Apply for admission with Saint Martin's.
Apply for benefits through
www.va.gov, the VA requires up to 30-45 days to process any
paperwork submitted to them. Once eligibility and rate of
percentage has been determined, a certificate of eligibility
(COE) is mailed to your home address. Once the COE is received
the veteran must provide a copy of the COE to the Registrar’s
Dependents approved to utilize benefits must also apply for
benefits online through the VA website. The dependent will
receive notification of the transfer approval.
If you are a transfer student and have used your benefits at
your prior institution, you need to provide a copy of the COE
and fill out the Request for Change of Program or Place of
Training (22-5495). COE’s may be obtained through your prior
institutions veterans representative. Change of Program or Place
of Training is available in the Registrar’s Office or on the VA
Once registered complete the SMU Request for
Certification Form and submit it to the Veteran’s
Representative. This is the only way the VA Rep will
know you are planning to attend SMU and that you want to
use your benefits. After completing the Request for
Certification Form you will be certified electronically
by the VA Rep to the VA.
Saint Martin's Veterans Certification Policy
For veterans certification the veteran or dependent must
provide a certificate of eligibility prior to being certified.
They must first be registered for courses that they are being
certified. Saint Martin’s University will not pre-certify for
courses in advanced, students must be registered under advisor
approval. Saint Martin’s will not participate in accelerated pay
if student is using Chapter 33. The VA pays directly to the
school, tuition and fees should not be reported to the VA prior
to bills being assessed to ensure accuracy of tuition and fees.
If student is certified prior to proof of entitlement and
registration the student may incur debt to the VA, which will
become the student’s responsibility not the institution. The VA
certifying official is responsible for reporting tuition and
fees directly to the VA and must keep records as accurate as
possible so the student is not liable for mistakes by the
institution, VA and certifying official.