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VA Education Benefits

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Transfer of Education Benefit

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill® to dependents. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 33.

** The Monthly Housing Allowance is not payable to individuals on active duty or those enrolled/certified at half time or less.

VA Chapter 33 Payment Posting Policy

VA is providing a reimbursement and not a guaranteed advanced payment of tuition and fees. UT Arlington will provide a Courtesy Do Not Drop for Non-Payment Hold on student accounts if ALL required documents are received and they complete their Certify Online by the published deadlines. Students who do not meet the deadline are responsible for payment of tuition and fees through Student Accounts.

If you are using Post 9/11 benefits and meet the certification deadline for a term, your Do Not Drop will be visible in your Student Services Center. Go to the home page and look at the top right under HOLDS. Do Not Drops will be placed on your account within 7 days of an accurately submitted online certification. (Fall Do Not Drops will not be added until July)

Complete Certification requests received by the published deadline for the term will be worked in the order they are received.

For all terms, initial certifications are submitted to the VA for HOURS ONLY. This will provide the VA with the information they need to issue housing and book stipend benefits.  Tuition and fees will be updated following the Census Date, as shown on the UTA academic calendar.  After the initial submission of tuition and fees to the VA, it will take approximately 3-6 weeks for funds to be dispersed into your student account.

AO (Accelerated Online) Students who are receiving less than 100% Ch.33 are responsible for paying for the difference prior to the start of class.

Documents may be submitted by Fax:817.272.7013 or Email: va@uta.edu.  Please include your UTA Maverick ID (ex: 1001123456)

INITIAL CERTIFICATION

Step 1

Complete VA Form 22-1990 or VA Form 22-1995 via vets.gov

Step 2

Submit the required documents to the UTA VA Office:

  • VA Certificate of Eligibility

  • Official Degree Plan, signed by your Academic Advisor (classes enrolled in must be listed)

Step 3

Complete UTA's Certify Online Form EACH semester by the deadline. Deadlines are available on the VA Home Page.

RENEWAL CERTIFICATION - required EACH semester

Step 1

Submit an updated Official Degree Plan, signed by your Academic Advisor IF courses you are enrolled in are not on file with the UTA VA Office.

Step 2

Complete UTA's Certify Online Form EACH semester by the deadline. Deadlines are available on the VA Home Page.

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