Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, Post-9/11 GI Bill® students who receive Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments are required to verify their enrollment to continue receiving their payments. VA provides the option to verify enrollment easily and securely via text message. Learn more about the enrollment verification requirement and verification methods by visiting website below:
Link to Enrollment Verification Webpage
If you fail to submit enrollment verification for two consecutive months, your MHA/kicker payments will be stopped until you verify your enrollment. If you need to verify your enrollment over the phone, opt into text verification, or enroll in email verification, you may call the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) domestically or 001-918-781-5678 overseas.
The law requires that educational assistance benefits to Veterans and other eligible persons be discontinued when the student ceases to make satisfactory progress toward completion of his or her training objective.
Attendance is unsatisfactory if the student does not attend according to the regularly prescribed standards of the educational institution in which he or she is enrolled (38 U.S.C.3034, 3474).
Dropping and adding courses
Registration changes may impact your VA education benefits.
Prior to making changes to your schedule, consult with the School Certifying Official.
VA will not pay education benefits to an individual for a course from which the individual withdraws or receives a non-punitive grade (W) which is not used in computing the requirements for graduation (38 U.S.C. 3680 and §21.4136).