Certification of Benefits

Students who are eligible for educational benefits under Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606 and 1607, Title 38, U.S. Code should go to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  The Office of Undergraduate Admission counsels veterans and their dependents about their benefits and admissions policies, act as a liaison with the regional VA office and process Enrollment Certifications.  This office certifies federal education benefits payable under the G. I. Bill and military waivers for active duty personnel stationed in Texas and their dependents.

Certification of benefits begins approximately 45 days prior to the beginning day of the term in the order in which notification of registration for the semester was received and upon receipt of all required documents and completion of transcript evaluation.

Veterans will only be certified for courses that fit the requirements of the PVAMU degree plan filed which should agree with the one listed in the college catalog.  Each student is advised to obtain a copy of this degree plan from your college and refer to it prior to each registration. Each veteran should read the “Veteran’s Benefits” information located in the Admissions policies and procedures section of the current catalog.

Additionally, you must report any reduction in training time or changes in your schedule to the PVAMU Certifying Official as soon as the changes occur to prevent overpayment. Failure to report withdrawals could result in the loss of benefits dating back to the first day of the semester and subsequent liability for any resulting overpayment. You must report any changes in your enrollment or approved degree/program as they occur.

VA regulations prohibit payment for repeated courses (“A” through “D’ grades) or for courses that are not required for your approved degree/program.

You must request educational benefits each semester/term by providing a copy of your detailed registration schedule.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions/Certification Office is located in Anderson Hall, 1st Floor, Room 107.

Certifying Official
Angela R. Dickson, Ph.D.
Email: ardickson@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-3563


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