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Post-9/11 GI BILL. Reporting Tuition & Fees and Payment issues Department of Veterans Affairs. Goals. How to report tuition and fees How Post 9/11 effects other funds How and when to return money to VA Understanding VA reimbursement. Post 9/11 Benefits. Tuition reimbursement

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post 9 11 gi bill

Post-9/11 GI BILL

Reporting Tuition & Fees and Payment issues

Department of Veterans Affairs

goals
Goals
  • How to report tuition and fees
  • How Post 9/11 effects other funds
  • How and when to return money to VA
  • Understanding VA reimbursement
post 9 11 benefits
Post 9/11 Benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • The housing allowance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Yellow Ribbon
tuition and fees payments
Tuition and Fees payments
  • To find out what the maximum in-state tuition would be for your state, visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Tuition_and_fees.htm
federal funds that effect what you report
Federal Funds that effect what you report
  • Reserve Officers Training Corp
  • MYCAA
  • Health Professionals Scholarship Program
  • Tuition Assistance (Federal)
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Federal Funds that do not affect what you report

  • Unsubsidized and Subsidized Federal Family Education loans
  • Unsubsidized and Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
state funds
State Funds
  • State law varies state to state and the school must be sure to issue refunds in accordance with their state law and published policy
  • VA should always be considered first payer
national guard state programs
National Guard State Programs
  • http://www.virtualarmory.com/education/statebenefits/findstate.aspx#next
  • Gives detailed description of State tuition benefits for National Guard
other funds
Other Funds
  • VA has no authority to provide guidance regarding the impact of receipt of Post-9/11 GI Bill payments on non-federal financial aid
  • Eligibility or continued eligibility to non-federal financial aid should be coordinated between the recipient and the provider
reporting tuition and fees
Reporting Tuition and Fees
  • You know what affects your reporting of tuition and fees, now you report actual tuition and fees, minus any other federal benefits.
example of tuition and fees
Example of Tuition and Fees
  • Student is Post 9/11 eligible
  • Private institution- tuition $325 per credit hour, fees is $752
  • Student is enrolled in 12 credit hours for spring 10 (01-10-10 thru 05-12-10)
  • Student Receives MYCAA in the amount of $2000 for tuition
va form 22 1999
VA FORM 22-1999

Enrollment Certification VA-Once ver.P029 Chapter 33

VA File Number

xxxxx1234

Student Information

IMAVET, GEORGE B

Type of Training

Undergraduate

Name of Program

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE-CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Credit for Prior Training

NA

Enroll Dates Cr Dist R/D Clock Tuition Fees Yellow TT/

Begin End Hrs Hrs Hrs Hrs Amt Amt Rbn Amt FT=

01/10/10 05/12/10 12 $1900 $752 $0

Remarks

va reimbursement
VA Reimbursement
  • VA pays via electronic Deposit ACH clearinghouse
  • Or hard copy check to the school
  • Tuition and fees payment
  • Yellow ribbon payment separate
  • Adjustments prorated up to the reduction or withdraw
example of reimbursement
Example of Reimbursement
  • School reports 12 credit hours.
  • Tuition $3000, Fees $741
  • State Maximum tuition $151, max fees $11546.30
  • VA pays $2553
  • Student was eligible at the 100% rate
examples why the payment maybe different
Examples why the payment maybe different
  • Student eligible at a rate less than 100%
  • Prorated term for adjustment
  • Prorated for election date
  • Prorated for entitlement exhausted (max 48 months)
when to return money to va
When to return money to VA?
  • If the student never attended
  • The student dies during the term
  • Duplicate payment
  • Payment sent to the wrong school
where do we send the refund
Where do we send the refund?
  • Send Check to:

Agent Cashier

Muskogee RPO

125 S MAIN ST

Muskogee, OK 74401

or

Send paper check to:

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Financial Management Service

P.O. Box 51318

Philadelphia, PA 1911-6316

or

Electronically via:

Automated Clearinghouse to R31 ACH return code.

state residency questions
State Residency/Questions
  • Do not delay reporting to VA, because student residency is in question. Report what the tuition and fees is currently.
remedial online courses
Remedial Online courses
  • Schools can not certify Remedial course if they are taken by Independent study.
what if the amount i certified is the different than the payment received
What if the amount I certified is the different than the payment received?
  • Talk with the veteran, one of the previous issues we talked about affect payment amounts.
  • The student has the right to appeal the payment amount.
overpayments debt management
Overpayments/ Debt Management
  • Two types of debt: Student Debt and School Debt
  • Once a debt is created we give the student 30 days to resolve the overpayment before we begin collecting payment from other sources.
when a debt exists
When a debt exists
  • Students can arrange for a payment plan
  • Request a waiver
  • Or clarify a mistake in the certification of benefits.
  • Provide Mitigating circumstances
case studies
Case Studies
  • Joe Veteran served in active US Army 08-12-89 through 08-11-03, then went into the US Army Reserves from 08-12-03, called up 12-14-04 through 06-17-05, then retired from the reserves in 09-01-09. He was eligible for MGIB and used 34 months of entitlement. On 08-31-09, the veteran elected to transfer Ch33 to child.
continued
Continued,
  • Is the veteran eligible for Chapter 33?
  • Is the veteran eligible to transfer entitlement to child?
  • What level of eligibility is the veterans and child?
  • How many months of entitlement can the child receive?
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Continued,
  • School certifies student for 12 hours 01-12-10 thru 05-12-10. School reports tuition as $2400 and fees as $85. The state max tuition is $150 per credit hour. The max fees is $1200. School does participate in yellow ribbon.
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Continued,
  • VA Paid $754.00 for tuition and fees.
  • Why?
case study 2
Case Study 2
  • Eligibility Established.
  • 100% Off duty 07/23/09
  • 24 months of entitlement remaining
  • Post 9/11 (elected 8/1/09)
  • State Max $354 credit hour/ Fees $2356
  • No Yellow Ribbon
enrollment certification
Enrollment Certification
  • Student Enrolled in 12 hours. 08/24/09 thru 12/12/09 Tuition submitted was $4582 and fees $254
  • How much is VA going to pay?
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