Before you are eligible to receive VA education benefits, you must be formally admitted to Seminole State. You must also submit a completed benefit application package to the College's Veterans Affairs specialist in the Student Services Building, room A-104I, on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. In general, your enrollment cannot be certified until the first day of the term for which you applied. Once you are certified, the VA requires six to eight weeks to process your award and begin payment.
Your initial educational award payment will be prorated if your enrollment term begins on any day other than the first of the month. To determine your first payment, the VA will:
The result of this equation reflects the amount you will receive for your first month of enrollment. You will begin earning your regular monthly rate after this initial payment.
Benefit payments are made at the end of each month.
You must have your enrollment certified by Seminole State at the start of each term to continue receiving VA education benefits. To do so, complete the Certification Request/Student Responsibility Agreement, and turn it into the Veterans Affairs Office on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. You do not have to resubmit the entire benefit application package.
If you are receiving education benefits through the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30 or 1606) or Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607), you must verify your enrollment on the last day of each month by calling 877.823.2378 or by using the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system on the GI Bill website. Your monthly payment will not be processed until you verify your enrollment.
Monthly verification is not required for Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) recipients.