The Veterans Assistance (VA) liaison is located in the Office of the Registrar. Assistance is given to veterans and dependents of eligible veterans to enable them to derive the maximum benefit from their veteran educational entitlements.
The VA representative and his/her contact assist students with questions and/or concerns related to the available benefits and their eligibility. The representative acts as the liaison between the veteran and the VA Regional Processing Office located in Atlanta, GA.
Once the student has completed all paper work for the initial term of enrollment, she/he must make contact each semester with the Office of the Registrar to ensure the certification process is being completed for the current term. The Office of the Registrar will not assume that the student wishes to receive benefits, regardless of the Chapter or level of entitlement.
Chapter 1606- Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve
Reserve or National Guard
Chapter 30- Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty
Chapter 35- Dependent Education Assistance (DEA)
Chapter 32-Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP)
Chapter 1607-Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)
Chapter 31-Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter 33-Post 9/11 GI Bill
More information related to Veterans Affairs and educational assistance, including applications, is available on the official website for VA assistance: www.gibill.va.gov. Students are encouraged to visit this website often to review the most current information.
Jimmy L. Smith
University Registrar and Certifying Official
1000 ASU Drive, 420
WWACB, Suite 201
You must complete and return the Veterans Information Worksheet in order to receive benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be able to receive advanced payment(s) from the VA?
No. Alcorn State University does not accept advance payments from the VA.
Can I have my checks sent directly to the University to pay my fees?
No. All payments will be either mailed to you or deposited directly into your personnel account.
How will I be paid?
Checks are mailed/deposited at the end of the month for the preceding month.
When should I expect my first check?
Normal processing time takes 6 to 8 weeks.
Can I repeat a class?
You may only repeat classes if:
· You did not make a passing grade;
· You made a D in the class but your major requires C or higher. In this case, you must provide written verification on letterhead from your college to the Office of Veterans Affairs stating that a C or higher is required for major requirements to be completed.
Do all my classes have to apply toward my degree?
Yes. To receive VA Educational benefits, you must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program and all of the classes you take must apply toward that degree.
Do Grade Point Average requirements (g.p.a.) vary?
In almost all cases the student must maintain a g.p.a. of 2.00 or better, in order that benefits will continue.
***Note: All registration processes for the veteran are overseen by the VA Contact here at the University, including but not limited to: schedule input, schedule modifications (drop/add), and major changes.***