Franklin makes continuing your education both accessible and affordable. At Franklin, we’ll help you maximize your tuition dollars when you combine your veteran’s benefits with our competitive tuition rates.
VA Program Procedures
- Complete the Application for Benefits form on the VA's website and submit it to both the VA and the Franklin University Office of Military and Veteran Affairs (OMVA). You may contact the VA at 1.888.GIBILL1 (1.888.442.4551) to determine eligibility and Chapter number.
- Submit a Plan of Attendance (POA) each academic year in which you request benefits.
- 2017-2018 POA (17/SU, 17/FA, 18/WI)
- Students that are using or plan to use CH 31 Vocational Rehab benefits MUST contact their VA Representative for form 28-1905.
- If you used VA benefits in the past and have since changed schools or programs, the VA requires you to complete a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (22-1995).
Certification of Benefits
Upon receipt of all required documentation, a specialist will forward an Enrollment Certification (22-1999) to the VA Regional Office. The only exception is at the start of a new term; in which case an Enrollment Certification (22-1999) is sent three weeks prior to the start of the term.
Situations that may affect payment of VA benefits include the following:
- Repeated or audited courses
- Insufficient Academic Progress (Academic Probation or Suspension)
- Change or addition of major program
- Adding or dropping credit hours
- Developmental education courses not applicable to the degree
- Any education course in which a punitive grade of "Z", "NZ", or "W" is earned, or the student withdraws from class after the first day of class
- Non-receipt of official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities
Regulations require that all such items be reported to the VA so that adjustments can be made accordingly. Failure to notify the OMVA may result in overpayments or withholding of benefits.
Veteran Payment Policies
It usually takes 90 days after the start of classes for your first monthly check to arrive. The funds will be sent directly to your home address, with the exception of Post 911 GI Bill (Chapter 33) and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess Program (Chapter 31) students. After the initial claim is processed, a check will be sent at the end of each month for as long as the student remains eligible.
It is possible to request advance payment if the veteran and/or reservist is just beginning a college education or has not taken any classes for 30 days. Advance payment checks are sent directly to Franklin University's Business Office. To be eligible, students must:
- Be enrolled at least half time
- Request advance payment by contacting the Franklin University Office of Military and Veteran Affairs (OMVA) 60 days before the first day of the trimester so that forms are received by the VA regional office at least 45 days before the first day of the trimester. In addition, be sure to note your request for advance payment on your Plan of Attendance (POA).