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Veterans Affairs Funding

Memorial University is an approved institution to receive Post-9/11GI Bill (Chapter 33) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VRE) (Chapter 31) benefits for those students who qualify.

Applying for Benefits

For information on getting started, applying for benefits, payment rates and for other resources, go to http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/get_started.asp

Once it has been determined that you are eligible for Veterans Affairs funding, you will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility by Veterans Affairs.

What is the Next Step?

Once you have decided to study at Memorial University and it's been determined that you are eligible, you must contact Rhonda Byrne (rlbyrne@mun.ca) at the Scholarships and Awards Office.

You must provide

  • Full Name
  • MUN student ID number
  • Social Security Number
  • Permanent U.S. address
  • Program of study
  • Certificate of Eligibility

You must also be registered for your courses.

Approved Programs

Memorial University has several approved programs for Veterans Affairs benefits. Click on list for details. If your prospective program is not listed, contact Rhonda Byrne at rlbyrne@mun.ca so an application can be made to Veterans Affairs for program approval.

The Veterans Affairs Process

Once we have the above information, we will complete the VA Enrollment Certification form and submit to Veterans Affairs for processing. This process is completed on a term-by-term basis. Payments for your VA benefits are made payable to Memorial University. You will be notified via your MUN email address that your payment has been received and that it will be applied to your student account.

Note that distance courses are not eligible for Veterans Affairs benefits. Changes to enrollment status and academic progress will be reported to Veterans Affairs which may impact your benefit eligibility.

Contact details for Veterans Affairs

Students calling from outside the United States can phone 1-716-857-3196 or 1-716-857-3197 during business hours, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST) Monday - Friday. Once connected, enter option 1 to be placed in a special priority queue. This is not a toll-free number, but the caller will be routed to the next available customer service representative for priority service.

 

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