VA Online Application System (VONAPP).
    • A paper version is also available to submit to VA & the LCSC Veterans Coordinator:
      • 22-1995 (For all chapters except Chapter 35)
      • 22-5495 (For Chapter 35 students only)
  • Failure to do either of these will result in delay of certification and payment.

I'm failing a class, will this affect my benefits?

  • Failure of course(s) will be reported to VA.
  • VA will only pay for the repeat of a failed course one time.
  • You may be required to re-pay a portion of your tuition to VA.

I need to withdraw/add a class, will this affect my benefits?

  • Any changes made to your course schedule need to be reported to the LCSC Veterans Coordinator.
  • If withdrawing from a course drops you below half-time, your current payment rates may change.
  • Withdrawing from courses after the allowed drop period may result in a debt with VA.

I want to take a semester off; can I continue using my benefits when I return?

  • Yes, you are able to use your benefits as long as you have remaining eligibility.
  • When you decide to return, you will need to provide the Veterans Coordinator with an updated Certificate of Eligibility.

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