While you attend Webster University, the Certifying Official at your home campus will certify your enrollment to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA approves applications and makes decisions regarding payment, issuance of checks, and eligibility. For specific questions regarding payment or eligibility, contact the VA directly at 888-442-4551. The most current information on the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other VA programs is available on the GI Bill website at www.gibill.va.gov.
1. Complete the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) electronically at www.ebenefits.va.gov. You must re-apply through VONAPP each time you request a different benefit, change schools, or change degree programs.
2. Provide a copy of your completed application to the Certifying Official at your home campus.
3. Once the VA processes and approves your application, you will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Provide a copy to the Certifying Official at your home campus.
1. Register for your classes using the pay code “VA.”
2. To reduce the risk of overpayment by the VA, Webster University certifies your enrollment after the drop deadline when course schedule changes are less likely to occur. If you have an unusual situation and need benefits as soon as possible, Webster will make every effort to certify your enrollment early. To request early certification, review, complete, and submit the Request for Early VA Certification form to the Certifying Official at your home campus. This form must be submitted EACH term you request early certification. Normal certification requires no additional action on your part.
3. If you are claiming benefits under Chapters 30, 1606, or 1607, you must verify your enrollment on the last calendar day of each month. Verification can be made online through the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) at www.gibill.va.gov or by phone through the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) at 1-877-823-2378. If WAVE or IVR does not reflect your current enrollment status, the VA has not completed processing your application or school certification. Continue trying to verify daily. To check the status, contact the Education Division at 1-888-442-4551.
4. Tuition payments are sent directly to Webster for Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation) and Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill). Under all other programs, students receive funds from the VA and are responsible for paying their own tuition. Payment is due at the end of the term.
5. Monthly Housing Allowance: If eligible, the monthly housing allowance is paid directly to you. Students receiving benefits under Chapter 33 must be enrolled MORE THAN half-time to receive the housing allowance. Full-time enrollment at Webster University is 6 credits (2 classes). For students eligible at the 100% benefit rate, at least one of the two classes must be in-residence (at a campus) to receive the full housing allowance. If both classes are online, entitlement is one-half the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents. Current rates are available online at http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/index.html.
6. Book Stipend: If eligible, the book stipend is paid directly to you. The stipend is based on your enrollment and is paid once per term ($41.67 per credit hour).
Contact the Certifying Official at your home campus if you have any questions.
Merritt Island Campus
Patrick AFB Campus
Student's last name A-M: Naomi Coleman, NaomiColeman38@webster.edu
Student's last name N-Z: Simmie Manning, SimmieManning84@webster.edu
Webster University is approved for Veterans Benefits by the State Approving Agency.