Information for Veterans or Dependents of Veterans
Eligible for Veterans Administration Educational Benefits
Carson-Newman University has been approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to provide programs and courses of instruction to veterans of the United States Military or dependents of deceased or disabled veterans who are eligible for educational benefits.
HOW TO APPLY:
- Veterans: Complete the VA Educational Benefits (Form 22-1990) and submit to the Veterans Admissions Regional Processing Center. For a quicker response, complete the form on line at http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application. The application for VA Educational Benefits (Form 22-1990) must be completed and submitted to the Veterans Administration Regional Processing Center by the veteran or the dependent of the veteran if benefits are being transferred.
Dependents of Veterans: Complete the VA Educational Benefits (Form 22-5490) and submit to the Veterans Admissions Regional Processing Center. For a quicker response, complete the form on line at http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application. The application for VA Educational Benefits (Form 22-5490) must be completed and submitted to the Veterans Administration Regional Processing Center by or the dependent of the veteran.
- Complete the Statement of Understanding form for Carson-Newman University. This form serves as the institutional application.
- Submit the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or (NOBE) to the School Certifying Official.
- Submit a copy of your DD-214. All veterans, National Guard, and Army Reserve
recipients must submit a copy of their DD-214 to the Registrar’s Office for evaluation
for transfer credit.
- Veterans who have served on active duty must also provide a copy of their AARTS
Once the student has all supporting documents on file, is accepted for admission, pays the enrollment deposit and registers for classes, the University Registrar, who serves as the VA School Certifying Official, will submit the enrollment certification (Form 22-1999) for eligible VA Educational Benefits Recipients to the VA processing office. Enrollment certifications are submitted after the eligible student has completed the registration process. Applications and all supporting documents should be submitted at least eight weeks before the start of the first semester of enrollment for first time recipients. Certifications for first time Chapter 35 beneficiaries cannot be submitted until after the first day of class attendance of the first term of enrollment. They may be submitted 60 days in advance after the first term of attendance.
Recipients who have received VA educational benefits and plan to transfer to C-N from another college or university ust complete and submit a Change of Program or Place of Training Application (Form 22-1995). Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must also be submitted in order to determine prior credit.
Federal guidelines and regulations are specific regarding eligibility to receive veteran’s educational benefits. Eligible recipients must be pursing an educational objective, which is defined at Carson-Newman as leading to a bachelors or master’s degree. Recipients must be degree seeking students and designate an approved major and program of study.
Courses approved for certification are those that are required for the recipient’s major and program of study. Recipients of educational benefits must work closely with an academic advisor to make certain that courses taken are part of degree requirements for their chosen academic program. Excessive elective courses or courses in which a passing grade has been earned (except for courses in which a grade of “C” or higher is required) will not be approved for certification.
Students receiving educational benefits are responsible for notifying the University Registrar for any change in enrollment that would affect receipt of educational benefits. Satisfactory attendance, conduct and progress, as defined by the University, must be maintained in order to continue receiving benefits. VA Educational Benefits recipients who are placed on academic probation, must raise their academic standing to meet academic progression standards by the end of the second semester on probation in order to continue receiving VA educational benefits. Students receiving VA Educational Benefits whose probationary period exceeds two consecutive terms will not be certified for educational benefits until satisfactory academic standing is achieved.
The Carson-Newman University VA Educational Benefits Recipient Statement of Understanding must be signed and submitted to the School Certifying Official before enrollment certifications will be processed.
Some chapters require monthly self enrollment verification on the http://www.gibill.va.gov/ website.
For additional information concerning Veterans Educational Benefits, please contact Mrs. Dagmar Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 865-471-3224. You may also contact the University Registrar, Mrs. Sheryl Gray, email@example.com, who serves as the VA School Certifying Official.