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The office of Financial Aid would like to thank all veteran for their service and welcomes you and your eligible dependents and spouses to Southwestern College.
Applying for VA Benefits
Choosing a Program
You may qualify for more than one type of VA education benefit. Since applying for a certain education benefit could affect your eligibility for others, you should consider your options before selecting a benefit program. VA provides resources to help you choose the best benefits for you:
VA Benefits Comparison Tool (https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/comparison_tool.asp)
Certificate of Eligibility
The first step for using your educational benefits at Southwestern College is to provide us with the Certificate of Eligibility you received from your VA benefits administrator. To obtain this this certification, please visit the eBenefits VA Page at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/apply#education
Can VA Educational Benefits be used at Southwestern College?
Yes, all three of our Master programs have been approved for VA benefits.
How do VA educational benefits affect a veteran’s other financial aid?
Most VA benefits are not considered when determining a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid. But VA funding may affect institutional aid.
Does Southwestern College Participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program?
No, Southwestern College does not participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
What benefits are Veterans eligible to receive? How much will those benefits be? When will a student receive their Veterans benefits payment?
Since Veteran benefits vary from student to student and chapter to chapter, the Financial Aid Office does not have this information. To obtain this information, contact the VA directly at 1-888-442-4551 or go to their website at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/.
How will Southwestern College certify my enrollment each quarter?
Upon registering for the quarter, the certifying official will certify your enrollment electronically on VA-ONCE. If your enrollment changes you must notify the Financial Aid Office. Your VA electronic certification will then be updated.