Aug 12, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Using Veterans Affairs Benefits

Once accepted to the university, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all needed information is provided to the School Certifying Official (SCO). This includes, but is not limited to, a copy of the letter of eligibility from the VA and a copy of the DD-214.


Any covered individual will be able to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website - eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

1.  The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.

2.  90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Tusculum University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.


It is recommended when a student submits or amends registration, declares or changes major/catalog or changes VA benefits that the Veterans Service Office is notifed. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the Veterans Services Office when a grade of “F” is earned in a course. Failure to notify the Veterans Services Office in writing of any changes or failing grades may result in a balance owed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and/or Tusculum University.