This five-step model briefly explains the process required for each MACU Student to receive his/her Veterans Educational Benefits.
The student will register for courses. The student will provide the necessary documentation for initiation of veterans educational benefits to the MACU Student Veteran Specialist.
When the student changes his/her course load by adding or dropping a course(s) the student will notify the MACU Student Veteran Specialist of the course load change.
Once the MACU Student Veteran Specialist receives the student’s notification, he will input course load changes to the student’s VA file and certify the changes.
Once a course load change is certified, the VA will either start benefits for courses added or stop benefits for courses that are dropped.
The VA will notify the student about changes made to his/her VA file via a confirmation email. The VA will also send a letter to the student at the beginning of every enrollment period notifying the student on remaining educational benefits.
Every student receiving Veterans Educational Benefits will supply this document which varies depending on what benefit the student gets. Students receive their COE from the VA unless the student is a Ch31 Vocational Rehabilitation beneficiary, then the student’s VA Counselor will supply a VA Form 28-1905.
If the MACU student received VA Educational Benefits while attending another school, the student will turn in a copy of VA Form 22-1995; unless the student is a Ch35 Dependent’s Educational Assistance beneficiary, who will turn in a copy of VA Form 22-5495.
All veterans should turn in their member 4 copy of their DD214. If the student is currently serving in the Armed Forces, they should provide a copy of their current orders.
Every MACU student receiving veterans educational benefits will fill out, update, and provide a copy of the SRA in the beginning of the fall and spring semesters (twice per year) along with their VA Educational update. Download the SRA
Every educational beneficiary receives an update on their benefits from the VA twice per year. A copy of this update will be turned in with an updated SRA.
The MACU Student Veteran Specialist (SVS) will ensure students get the VA Educational Benefits they deserve.
When a problem, question, or concern about a beneficiary is brought to the SVS's attention, SVS will ensure benefits are secured with other MACU offices and officials. Likewise, the SVS will communicate with Veterans Benefits Administration officials to ensure beneficiaries are properly awarded.
The MACU SVS will help those seeking military educational benefits in the following four ways.
SVS tells the VA what MACU courses each beneficiary is in, what the dates of those courses are, if the course is taken in-class or online, and how much the course costs.
*This is the information the VA uses to determine how much benefit the student will receive.
VA-Related Documents and Files
SVS gathers, updates, and manages each beneficiary’s VA files.
This includes providing parent letters to other schools a beneficiary may attend for supplemental courses as well as establishing whether a student should receive the MACU Military Service tuition discount.
When a problem, question, or concern about a beneficiary is brought to the SVS's attention, SVS will ensure benefits are secured with other MACU offices and officials.
Likewise, the SVS will communicate with Veterans Benefits Administration officials to ensure beneficiaries are properly awarded.
Answer Student Questions
The MACU Student Veteran Specialist does not have access to the VA information that a VA Representative has
Main website or all information concerning veterans educational benefits.
All veterans have access to this site and should maintain an updated profile to enter the site since virtually all VA-related files can be accessed the student’s eBenefits portal.
This is the site a student should go to if he/she needs to receive a Certificate of Eligibility for educational benefits. A copy of the student’s COE must be on file with the MACU Veteran Specialist before any coursework is certified.
This site will provide the amount of educational benefits each veteran will receive based on a selected school.
This website is for Ch30, Ch1606, or Ch1607 beneficiaries to verify enrollment on a monthly basis as well as access their records and benefits.
Any student receiving Veterans Educational Benefits can call this number at any time to speak to an educational counselor about his/her benefits. If a student does not have internet access, he/she can use this number to have forms and applications mailed to a private address.
To change or start direct deposit, beneficiaries should call this number.
The student will supply a copy of the Army Tuition Assistance Authorization from the GoArmyEd website to the MACU Student Veteran Specialist
The student will supply the Student Veteran Specialist with an authorizing form from their base/unit education office stating that the student will be given TA funds to pay for courses at MACU.