VPS Newsletter December 2013
Veterans Verifying Monthly Enrollment
Students receiving educational benefits through Chapter 30, 1606, and 1607 (REAP) have two ways to verify their monthly enrollment to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
VA Toll-free Telephone Service
This is only an option if the VA has entered your benefit award in their database and the student has no enrollment changes to report. This phone line is automated and available 24/7. It will only accept verifications for the month just ending as of the 30th of that month and will block any earlier attempts to verify that particular month. This system takes the VA three to five (3-5) working days to process the verification.
Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)
The WAVE web site is managed by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. The requires that choose a password upon initial sign on. Once you verify your enrollment using this site it will take approximately five to seven (5-7) working days to process the verification.
If the information concerning your current enrollment is not reflected correctly at the WAVE site do not verify that enrollment. You need to enter the enrollment changes. Make sure you notify our office of all changes in your status and be sure that the entries you make on this WAVE site agree with what we report to VA. This will help VA process your payments more quickly and accurately. If it hasn't been at least four weeks since our office sent the enrollment data to the VA, it's unlikely it will be processed in their system.
Verifying falsely to the VA may result in being prosecuted for a fraudulent claim for benefits by the VA.
If all is correct in WAVE, you may verify your enrollment is correct as shown.
Do your part to help avoid delays or incorrect payments.
To help ensure that the above systems work as smoothly as possible, you must be diligent in notifying us immediately of any changes in your status. This allows the University to report this to the VA as quickly as possible, optimally giving the VA time to verify the month's enrollment. Do not report future changes.
To report changes, contact the Office of the Registrar, Veterans Educational Benefits area. The Office of the Registrar is located on the 5th floor of the University Pavilion building.
The Veteran Education Benefits area's operating hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. The area's telephone number is 513-556-6811.