Certificate of Eligibility Policy
ALL CHAPTER 33/ POST 9/11 RECIPIENTS MUST VERIFY ATTENDANCE BEGINNING JANUARY 2022
New or transitioning to Mason? Questions about VA process or benefits? Did you know that Veterans living in Virginia may qualify for In-State Tuition?
Contact the Office of Military Services for information and assistance.
Who can be certified to receive veteran education benefits?
- Post-9/11 GI Bill® applicants and recipients (active duty, veterans, dependents)
- Students using other VA benefits except Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment)
- Students already approved for Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment)
Veteran Registration Reporting Form
If you are a first time student at Mason you must submit a Certificate of Eligibility proving that you are entitled to a benefit.
Submit a VRRF for each semester of enrollment after your registration is finalized and no more changes are anticipated. If you make registration changes after submitting your VRRF, re-submit a VRRF change as soon as possible.
For summer terms, VA pays education benefits based on credit hour equivalents. VA makes the conversion. When enrollment periods overlap, credit hour equivalents for the period of overlap are combined. Contact VA at 888-442-4551 if you have questions about benefit payments.
To ensure continued benefit payments, update your address with VA by calling 888-442-4551. Most VA communication will be mailed to the address on file.
Please review the VRRF Navigation Guide for more information.
For information on a specific topic, please click the link below:
ALL CHAPTER 33/ POST 9/11 RECIPIENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO VERIFY THEIR ATTENDANCE BEGINNING JANUARY 2022. THIS WILL BE DONE WITH THE VA THROUGH TEXT MESSAGE OR TELEPHONE EVERY MONTH. (If attendance is not verified 2 months in a row, the VA will halt all payments to the student)
Call: 888-442-4551 to verify
Text: 202-519-4778, 202-519-1441, 202-915-1865 or 202-991-4607
(one of these 4 numbers will text message for students to opt-in to verify attendance)