FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Am I eligible for more than one educational benefit?
Working with the VA and the Education Service
center for your branch of the military will help you determine which
benefits to use when.
When will I get my payment?
The majority of benefit payments are made directly to students. Please contact the VA for more specifics.
Will I be certified as a half or full-time student?
See the “Full and Part-time Enrollment Status” section of the
To determine your status, look up your program name know the number of
credits you are registered for each session (online-blended programs) or
semester (on-campus programs).
When will certifications of enrollment be submitted to the VA?
Enrollment Certifications are mailed on the
add/drop deadline of each session (online-blended programs) or semester
(on-campus programs). For a list of add/drop deadlines, consult the
. Students will be notified via email when Enrollment Certifications are sent to the VA.
Will I receive benefits during the summer session or between the holidays?
Contact the VA to determine your eligibility to receive
benefits during official school breaks, and inform Student Accounts if
additional paperwork is required.
How long does it take to process my certification paperwork?
Your enrollment certification will be sent to the
VA Regional Processing Center upon completion of the add/drop deadline.
The volume of documentation they process is large and it can take up to
six to eight weeks to process any new documentation that we send from
our office. It is imperative that you send your Enrollment Certification
Request form prior to this time in order to ensure a timely payment.
Am I eligible for the Illinois Veterans’ Grant
The Illinois Veteran’s Grant (IVG) is not
available for students at The Chicago School because the school is a
private institution. Currently, this grant is only available to students
attending Illinois public universities.