Any military training you received that may qualify for college credit is evaluated by Western’s Veteran Specialist. While credits earned for military-related training do not factor into the admissions process, the academic content expert for the program may accept some or all of that credit and apply it toward your degree requirements. Provide the 退伍军人中心 (VMC) with your official military transcripts, 哪些可以通过订购 这个网站，并附上你的DD214(退伍证明)复印件。.
Federal and state laws extend the in-state tuition rate to honorably discharged veterans, 退伍军人家属, 以及国民警卫队和预备役的成员, 不管他们居住在哪个州, 前提是他们在西部大学上学期间住在威斯康星州.
Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits are divided into different “chapters.“我怎么知道我有资格读哪一章??
An outline of the different VA educational benefit chapters may be found toward the bottom of this VA网页. Note that the exact VA education benefit(s) you qualify for (you may qualify for more than one, and will need to decide which one it would be best for you to accept) can only be determined by the VA. 然而，西方的VMC可以提供帮助.
How many months of VA educational benefits (or entitlement) do I have left?
您可以通过转到 VA福利页面 完成以下步骤:
- Login to your existing account or register for an account (be sure to write down your username and password)
- When a security warning pops up while navigating through the site, follow these steps:
- 在“今天创建DS登录”部分, 回答问题, 然后开始“基本注册Lev”. 1.”
- Once your registration has been completed, upgrade your account and go through Remote Proofing.
- When proofing has been completed, go to e好处 and click Manage 好处, then Education,
- 在这一点上, Chapter 33 Post 9/11 recipients should be able to view and print your Post 9/11 GI Bill enrollment information, 这将作为你的资格证书(COE).
- Should you have trouble completing steps 5-6, try logging out and logging back in.
After your initial term has been completed, you will only need to resubmit a 认证申请表格 每一项.
Enrollment verification is a new requirement for Post-9/11 GI Bill students to verify that they have remained enrolled in the same courses or training every month. Students who receive Monthly 住房 Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments 他们的付款会被扣留吗 if they fail to verify or report that they are no longer enrolled in their courses or training. 简化流程, VA is providing the option to verify enrollment easily and securely via text message.
Will VA educational benefits cover the cost of remedial or deficiency courses?
Most VA educational benefit programs (or “chapters”) cover the cost of remedial or deficiency courses, but only if a placement test indicates that you need to take that type of course, or if the course is required as a prerequisite for another course in your program.
What happens if I change my schedule after I submit my certification request form?
马上通知VMC 电子邮件 so your new schedule can be reviewed to make sure the replacement course(s) are applicable to your program. (VA educational benefits only cover courses that fulfill the degree requirements for your program.)
在学期开始后，你有最多一年的时间来提交表格. 然而, 如果你想获得联邦和州的教育福利, or have the VA pay for your tuition (the latter applies only to those who qualify for Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 educational benefits), 你越早提交表格越好. 请记住，退伍军人可以优先注册, so you should be able to arrange and finalize your schedule well in advance.
退伍军人管理局会尽快处理你的福利, 但从你第一次申请开始，这可能需要几周的时间. 一旦你进入退伍军人管理局, though – and if you submit your 认证申请表格 before the start of each semester – your benefits should be provided to you continuously (with any monthly stipends paid at the end of each month during a semester).
The textbook stipend is paid as soon as your claim is processed so you should not wait for the stipend to arrive before ordering your textbooks. 基本房屋津贴(BAH), 与此同时, and all other monthly stipends are paid at the end of each month during a semester. 请记住，部分月份是按比例支付的. 例如, 如果是8月26日开始的秋季学期, your BAH payment will only be for the four days between August 26 and August 30 (provided your BAH certification was submitted in advance of August 26).
How many credit hours do I need to take to be classified as a full-time student?
Western requires students to take a minimum of 12 credit hours a semester to be classified as full-time. 然而, you should also check the credit-hour requirements to be classified as full-time by the VA educational benefits program through which you receive your benefits, 以及任何经济援助的目的.
What level of VA educational benefits am I entitled to if I’m not classified as a full-time student?
The VA calculates your benefit amount based on this “rate of pursuit” formula:
All students utilizing VA educational benefits must maintain certain standards of progress as detailed in the student handbook. If you do not meet Western’s standards of progress, VA educational benefits will be terminated. 使用WIGI账单的学生的累积GPA必须达到2分.0或以上.
不，如果你没有通过一门课程，你不必偿还退伍军人事务部的费用. You may repeat a course if it is required for your degree program and the VA will pay for it a second time. 然而, 如果你在截止日期后退课, 如果你收到了那门课程的钱，你必须偿还退伍军人管理局.
How do I drop or withdraw from a class, and will doing so affect my VA educational benefits?