Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits
Students who are veterans or dependents of veterans may be eligible to receive benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Contact the school certifying official in the Office of the Registrar. Sweet Briar College is approved by the VA as an eligible institution for federal benefits. In addition, the VA requires that each time a student attempts a course, the grade received must be included in the cumulative grade point average. Sweet Briar College will comply with in-state tuition for Veterans as it applies to federal regulations.
In order to obtain education benefits from the VA, any veteran or dependent who plans to enter Sweet Briar should:
1. Be admitted to a degree-seeking program. See the School Certifying Official for details.
2. Establish eligibility for VA benefits by completing the appropriate paperwork with the school certifying official in the Office of the Registrar or with a VA Service Office. Four to six weeks are required by the Department of Veterans Affairs for processing.
Veterans and Beneficiaries
All veterans (Chapters 30 and 32), reservists and guard members (Chapter 1606, 1607), and veterans’ dependents (Chapter 35) are responsible for paying fees and charges on the same basis as other students.
Veterans using Chapter 33 (the Post 9/11 GI Bill®) must coordinate with the School Certifying Official in the Office of the registrar prior to the beginning of each term so that all paperwork can be filed, ensuring that Chapter 33 tuition/fee benefits are sent directly from the VA to Sweet Briar in a timely manner.
For students receiving VA education benefits, any complaint against the school should be routed through the VA GI Bill Feedback System by going to the following link: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Feedback.asp. The VA will then follow up through the appropriate channels to investigate the complaint and resolve it satisfactorily.
“This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.” 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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”