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Military-connected Student Dates and TA/VA Benefit Timelines

Military-connected Students TA/VA Certification Dates

Monmouth’s academic school year consists of three semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer. The summer session has five sub-semesters (A, B, C, D, and E). Further information on these terms can be found at the academic calendars page.

Upcoming Dates and TA/VA Certification Timelines for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020

The charts below give the relevant upcoming dates for military-connected students. These dates have been set in order to ensure efficient processing of Tuition Assistance and Veterans Affairs benefits before the cancellation deadline of a given term, to ensure timely disbursement of book stipends (VA), and to ensure that students’ housing allowance payments (VA only) are not delayed. As a general rule, the Office of Veteran Services submits initial certifications to the VA at least 4 weeks prior to the start of a term (provided the student is enrolled in classes at this date) in order to ensure timely processing of benefits.

Please note: The Office of Veteran Services will still process benefits and certifications after the established TA/VA submission deadline (to include late registration). However, the Office of Veteran Services cannot guarantee that late submissions to the VA/DoD will be processed in a timely fashion. Questions regarding processing times should be directed to your component service’s education office (DoD TA) or the VA’s GI Bill Hotline (1-888-442-4551).

Summer 2019

Registration opens March 4, 2019. Dates may be subject to change.

Term Name Deadline to submit courses to service TA Portal* Initial TA form processing/VA certification date** Financial Aid Packaging*** Term Start Date Term End Date
Session A 05/03/2019 04/01/2019 Rolling 05/13/2019 06/12/2019
Session B 05/10/2019 04/08/2019 Rolling 05/20/2019 07/01/2019
Session C 05/10/2019 04/08/2019 Rolling 05/20/2019 08/12/2019
Session D 06/07/2019 05/07/2019 Rolling 06/17/2019 07/11/2019
Session E 06/22/2019 05/22/2019 Rolling 07/02/2019 08/12/2019

* Students using TA should consult their ESO and service TA portals for DoD/service specific deadlines.
** VA certifications and processing of TA forms by OVS will continue on a rolling basis past this initial date
*** Once deciding to use TA/VA benefits for a term, students should immediately contact Tabitha Conlan at Financial Aid (tconlan@monmouth.edu or 732-263-5506) to ensure that their aid package is reflective of TA/VA benefits.

Fall 2019

Registration opens April 4, 2019. Dates may be subject to change.

Term Name Deadline to submit courses to service TA Portal* Initial TA form processing/VA certification date** Financial Aid Packaging*** Term Start Date Term End Date
Fall 2019 08/20/2019 07/08/2019 Rolling 09/03/2019 12/17/2019

* Students using TA should consult their ESO and service TA portals for DoD/service specific deadlines.
** VA certifications and processing of TA forms by OVS will continue on a rolling basis past this initial date
*** Once deciding to use TA/VA benefits for a term, students should immediately contact Tabitha Conlan at Financial Aid (tconlan@monmouth.edu or 732-263-5506) to ensure that their aid package is reflective of TA/VA benefits.

Spring 2020

Registration opens April 4, 2019. Dates may be subject to change.

Term Name Deadline to submit courses to service TA Portal* Initial TA form processing/VA certification date** Financial Aid Packaging*** Term Start Date Term End Date
Spring 2020 01/06/2020 11/18/2019 Rolling 01/21/2020 05/05/2020

* Students using TA should consult their ESO and service TA portals for DoD/service specific deadlines.
** VA certifications and processing of TA forms by OVS will continue on a rolling basis past this initial date
*** Once deciding to use TA/VA benefits for a term, students should immediately contact Tabitha Conlan at Financial Aid (tconlan@monmouth.edu or 732-263-5506) to ensure that their aid package is reflective of TA/VA benefits.