There are at least 4 educational assistance programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs that you can apply for at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. Visit http://www.benefits.va.gov for detail on how to apply.
- Chapter 30 – Montgomer GI Bill – Active Duty
- Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill
- Chapter 35 - Survivors’ and dependents’ educational Assistance
- Chapter 106 - Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve
* Midwest College of Oriental Medicine is NOT eligible for the following education assistance programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs:
- Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation
- REAP, VEAP
If you have never received Veterans Education Benefits, you will need to print or complete online, the application from the Department of Veterans Affairs. applications are designed to obtain the necessary information to determine eligibility. After you receive your Notice of Eligibility letter, deliver it to the Financial Aid Director and she will give it to the Veterans Certifying Official.
After your application has been processed through the Department of Veterans Assistance, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility. This certificate indicates the type of benefit you will receive, how many remaining months of benefits you have as well as when they expire.
Once the Certifying Official receives your eligibility for benefits, he will certify your enrollment based on the number of credits you are registered for and will submit it the Department of Veterans Assistance. Processing is usually two to four weeks before payment authorization is granted. You will be paid retroactive to the beginning of the term.
All students who receive Veterans Educational benefits are required by law to keep the MCOM Veterans Certifying Official informed of the following:
- Enrollment Status
- Changes in Credit or withdrawals
- Changes in degree or program
- Change of address
- Change in dependents
Students receiving Veterans Educational Benefits are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress established under MCOM policy. Under Title 38, United Stated Code Sections 1674 and 1724 it is stated that education assistance benefits to veterans be discontinued when student ceases to make satisfactory progress. Benefits will be terminated for students who do not continue to make satisfactory progress.
Students that receive educational assistance under Chapters 30,33,35 and 106 are eligible for assistance to cover the cost of a tutor when the student has a deficiency in a subject required for graduation. You must submit a letter from your instructor indicating tutoring is necessary. the maximum benefit is $1200. a charge to entitlement will be made for assistance received in excess of $600 by chapter 30, and 106.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Midwest College of Oriental Medicine at 800-593-2320 and ask for the Veterans Certifying Official. You can also contact your local VA Representative for benefit information by calling 800-827-1000 or visit www.gibill.va.gov to locate your nearest VA Representative.