Veterans Benefits

Veterans’ Benefits

Document Number: SFS--121 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/17/2012
Primary Author: Executive Director of Enrollment Services Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/30/2011
General Description
Description: Information about veteran's benefits relative to student financial aid.

Purpose: Delineation of policy.

Scope: Students

Responsibility: Student Financial Services
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
Federal statutes
Local statutes
Standard company policies
Standards of good practice
State statutes
Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general
Policy Provisions
1. Veterans’ Benefits

1. Any individual eligible for educational benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs should file an application with the V.A. one month prior to
enrollment. Benefit counseling and questions of eligibility for specific programs should be directed by telephone or in writing to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Office.
2. An enrollment certification (V.A. form 22-1999) will be completed each term by the Registrar after the registration process has been completed. A student must request that this form be filed by checking the appropriate section of the Academic Information Update Sheet, which is completed as part of the registration process.
3. Academic credit may be allowed for some training received while in military service. Questions concerning service-related credit should be directed to the Registrar's Office at the University. Transfer credit will be evaluated by the Registrar's Office.
4. The University urges individuals needing information or assistance with any veterans' benefit program to contact an eligibility counselor at the nearest V.A. office.

Note: Cumberland University is authorized by the State of Tennessee Higher Education Commission, to offer training to veterans and other eligible persons under laws administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, on the main campus and at several selected off campus sites.

Troops to Teachers
Tennessee Troops to Teachers
710 James Robertson Parkway
Sixth Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243

Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure
Compliance with federal mandate

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges
Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Executive Director of Enrollment Services