Veterans

Virginia International University is proud to assist United States Military, Veterans and their dependents, who are eligible for Post 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33 benefits offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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VIU’s Certifying Officials will guide you throughout the veterans education benefits application and admission process and make the process of enrolling in university courses as simple as possible.

The Post 9/11 GI BI is available for those who have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service and are still on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001. You may also be eligible to qualify if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.
Find more information about eligibility and application process on our website.

Frequently Asked Question

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Am I eligible for VA Education benefits?

Only the Department of Veterans Administration can answer this question. We recommend that you contact the VA Education Center at 1-888-442-4551 for assistance with determining if you qualify for these benefits. They will be best able to explain what benefits you are entitled to.

I want to take classes at VIU. What do I have to do to enroll?

The first thing you should do is apply to VIU online. Once you have applied online, you will need to submit the required admission documents and fees associated with the program in which you plan to enroll in. For information on application requirements, we suggest that you visit the  Admission section of the website. If you need assistance throughout the admission process, please feel free to contact an Admission Officer. Once you have completed the admission process, and been accepted into the university, you will be registered for classes!

I have already been accepted by VIU. What do I do now?

Congratulations on your acceptance! Now that you have your acceptance letter, you are ready to register for your classes. You should first contact your admissions advisor to check in at the university, and then see your academic advisor to register for classes. Your academic advisor will assist you with picking the appropriate courses for your degree program. Once you have registered for your courses, you will need to meet with the VIU Certifying Official to discuss your education benefits. They will explain to you the process of certifying your enrollment and ensure that veterans education benefits are paid for the classes in which you have registered.

I have not yet received my Certificate of Eligibility. Is this okay?

Yes. You are encouraged to apply to VIU as early as possible, even if you have not received your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA. You can apply, be accepted, and register for classes without having this form in hand. This form is required for VIU to certify your enrollment with the VA, and to ensure that you receive the benefits in which you are entitled. This form must be received by the first day of classes.

How do I change my mailing address?

Changing your address is very simple. Just log into your student portal to make any necessary updates.

What should I do if I need to make an adjustment to my enrollment at VIU?

All students receiving veterans education benefits from the VA are required to meet with the Certifying Official at VIU immediately if there is a change in their enrollment. Both VIU and the student are required to contact the VA with these changes within 30 days of the enrollment change. Any change to enrollment many affect the benefits being provided to the student.