All students who wish to use their VA Education Benefits for their UNT Dallas courses should first register for classes. After you have registered for classes, please use the Required Documents Checklist to submit all required documentation.
Please note: All chapters require students to email their COE to the UNT Dallas Office of the Registrar for their initial certification. COE’s should be updated every calendar year after initial submission, except for Chapter 33 Post 9/11 students. Chapter 33 Post 9/11 students must submit a COE every term. All documentation should be sent to VACertification@untdallas.edu.
Chapter 33 Post 9/11 students can log into their e-benefits portal to obtain a summary of remaining benefit.
Chapter 35 Dependents' students should submit Form 22-5495. (Please allow up to 30 days for VA to process, so submit a request in advance).
All other chapters must submit Form 22-1995. (Please allow up to 30 days for VA to process, so submit a request in advance).
All chapters (excluding Chapter 33 Post 9/11) must submit an updated COE every calendar year after initial submission to be certified. Chapter 33 Post 9/11 students must submit a new COE or e-benefits summary every term.
Visit VA Military Records to find out how to obtain a DD-214 for yourself or for the veteran who is sponsoring your education benefits.
Yes. You must complete a VA Certification Request Form each semester after you register for classes. The VA Certification Request Form informs the School Certifying Official that you want to be certified for your classes and gives UNT Dallas permission to release your information to VA. Certification with VA is not automatic. Also, please be sure to submit the correct required documents for your chapter benefits. View the Required Documents Checklist.
VA will fund certified enrollment as far back as one year from the time of your certification.
Yes, transfer students must submit paperwork to VA to indicate that they are changing schools. Visit the VA Benefits page to learn how to request this change with VA. After, be sure to follow the UNT Dallas certification process.
First, students must submit an Academic Registration Form to the Office of the Registrar for the change to reflect in the system. Second, all adds, drops, and withdrawals must be reported to the UNT Dallas School Certifying Official. Please submit a Change Request Form when any changes related to enrollment, academic information, contact information, and/or benefits are made after initial certification. Depending on when you drop/withdraw from a course, you may owe money back to VA. Because of this, it is encouraged that you speak with VA at 1-888-442-4551 to understand benefit implications before making any schedule changes.
Please note the following:
VA calculates the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) based on a student’s Rate of Pursuit (ROP) (see below for explanation). Rate of Pursuit applies ONLY to Chapter 33 Post 9/11 students.
For example, full-time for undergraduate students is 12 credit hours at UNT Dallas.
6 credit hours is 50% ROP (6 ÷ 12 = 50%)
7 credit hours is 60% ROP (7 ÷ 12 = 58%, would be rounded up to the nearest tenth, which is 60%)
ROP determines whether a student receives or does not receive the housing allowance. If the ROP is more than 50% the student receives the housing allowance. If the ROP is 50% or less, then the student does not receive the housing allowance.
Please note the following are not eligible for MHA:
Students whose enrollment is exclusively distance learning are eligible for a monthly housing allowance equal to 50% of the national average of all Basic Allowances for Housing. Please speak with a UNT Dallas VA Certifying Official for questions on whether a given blended/hybrid class will meet the requirements to be considered on-campus training for MHA purposes.
Chapter 33 Post 9/11 students must have at least one class in-person to receive their full housing allowance. Students whose enrollment is exclusively online are eligible for a monthly housing allowance equal to 50% of the national average of all Basic Allowances for Housing.
Yes, however not all repeated courses may be certified for VA purposes. If you fail a course or receive an unsatisfactory grade (e.g., you did not make the grade required by the academic department for degree credit), you may repeat the course and receive VA Educational Benefits for the same course as needed.
Courses that were successfully completed may not be certified for VA purposes if they are repeated (e.g., you received a B in a class and you were required to receive a C or better). VA will not pay benefits to repeat courses solely for improving a student’s GPA. Therefore, not all repeated classes can be certified.
Please note that VA will not pay for any associated repeated course fees.
For those who have not used their VA benefits in the past, please allow VA at least 30-45 days to process your application. If you are approved for the benefit, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from VA in the mail. For updates on processing times, you can contact VA directly at 1-888-442-4551.
You may contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (1-888-442-4551). If you are using Chapter 33 Post 9/11 benefits, you may also utilize your e-benefits portal.
If you have eligibility and benefits remaining, they can be used towards a second undergraduate or graduate degree.
Approval for Federal Tuition Assistance is granted through your respective Service/Branch. Check with your respective Service/Branch Education Office for eligibility and enrollment requirements to ensure you make an informed decision. Once approved, please follow the steps to request certification.
No. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows schools to enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition and fees that exceed the basic amounts payable by VA. This is typically needed for students who are charged out-of-state tuition and fees.
Payments are made at the first of each month for the prior month's attendance. For example, you would receive a payment in March for attendance during the month of February.
Please note that under the following circumstances, you may receive only a partial payment:
If you have received an email from our office notifying you that you have been certified, and it has been more than 30 days, you will need to reach out to VA directly (1-888-442-4551).
Yes. Miscellaneous fees are not covered. If you have a question about a fee you have
been charged and whether or not VA will pay it, please email email@example.com.
Exception: Some fees may be approved for Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness & Employment students by their VR&E Counselor.
If you are receiving any scholarship that covers only tuition and fees and you are receiving Chapter 33 Post 9/11 benefits, then yes. The amount of scholarship received will be deducted from the tuition and fees reported to VA. This does not affect other benefits (housing stipend, book stipend, etc.) as these are based off the credit hours you are enrolled in, not the tuition and fees reported to VA.