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  • Veterans Benefits

    In order to receive tuition and other financial assistance from the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA), eligible veterans and active members of the armed services must confirm their enrollment at the beginning of every academic term in which they register for courses. Once an eligible individual has presented the VA Certificate of Eligibility to The New School, the Office of the Registrar automatically reports course enrollment to the VA and works closely with Student Financial Services in cases where special payment arrangements are necessary.

    Instructions on Receiving Veterans Benefits

    Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill

    New applicants for Chapter 33 Benefits

    For qualifications and other information, go to Federal Veterans Benefits Information.

    1. Apply to the VA for a certificate of eligibility online at www.gibill.va.gov.
    2. Submit a copy of your certificate of eligibility to the Registrar's Office (attn. Markita Gill). Deliver in person to 72 Fifth Avenue (lower level), email a PDF to reghelp@newschool.edu, or fax to 212.229.5648.
    3. Register for your courses and pay the tuition and fees. If you prefer to defer payment for VA reimbursement, see Step 6 below.
    4. After you have registered for classes, the Registrar's Office will automatically mail your enrollment certification to the VA, which will then process your expenses stipend. It often takes several weeks for the VA to disburse payments. We recommend that you register early to make sure that you receive your expenses stipend before school starts—see registration dates for new students.
    5. If you subsequently add or drop courses or withdraw from one or more courses during the term, notify the VA Certifying Officer in the Registrar's Office, who is required to report these schedule changes to the VA. This must be done even if you have already notified the VA using their WAVE system. A schedule change may affect the amount of your reimbursement, and failure to notify the registrar's office in a timely manner could result in an overpayment.
    6. Once the add/drop period has ended, the Registrar's Office will automatically report your tuition and fees to the VA.

    You must submit the Third Party Billing Request Form. To download a PDF form, go to Student Financial Services. You can deliver the form in person to the cashier at 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level, fax to 212.229.8582 or email it to myaccount@newschool.edu. The university will then bill the Veteran's Administration for the amount of your tuition and fees.

    Third-party billing must be requested every term. If you do not submit the deferral form, the university will expect you to pay your tuition and fees by the normal payment deadline.

    Students who have received Chapter 33 Benefits previously at The New School

    1. Just register for your classes, and enrollment certification will be sent automatically to the VA by the Registrar's Office, which will then process your expenses stipend. It often takes several weeks for the VA to disburse payments. We recommend that you register early to make sure that you receive your expenses stipend before school starts—see registration dates for new students. If you prefer to defer payment of tuition and fees for VA reimbursement, see Step 3 below.
    2. If you subsequently add or drop courses or withdraw from one or more courses during the term, notify the VA Certifying Officer in the Registrar's Office, who is required to report this information to the VA. This must be done even if you have already notified the VA using their WAVE system. A schedule change may affect the amount of your reimbursement, so failure to notify the Registrar's Office in a timely manner could result in an overpayment.
    3. Once the add/drop period has ended, The New School will automatically report your tuition and fees to the VA, which will process a reimbursement to you.

    If you prefer to have the VA pay The New School directly, you must submit the Third Party Billing Request Form. To download a PDF form, go to Student Financial Services. You can deliver the form in person to the cashier at 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level, or fax it to 212.229.8582.

    The university will then bill the Veteran's Administration for the amount of your tuition and fees.

    Third-party billing must be requested every term. If you do not submit the deferral form, the university will expect you to pay your tuition and fees by the normal payment deadline.

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation

    New and Continuing Students

    You must submit your approved voucher (Form 28-1905) to the VA certifying officer in the Registrar's Office before you register.

    When you register, submit the Employer Reimbursement Deferment Form (PDF) to the cashier. You can deliver the form in person to the cashier at 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level, or fax it to 212.229.8582. The university will then bill the Veterans Administration for the amount of your tuition and fees. Deferment of tuition and fees must be requested every term. If you do not submit the deferment form when you register, the university will expect you to pay your tuition and fees by the normal payment deadline.

    Chapter 30, 35, 1606, 1607

    First time Applicants at The New School

    Contact the VA Certifying Officer in the Registrar's Office and make arrangements to provide a copy of your certificate of eligibility or discharge papers (DD 214).

    If you drop a course after registering for it and this schedule adjustment changes your training time and total credits, you must notify the VA Certifying Officer so this can be reported to the Veterans Administration as required.

    Students Who Have Received VA Benefits previously at The New School

    The New School automatically certifies your enrollment to the VA when you have registered. If you do not wish to use your GI Bill benefits, please notify the VA Certifying Officer in the Registrar's Office before you register.

    If you drop a course after registering and this schedule adjustment changes your training time and total credits, you must notify the VA Certifying Officer so this can be reported to the VA as required.

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