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    Andrews University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018

Veterans Services


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Veterans’ Education Benefits & Services. The University is approved for certification of students eligible to receive educational assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). The DVA determines eligibility for Veterans (VA) educational assistance. Their regional office is located in St. Louis, Missouri. University services for students who receive educational assistance through the DVA are located in the Administration Building, first floor, in the Office of Student Financial Services. Information concerning VA educational assistance may be obtained by phone 269-471-3286, email veterans@andrews.edu or a visit to the Office of Veterans Services. VA forms used for making application for educational assistance are available at the GI Bill webpage: VETS.gov; a printed copy of an approved application submitted online to the VA will be required by the University’s Office of Veterans Services.

It is the responsibility of the student to complete a Veterans Registration form every term to continue receiving educational benefits. The form is available in the Office of Veterans Services. Each term the required Certification of Enrollment (VA Form 22-1999) will be electronically submitted by the University’s Veterans School Certifying Official (SCO) to the VA Regional Processing Office after the last day to add or drop a course. An earlier date for certification may be requested if the veteran feels certain his/her schedule will not be changed.

Students receiving benefits are expected to attend all classes and to progress satisfactorily toward their objective. Any change of degree program, change with class registration or withdrawal from school must be reported immediately to the SCO in the Office of Veterans Services. Failure to comply with VA regulations may result in loss of benefits and/or legal action on the part of the DVA. If the student does not make satisfactory academic progress and is academically dismissed from the University, the DVA is notified and all veterans’ benefits are ended by the DVA. If a veteran is academically dismissed from the University but is later readmitted, the VA benefits cannot be resumed until the veteran has met the University requirements for reinstatement.

If the veteran requires academic accommodations due to a disability, he/she should contact the Student Success Center in Nethery Hall to coordinate the University’s accommodations. Student Success can be contacted at 100 Nethery Hall, success@andrews.edu or 269-471-6096.

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment. The University is approved for enrollment certification of veterans with service-connected disabilities who are eligible to receive Chapter 31, Title 38, U.S.C. educational assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. University services for veterans are coordinated through the Veterans Certifying Official in the Office of Veterans Services which is located in the Administration Building, first floor, in the Office of Student Financial Services. Information concerning educational assistance and campus procedures may be obtained by phone 269-471-3286, email veterans@andrews.edu, website andrews.edu/sfs or by visiting the Office of Veterans Services.

The veteran should make contact with the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Office (28), Detroit Regional Office at 313-471-3800. Veterans use VA Form 28-1900 to apply for the Chapter 31 benefit. The form is available online at VETS.gov. Information and instructions are included on the reverse side of the application form. Following receipt of the application in the regional office, VA will make a determination of eligibility. If the veteran is eligible, VA will schedule an appointment with a Counseling Psychologist (CP) or Rehabilitation Counselor (RC) for an initial evaluation to establish the veteran’s entitlement to vocational rehabilitation. Contractors may be utilized to assist in working with the veteran to gather information needed for the CP or RC to make an entitlement determination. The VRE case manager will provide VA Form 28-1905 Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status. This form is required for certification of enrollment which will be submitted to the VRE by the University Veterans Certifying Official in the Office of Veterans Services.

If the veteran requires academic accommodations due to a disability, he/she should contact the Student Success Center in Nethery Hall to coordinate the University’s accommodations with those provided by the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Office. Student Success can be contacted at 100 Nethery Hall, success@andrews.edu or 269-471-6096.