Verifying Attendance

Report
Veteran Student Education
Benefits Orientation
Overview
• Requesting enrollment certification each
semester
• Montgomery GI Bill Monthly WAVE Verification
• Using Salukinet to check status of your account
• Specific information for GI Bill, Illinois Veterans
Grant, National Guard Grant and MIA/POW
Scholarship Users
• Valuable Web Sites and Phone Numbers
Certifying Enrollments with the VSO
• Each student is responsible for informing the Veteran Services Office when
they have registered for classes
– If the VSO has not been informed of an enrollment or changes in enrollment, a
certification will not be sent off
– If a class is added or dropped at any time, the VSO needs to be informed as well so the
appropriate amendments can be made
• Keep in mind that this is a recurring event. This should be done prior to the start of each
semester you are attending
• Certifications for upcoming semesters can be sent starting 60 days prior to
first day of class
– We may initially report $0 for Tuition and Fees to make sure we report early enough to
get monthly payment scheduled
– Post 9/11 GI Bill: VA will pay Tuition and Fees to University and Book Stipend to Student
no earlier than 12 days prior to 1st day of school
• “Normal” processing time to schedule payments is 14 days
• You will receive an e-mail at your siu.edu e-mail account when
certification is submitted
Verifying Attendance
• When to Verify
– Students using the Montgomery GI Bill Chapters
30, 1606 & 1607 can verify their attendance the
last day of the month for each month during the
enrollment period.
• Example: for the Spring semester, a student can verify
their attendance the last day of January or anytime in
February. For the month of February, you would verify
at the end of the month or anytime in March, and so
forth.
– Keep in mind it is always a month behind
How to verify attendance
• There are two options that students can verify
their attendance
– Option 1: Students can call the following number
(877)823-2378 to verify your enrollment.
– Option 2: Go the WAVE website @
www.gibill.ba.gov/wave/ to verify your
enrollment.
How to use WAVE
• For first time users
when you login, your
password will be the
last six digits of your
SSN and your file
number is your full SSN.
WAVE login Cont.
File number is your
Social Security
Number
Password/Pin is
the last six digits
of your SSN
Following your first login using the last six
digits of your SSN, you will be prompted
to a screen to change your password for
all future logins.
WAVE Cont.
• Once you have logged in
successfully you will be
taken to the WAVE
homepage where you can
easily:
– Verify enrollments
– See your Benefit status
information
– Change your address
– Change or enroll in Direct
Deposit
– And check your last WAVE
verification
Benefit Status Information
Enrollment period for
which you have been
certified for, total # of
credit hours, status and
monthly rate you are to
receive for enrollment
Verifying Monthly Enrollment
From the WAVE Homepage,
select Verify Monthly
Enrollment Status
Note: You will only be able to choose this
option when you have an enrollment to
verify. Once you have verified for that
month, it will not be an option till the next
month
Submit Verification of Enrollment
Always check your address to
make sure it is correct. If it
has changed, you can easily
change your address through
WAVE
Select Submit
Verification
Note: Always look at the enrollment period you
are verifying. Check the begin dates and end
dates and make sure the amount of credit hours
you are verifying are correct. If there not contact
the Veteran Services Office.
Select SUBMIT, to complete the
Verification
If at anytime this
information is incorrect or
you run into any troubles,
please contact the Veterans
Services Office by:
• Phone: (618) 453-1336
• Email: [email protected]
• Or in person (we are
located in Woody Hall
Room B258
Salukinet & How to Check Your
Account
Select MyRecords
Choose Which Ever Heading
Select My SIUC Student
Records
Then select Student
Click on all that apply.
GI Bill limits on course selection
• GI Bill requires courses to apply to degree program
– Exception for final semester to fill out full-time requirement
• Rate of Pursuit impacts monthly payment
• Online-only students may have reduced monthly payment
• Limit on re-taking a class to get a better grade
– Restricted to meeting graduation requirements
– Two failures may result in student debt to VA
• Impact of Add/Drop
– During Add/Drop Period – Refund must return to VA if paid by VA
– Non-Punitive Withdrawal – may result in student debt to VA
• One time waiver up to six credit hours
– Punitive Withdrawal – may result in student debt to VA
GI Bill and financial aid
• Pell Grant, Loans and undesignated
scholarships pay in addition to Veterans
Benefits
• Certain scholarships are restricted to Tuition
and Fees, can not double pay
– Illinois MAP Grant
– Tuition Waiver Programs
– Grad Assistanceship
Illinois Veterans Grant
• Part of your financial aid package
– Pays automatically with other forms of financial aid
– If you skip a semester you might need to call to restart IVG
• Adds and Drops
– Additional Charges will be covered by IVG
– If there is a Tuition/Fee Refund, it will go back to IVG
– If you drop with no refund, the points are burned…no refund,
no debt
• Fees IVG will not Pay
– Course specific Lab Fee
– Student to Student Fee ($3)
– Distance Education Fee ($59 per semester hour)
National Guard Grant
• Part of your financial aid package
– Pays automatically with other forms of financial aid
– Covers Tuition and Activity Fee
– YOU MUST Re-Apply each Fall
• Adds and Drops
– Additional Tuition Charges will be covered by NGG
– If there is a Tuition/Fee Refund, it will go back to NGG
– If you drop with no refund, the points are burned…no
refund, no debt
MIA/POW SCHOLARSHIP
• Part of your financial aid package
– Pays automatically with other forms of financial aid
– If you skip a semester you might need to call to restart
• MIA/POW Scholarship is a Tuition Waiver
• Adds and Drops
– Additional Charges will be covered
– If there is a Tuition Refund, it will go back to Scholarship
– If you drop with no refund, the points are burned…no
refund, no debt
Valuable Web Sites & Phone Numbers
Topic
Web Site
Phone Number
Veterans Services at SIU
veterans.siu.edu
618-453-1335
GI Bill information
www.gibill.va.gov
888-442-4551
Illinois Student Assistance
Commission (IVG, NGG &
MIA/POW)
www.collegezone.com
800-899-4722 (IVG & NGG)
217-782-3564 (MIA/POW)
Wave Monthly Verification
www.gibill.va.gov/wave/
877-823-2378
E-Benefits
www.ebenefits.va.gov
My Health E-Vet
www.myhealth.va.gov

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