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Registraduría - Servicios de Veteranos y Beneficiarios

Servicios de Veteranos y Beneficiarios


Our principal proposition is orientating, assist and inform of the established procedures by the Department of Veterans and the institutional policy. The Registry Office have a School Certify Official (SCO) as a link between the Department of Veterans, and the beneficiated students of veterans.

Veterans Education Benefits:

Applying for your VA education benefits can be done in these steps:

  • Apply online 
  • Visit your nearest VA regional office to apply in person.
  • Consult with the VA Certifying Official, this official has application forms and can help you apply.

Types of Veterans Benefits:

Discription of the differents chapters and benefits that the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense can offer to their Servicemembers. These departments provide information, manage and determine eligibility in the different chapters.


Chapter 30 – Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty
https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_ad.asp

  • Minimun Length of Service: 2 year continuous enlistment (minimun duty vries by service date, branch)
  • Maximun #of Months of Benefits: 36
  • How payment are made: Paid to student
  • Duration of Benefits: Generally 10 years from last day of active duty

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Must bring the form 221905 fully sign by counselor to the School Certify Official. 
https://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/eligibility_and_entitlement.asp


Chapter 33 – The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

  • Minimun Length of Service: 90 days active aggregate service (after 09/10/01 or 30 days continuous if discharged for disability
  • Maximun #of Months of Benefits: 36
    • How payment are made: Paid to school,  
    • Housing stipend: paid monthly to student
    • Books and supplies: paid to student at the benning of the term
  • Duration of Benefits: Generally 10 years from last day of active duty 

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp


Chapter 35 – Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program

  • Minimun Length of Service: Not applicable
  • Maximun #of Months of Benefits: 45
  • How payment are made: Paid to student  
  • Duration of Benefits: Spouse: 10-20 years
  • Child Ages: 18-26

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp


Chapter 1606 – Montgomery G.I. Bill – Selected Reserve

  • Minimun Length of Service: 6 yr. commitment (after 6/30/85)
  • Maximun #of Months of Benefits: 36
  • How payment are made: Paid to student 
  • Duration of Benefits: Ends the day you leave Selected Reserve

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_sr.asp


Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

  • Minimun Length of Service: 90 days active continuous services (after 09/10/01)
  • Maximun #of Months of Benefits: 36
  • How payment are made: Paid to student  
  • Duration of Benefits: Generrally 10 years form the day you leave the Selected Reserve or the day you leave the IRR.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/reap.asp


Tuition Assistance- (TA)

This benefit is available to active duty, National Guard and Reserve Component Servicemembers. Provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. This benefit pays your tuition directly to the school. Prior to enrolling, service members need to first check with an education counselor or Educational Services Officer.

https://www.goarmyed.com/public/public_money_for_college-tuition_assistance.aspx


Universidad Metropolitana guarantee to bring all students, the Principles of Excellence

We agree to the follow these guidelines:

  • Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
  • Provide educational plans for all military and Veteran education beneficiaries.
  • End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
  • Accommodate Servicemembers and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
  • Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
  • Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
  • Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.

 

Institution Responsibilities

  • Keep VA informed of the enrollment status of veterans and other eligible persons, like to report tuition, fees, enrollment dates and term dates and Notice of Change in Student Status.
  • Report all enrollments and changes within 30 days.
  • Monitor the subjects pursued by a student to certify to VA only those subjects that apply to the student’s program.
  • Monitor student’s grades to ensure (s) he is making satisfactory progress; report unsatisfactory progress.
  • Monitor student’s conduct and report when student is suspended or dismissed for unsatisfactory conduct.
  • Provide all necesary documentation up to three years from the last day of attendace in class for any inspection.

Student’ Responsabilities

  • Students have two terms to bring or present a Transcript Credit of  any precedence institution.
  • The student under the chapters (1606, REAP-1607)will have to choose which of the two benefits (Tuition Assitance or Gi Bill)  they will use to certify their classes and notify the School Certify Official (SCO). 
  • Must notificates to the Official of Veterans that makes a change of the program or the concentration, change of personal information, change of course, total or partial losses, delete or add courses to your already official registration before thirty (30) days.
  • Notify the (SCO) each beginning of the semester that you have enrolled in order to process VA certification.
  • If is military activate, must get a notification and a copy of the mobilization to the Veterans Official for the process orientation and can realize pertinent settings.
  • Monthly Certification through the Web Automated Verification of the Enrollement (WAVE). This is a monthly certification of your registration to recevied the following benefits: Chapter 30,1606, REAP-1607.

NOTE: These are some of the outmost students responsabilities, for more information please refer to “Guide on Regulation, Duties, and Reponsabilities of Veterans Beneficiary Students”.


Certification Process

The School Certify Official will send the correspondig documentation to be fill out by the student and will notify when will start the evaluation to the next term registration.

Frequently Used Forms

Some forms can be submitted online. Below are the most frequent forms of the U.S. Deparment Affairs. All other forms can be found in: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/handouts_forms.asp

FORM NUMBER-FORM TITLE

  • 22-1990 Application for VA Education Benefits
  • 22-1990e Application for Family Member to Use Transferred Benefits
  • 22-1990t Application for  Individualized Tutorial Assistance
  • 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Trainning
  • 22-1999 Enrrollment Certification (These only available to school officials)
  • 22-5490 Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance
  • 22-5495 Request for Change of Program or Place of Trainning  Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

Contacts for Veteran’s Services

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Web: www.gibill.va.gov
Phone: 1-888-GIBILL-1  or  1-888-442-4551

V.A. Regional Office
Address: Department of Veterans Affairs
Atlanta Regional Office
P.O. Box 100026
Decatur, GA 30031-7026
Phone: 1-404-321-6111

V.A. Regional Office- San Juan PR
Address: 50 Carr. 165
Guaynabo PR 00968-8024
Phone: 1-800-827-1000

School Certify Official for Universidad Metropolitana

Contact: Aixa De Leon
Email: adeleonc@suagm.edu
Phone: 1-787-766-1717, ext. 6550

Contact: Arlene Morales
Email: armorales@suagm.edu
Phone: 1-787-766-1717, ext. 6690

Contact: Rosa I. Cotto
Email: um_rcotto@suagm.edu
Phone: 1-787-766-1717, ext. 6548

 

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