Veterans Beneft Contract
This form is NOT necessary if you are only receiving CT tuition waiver.
Any questions or concerns regarding this form should be directed to 860-512-3375, 860-512-3362 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING
This form is for all veterans who receive GI Bill Beneﬁts from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Students must have this form
completed and signed by a counselor from the Advising and Counseling Center, SSC L120, prior to meeting with the School Certifying Ofﬁcial
(SCO). Student must initial each statement below.
____________ 1. You can only be certiﬁed for courses that are in the program into which you are matriculated. If you take courses outside of
your program, those courses cannot be certiﬁed for educational beneﬁts.
____________ 2. You MUST meet with a counselor in the Advising and Counseling Center (SSC, room L120) or attend a Next Step Advising
session before meeting with the SCO in SSC L101.The counselor will perform a curriculum check to verify courses you are
taking are eligible for beneﬁts.You may call 860-512-3320 to schedule an appointment with a counselor.
____________ 3. You are responsible for reporting changes in course load and attendance to the SCO. When dropping a course, you
must notify the SCO ASAP so that your certiﬁcation may be adjusted. The SCO can be contacted at 860-512-3375 or
email@example.com. Dropping courses after certiﬁcation may result in owing money to the VA.
____________ 4. You must verify your attendance by calling 1-877-823-2378. Students can also use the Web Automated Veriﬁcation of
Enrollment (WAVE) system located at www.gibill.va.gov/wave. Monthly veriﬁcation is required for Chapters 30, 35,
1606 and 1607 only.
____________ 5. You must notify the SCO immediately if you would like to change your chapter beneﬁt.To apply for a different chapter, you
must submit VA Form 22-1990 using the Veterans Online Application for Beneﬁts (VONAPP). The VONAPP system can be
accessed by going to www.va.gov (under Apply for Education Beneﬁts). Please bring a copy of VA Form 22-1990 to the SCO.
Applying for a different chapter on the VA website doesn’t change your chapter with the school automatically; you must
notify the SCO to ensure that you receive your beneﬁts in a timely fashion.
____________ 6. You must have all your required documentation for your chapter to be certiﬁed before meeting with the SCO. Please contact
the SCO if you have any questions regarding the certiﬁcation process. Please note: Certiﬁcation will NOT occur until all
of the required paperwork is submitted.
____________ 7. If you are receiving Chapter 33 beneﬁts, you must be taking seven credits or more in your major to receive the monthly
Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). If during the course of the semester you drop below the seven-credit threshold, you will
have to pay back the BAH for the entire semester. If you have extenuating circumstances, they must be submitted in writing
— along with documentation — to the SCO so that we may update your certiﬁcation. Please note: The VA makes the ﬁnal
determination as to whether or not repayment will be in order.
____________ 8. You must update your degree and/or program of study with the Registrar’s Ofﬁce and notify the SCO. You are also required
to ﬁll out VA Form 22-1995 (or VA Form 22-5495 for Chapter 35). This form can be found using the VONAPP system. Also,
please submit a copy to the SCO. When changing your program of study you will also be required to get an updated
____________ 9. You must have all ofﬁcial transcripts from past schools and/or military credit evaluations completed by the Admissions
ofﬁce immediately. This preliminary evaluation from Admissions will then be reviewed with a counselor to determine if any
previous credits will satisfy degree requirements. All applicable credits will be used toward the declared MCC major. If this is
not done, the SCO will not be able to certify beneﬁts until completed. The VA will not pay for coursework previously earned
at other college/universities or in the military.