VETERANS AFFAIRS



UNIVERSITY OF MOBILE IS PARTICIPATING IN THE VA CH 33 YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM.

Ch 33 Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) is a Department of Defense (DoD) program and the DoD determines eligibility for the program. Currently, eligible service personnel are those that are on active duty on or after August 1, 2009. DoD may allow an individual to transfer entitlement to one or more dependents if he/she meets the service requirements and agrees to serve additional time in the Armed Forces. Retired military may be eligible under the DoD eligibility criteria.

Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) Service member MUST first register through the DOD web site to Transfer of Benefits (TEB) to dependents. When the parent is approved, the student must apply for the Ch 33 benefits using the VA Form 22-1990e.

Go to www.gibill.va.gov for instructions of “How to Apply for TEB”.

VETERAN’S AFFAIRS

University of Mobile’s Financial Aid Office:

  • Processes veteran education benefit applications, changes, and terminations.
  • Verifies course enrollment.
  • Maintains student records.

Federal Department of Veteran’s Affairs

The Federal Department of Veteran’s Affairs determines eligibility and maintains veteran records in electronic format.
US Department of Veterans Affairs Web Site: https://www.va.gov/

Contact Information:

  • Montgomery Regional Office: 1.800.827.1000
  • Atlanta Regional Office: 1.888.442.4551 – VA National Phone Center
  • VA’s GI Bill Web Site: www.gibill.va.gov/

For any questions on eligibility, remaining entitlement, non-receipt of checks, overpayment, paybacks, or other VA programs or problems should be directed to the Atlanta Regional Office. Call early in the morning, VARO Atlanta is on Eastern Time.
Voice: 1.888.442.4551. Website: www.gibill.va.gov/

Responsibilities of the Student Veteran 
All Students using their VA Educational Benefits MUST contact the University of Mobile VA School Certifying Official after registering for classes each semester, changing majors, dropping classes, adding classes, changing one’s address, or resigning from school. The best way to contact UM’s VA SCO is via email at lblacksher@umobile.edu.

Responsibilities of the Student Veteran:

All students using their VA Educational Benefits MUST be registered and submit their request each semester through myUM  https://umportal.umobile.edu/ICS/Admissions/Military/ Changing majors, adding course work or dropping course work MUST also be submitted through myUM https://umportal.umobile.edu/ICS/Admissions/Military/.

Application Process
 
The following documents are required to apply for benefits:
University of Mobile’s Veterans Eligibility Form
DD214, member 4 copy, for prior Active Military Service
NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility) for Reservist/National Guard (All Services) All KICKER Contract paperwork if appropriate
Letter of Eligibility for Dependents (Chapter 35)
Chapter 31 (Voc Rehab) Must Contact the Montgomery Regional Office, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for VA form 28-1905 Authorization and Certification Form
Post 9/11 GI Bill, Certificate of Eligibility (COE) Chapter 33

Application Process:

The following document are required to apply for benefits:

University of Mobile’s Veteran’s Eligibility Form
University of Mobile’s Statement of Understanding
Copy of DD214 (Veterans only)
Copy of Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
(Vocational Rehab) Must Contact the Montgomery Regional Office, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for VA form 28-1905 Authorization and Certification Form