GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
The VA determines student eligibility to receive educational assistance benefits. Students must apply for benefits directly with the VA.
Certification depends upon your VA determined eligibility, student status (full time, part time, or less than part time) and program of study. Veteran certifications are processed at Villanova in the Office of the Registrar, Law School Registrar and Office of Continuing Studies, by one of our 3 School Certifying Officials (SCO). SCO contact information is provided below.
To check on the status of your application for benefits, time remaining for benefits, or any other general benefits questions, please contact the Veteran’s Affairs Office of the Philadelphia Education Department at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). Villanova SCOs cannot provide advisement or counseling related to Veteran benefits.
Transfer of Benefits:
Service members wishing to transfer their unused Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits to their children or spouses must do so before applying for Veteran's Benefits: please see the Department of Defense (DOD) website for instructions to apply for the Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The VA does not determine eligibility for TEB.
Villanova University participates in the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon program.
Continuing Studies (non-credit) Students: please contact the Office of Continuing Studies at: 610-519-4310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (please indicate Veteran’s Affairs Certifying Official in subject line).
Law School Students (JD, LLM): please contact the Law School Registrar at: 610-519-7002 or email@example.com
Other Degree Seeking Students (Associate, Bachelor, Master, PhD): Call 610-519-4034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (indicate Veteran’s Affairs Certifying Official in the subject line).
May 6 On-Line Programs
Spring Session II:
May 11 ALL other programs
Please verify your degree status by accessing the Verify Diploma Information link from the Graduation Channel on the Student Tab of myNOVA. If you are expecting a diploma and no degree information appears here, please contact email@example.com at once.
May 2015 degrees will be posted to transcripts by May 22, 2015. Diplomas that are not distributed at Commencement will be mailed directly to the address specified on your Prospective Graduation Form or Application to Graduate. Degree candidates: please view your academic transcript on line via myNOVA to ensure your degree has been posted before ordering.