Shenandoah University supports veterans, active duty, and their dependents in their endeavor to attain degrees in higher education.
To assist veterans and dependents a simple checklist is provided below as well as some helpful links.
- Enroll for the VA benefits online by using the Veterans Online Application.
- Contact the Office of Admissions to complete an application to Shenandoah. The Admissions staff will guide you through the admission and enrollment process.
- Order your military transcript
- Apply for financial aid to help with costs not covered by VA benefits.
- Contact SU Military Liaison
Office of the Registrar
1460 University Dr.
Winchester, VA 22601
VA Certifying Official
The VA Certifying Official is the liaison between Shenandoah University and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The School Certifying Official (SCO) for Shenandoah University is the Assistant Registrar, Niccole Gatliff. The SCO is responsible for reporting student enrollment information (term dates and credit loads) to the VA so benefit payments are disbursed. Students with VA Benefits must enroll for the VA benefits online by using the Veterans Online Application. Once the student has enrolled online it may take up to 12 weeks to receive the Certificate of Eligibility. Once the student receives this Certificate, a copy of the Certificate needs to be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Once the CoE is received, the student is registered for classes and the Enrollment Certification Request Form (ECR) is completed the SCO will certify the student online.
Visit The GI Bill® Website For Up-To-Date Information Regarding Veteran’s Benefits.
All students wishing to enroll at Shenandoah University with VA Benefits must enroll for the benefits online. Once you have applied it may take up to 12 weeks to receive a response from the VA.
Once the Department of Veteran Affairs has processed the application, the student will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE). A copy of this certificate should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. This certificate includes the chapter for which the student is eligible and the student’s file number. The Registrar’s Office requires this certificate to certify the student with the VA.
Once you have been granted VA benefits the only thing you will need to do to continue your benefits at Shenandoah University is remain a full time student. Enrollment certifications will be updated once the Enrollment Certification Request has been completed after registering for each semester’s classes.
Ch 33 Post 9/11, Yellow Ribbon
Yellow Ribbon is granted to undergraduate Ch 33 students with 100% eligibility. Shenandoah University accepts 55 yellow ribbon students per semester. Eligibility for entitlement to receive Yellow Ribbon for this 55 student limit is based on a first to turn in the ECR basis. Those who have applied for the program and meet eligibility guidelines but have not turned in their ECR will not be guaranteed a slot into the program. Individuals must register for classes and complete the form to receive yellow ribbon benefits.
Yellow Ribbon is granted to Health Professions Graduate (not including Nursing) Ch 33 students with 100% eligibility. Shenandoah University accepts 15 yellow ribbon students per semester. Eligibility for entitlement to receive Yellow Ribbon aid for this 15 student limit is based on a first to turn in the ECR basis. Those who have applied for the program and meet eligibility guidelines but have not turned in their ECR will not be guaranteed a slot into the program. Individuals must register for classes and complete the form to receive yellow ribbon benefits.
Post 911 GI Bill® And Yellow Ribbon Program
The Post 911 GI Bill® pays benefits based on the amount of time served by the qualifying service member. If the service member is certified with 100% eligibility, then he/she will also qualify for Yellow Ribbon Benefits. Shenandoah University participates in the Yellow Ribbon program for undergraduate students and graduate students on a limited basis. GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon funds cover tuition and mandatory and/or curriculum fees. Yellow Ribbon Benefits will not be applied until the spring term (for those who qualify). Please be aware that your remaining Post 911 GI Bill® funds and Yellow Ribbon funds may not be enough to cover your tuition and fees costs for the spring term. It is strongly recommended that students complete the FAFSA which can be found online. The FAFSA must be completed annually. All students planning to use Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits to cover tuition and fees, must submit a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) to the Registrar’s Office prior to the start date of the first term in which the student plans to enroll. Both BAH payments and money to purchase books are paid directly to the student. Students who plan to live on campus will either need to pay room and board fees out of pocket at the beginning of the term or make payment arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts.
Montgomery GI Bill®
The Montgomery GI Bill® pays a monthly stipend directly to the student. It is the students responsibility to make payment to Shenandoah University by the specified tuition due dates.
Invoicing/Billing A Third Party Payer Directly For Military Benefits
Hornet Central processes invoices to Military Tuition Benefit Programs, when a written notice from the Military Tuition Benefits Program is received. Examples of these programs are Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Army Continuing Education Programs, etc.
If you have questions or need further information please contact Hornet Central at 540-665-4514 or email@example.com.
Active Duty – Tuition Assistance
Contact an Education Service Officer or counselor within your military service branch prior to enrolling at Shenandoah University to obtain Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits. TA course approval must be authorized before the first day of classes. However, some service branches require approval a week prior to the first day of classes.
Military Tuition Assistance Resources:
At Shenandoah University, we support the studies of veterans and their families. We’re a Yellow Ribbon School, and have an active Veterans and Supporters group, a veteran and military center, and more. At Shenandoah, we welcome veterans, active military members, and their families, all of whom are enveloped in the our Shenandoah family.