VA Benefits – Flight Training

Posted: August 7, 2013 at 11:53 am

The Aviation Flight Training and Management minor is not currently approved for veteran education benefits. It is under review by VA and additional information on the status will be provided when available.

VA Benefits – Additional Resources

Posted: July 16, 2013 at 11:05 am, Last Updated: August 24, 2015 at 11:55 am

GI Bill GI Bill Overpayments and Debts Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) Mason Yellow Ribbon Program Apply for Veteran Benefits VA Pamphlets & Forms Payment Rates Buffalo Office Processing Times VA W.A.V.E. (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (Chapter 31) Chapter 31 Subsistence Allowance Rates Vocational Education Counseling Chapter 35 […]

VA Benefits – Yellow Ribbon Program

Posted: July 16, 2013 at 10:58 am, Last Updated: January 21, 2014 at 10:52 am

Mason Participation Beginning Fall 2012, all out-of-state undergraduate, graduate, and law students with 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits can participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program at Mason with the exception of active duty members and their spouses. The VA has determined that active duty members and their spouses are not eligible for […]

VA Benefits – In-Residence and Distance Learning Training

Posted: July 16, 2013 at 10:58 am, Last Updated: July 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

In-Resident Training In-residence training for undergraduate students consists of regularly scheduled standard class sessions (at least once every two weeks). The total number of hours of classroom instruction (based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour) must equal, or be greater than, the number of credit hours awarded for the course multiplied by the number […]

VA Benefits – Tutorial Assistance

Posted: July 16, 2013 at 10:57 am, Last Updated: August 24, 2015 at 11:26 am

You may be eligible for tutorial assistance if you meet certain prerequisites. Check out the requirements before making any financial commitments. According to VA guidelines, the following documentation will be required in order to certify an application for individualized tutorial assistance, which can only be for a deficiency in a course that is necessary for […]

VA Benefits – Tuition Assistance and Top Up

Posted: July 16, 2013 at 10:55 am, Last Updated: January 24, 2017 at 3:37 pm

The Third Party Billing Office in Student Accounts handles Tuition Assistance (TA) for military members. Tuition Assistance Top Up To be eligible for the Top-up benefit, you must be approved for federal Tuition Assistance by a military department and be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits or the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The amount of this benefit […]

Study Abroad

Posted: July 16, 2013 at 10:54 am

Study abroad fees generally are not included in the academic fees that are paid by VA. The only exception is when the study abroad is a mandatory requirement for an approved degree program. VA payments are generally limited to the equivalent undergraduate in-state tuition rate for the number of credit hours applicable to the student’s […]

VA Benefits – Rate of Pursuit

Posted: July 16, 2013 at 10:52 am, Last Updated: January 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

VA calculates rate of pursuit by dividing the number of credit hours (or credit hour equivalents) being pursued by the number of credits considered to be full-time by the school. The resulting percentage is the student’s rate of pursuit. The monthly housing allowance is paid if rate of pursuit is more than 50%, and the […]

VA Benefits – Avoiding Overpayments

Posted: July 16, 2013 at 10:50 am, Last Updated: August 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

An overpayment is an incorrect benefit payment that is more than the amount to which you are entitled. If you promptly notify the VA of changes affecting your benefits, you can prevent or reduce overpayments. In addition, use reasonable judgment when you accept and cash a check. Carefully read all letters from the VA about […]

VA Benefits – Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment)

Posted: July 16, 2013 at 10:48 am, Last Updated: December 17, 2013 at 10:41 am

To begin the transition to George Mason University, contact Military Services ( or 703.993.1316) located in the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus. After a student receives admission to the university, the VA case manager contacts Military Services at with the student’s authorization (VA Form 28-1905) to use Chapter 31 benefits. Military Services will […]