Veterans education benefits

COVID-19 FAQ

Will my March monthly housing allowance be affected?

No, enrollment for winter quarter will remain as it was certified.

Will the VA still pay my tuition with the change to on-line instruction?

Yes, tuition payments under Post 9/11 benefits will be paid as in previous quarters.

Will my book stipend still be paid?

Yes, the book stipend under Post 9/11 benefits will be paid as usual if you have not reached the $1,000 yearly cap already. Most students enrolled full time, reach the $1,000 yearly payment during winter quarter.

How will the monthly housing allowance be affected by the switch to online instruction?

We are closely following VA directions as legislation has been introduced to deal with MHA issues coming up as a result of changes from the COVID-19 outbreak. If passed it would allow the VA to continue pay education benefits as normal without any changes due to the transition to distance learning by reason of emergencies and health-related situationsThe bill has been approved by Congress and is expected to be signed into law by the President in the next few days. Please monitor our website for updates.

How do I complete the Enrollment Certification Request remotely?

Our forms are accessible online via DocuSign. Please see our forms page for all of our forms. If you do not have an UW NetID you can use our PDF versions listed under the DocuSign version.

Will my monthly housing allowance be delayed?

Due to delaying spring certifications (as instructed by the VA), there may be some students who receive their April  monthly housing allowance (typically paid May 1) later than what would normally be expected. If you are experiencing any hardship due to these delays please let us know.

How is my financial aid affected?

If you have questions regarding your financial aid, please see our website for financial aid and COVID-19.

How do I get in touch with you?

Due to COVID-19 concern we are working remotely. We are available via email at veteran@uw.edu, and we can set up online meetings if needed. We ask for your understanding that responses may be delayed during this challenging time. Please reach out to us if you have any concerns or are experiencing any impacts to your VA education benefits.