Certifying eligibility for VA Education Benefits can take from 30 to 90 days and requires action from Wake Tech, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and, most importantly, the student.
The following actions must be completed before VA Education Benefits can be certified:
In addition to reporting any schedule changes, a student also must report any change in status to the Wake Tech Military & Veterans Services office, such as switching majors or programs of study and leaving or returning to school. Changes in enrollment or status that are not reported can result in overpayment, a lapse in payment or a reduction in benefits. Veterans should consider discussing potential enrollment changes with their academic advisor and the school certifying official.
Advanced Payment requests are traditionally due approximately six weeks before the start of each semester. Wake Tech has no way of knowing whether the VA will grant individual requests.
If the VA does grant an Advanced Payment request:
Students are responsible for paying tuition and fees by the due date they are given at the time they register for classes each semester.
Advanced Payment checks not claimed by the last day to add classes in each semester will be returned to the VA.