The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) provides education benefits to eligible
servicemembers, Veterans, and their dependents or survivors. The UNT Dallas Office
of the Registrar certifies enrollment for students using VA educational benefits.
Veterans and Veteran dependents who are enrolled at UNT Dallas and would like to use
VA benefits, please follow the steps below.
To receive educational benefits from VA, students must apply for benefits. VA will
review the application to determine eligibility. Learn more about VA's educational
benefits and the application process at VA.gov, VA Education Benefits, or VA Education and Training.
After VA receives your application, they will review it and determine your eligibility for the benefit for which you applied. VA will then mail you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) detailing your eligibility.
Veterans using Chapter 30, 31, 33, and 1606 education benefits, a copy of your military
transcripts will need to be sent to VACertification@untdallas.edu.
Need to request a military transcript?
Before students can be certified at UNT Dallas, they must be enrolled in the term in which they wish to be certified. Register for classes when registration opens through MyUNTD. See Academic Calendar for dates.
Please be aware, waitlisted courses will not be certified until enrollment is established, at which time a Change Request Form will need to be submitted. Courses awaiting substitution will also not be certified until a completed and approved Degree Audit Adjustments Form is received by the UNT Dallas Office of the Registrar.
Once steps 1-3 are complete, you can now request certification with UNT Dallas. Required documentation is dependent on the chapter benefits you are receiving. View Required Documents Checklist per chapter. All required documents must be submitted via email to VACertification@untdallas.edu.
Please be aware that you must request certification for each term you wish to use your benefits. Note: if at any point after initial certification you make any changes related to enrollment, academic information, contact information, and/or benefits, you must inform the UNT Dallas School Certifying Official by submitting a Change Request Form to VACertification@untdallas.edu. Please be aware that VA will not certify courses that are not listed on your degree plan.
Please see below for when to start requesting certification:
No submissions will be accepted after last class day before finals.
Once all documents are submitted, our certifying official will review your request. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing and 5-7 business days during high volume time periods (e.g., beginning of term, preparation for commencement, etc.).
The School Certifying Official may take 3-5 business days for processing and 5-7 business days during high volume time periods (e.g., registration period, preparation for commencement, etc.) once your completed request is received.
The tuition and fee bill for Chapter 33 students will be sent after census date for each session within the term to VA. The Office of Student Business Services sends the tuition and fee bill for Chapter 31 students after the census date for the last session of term. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for census date. An automated email will be sent verifying tuition and fees have been requested from VA for payment to the university. Please be aware VA can take up to 30 days to remit payment to UNT Dallas.
Chapter 31 and 33 students will continue to see a balance on their account (from the time the completed certification request is received) pending payment from the Third Party Payment posting.
Only Chapter 33 covers tuition and fees (at the approved benefit percentage level). If VA does not remit payment to UNT Dallas for tuition and fees, sends a lesser amount, or requests payment back, the student will be responsible for paying the balance.
Chapter 33 students who have submitted requests for certification will continue to see a balance on their account but will not be dropped (from the time the completed certification request is received) pending payment from VA.
Although you might be receiving VA education benefits, it is encouraged that all students complete a FAFSA even if they think they are not eligible for additional aid. FAFSA information is often used to determine eligibility for scholarships and used to determine eligibility for certain types of emergency aid. Please be aware, scholarships that are “tuition specific” will reduce the amount of tuition covered by Chapter 33 benefits. See FAFSA Basics.