Veterans, Welcome to the University of Maryland!

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Office of the Registrar
Veterans, Welcome to the
University of Maryland!
Thank you for your service to our
country!
UMD Veterans Certification Office
VA Education Benefits Contact:
Nicholas Laureys, VA School Certifying Official
1113 Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742
[email protected]
TEL: 301-314-8239
FAX: 301-314-9568
 http://www.testudo.umd.edu/vabenefits/
What Do We Do?
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Certify your enrollment to the VA for receipt of
Education Benefits
 In order for us to submit an Enrollment Certification
(VA Form 22-1999) to the VA on your behalf, each
semester you must submit a UMD VA Enrollment
Certification Request to our office:
http://www.testudo.umd.edu/vabenefits/index.html
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Notify the VA of any changes in your enrollment
 Such as withdrawals, drops with a “W,” changes in
residency status, etc.
This Office also can help you:
► Contact
the VA by e-mail, mail, phone, or
fax
► Find information about the VA’s Education
Benefit Programs
How to Contact the VA
► TEL:
1 888 GI BILL1 (442-4551)
 Press “1” then “0” after hearing the voice
prompts to go directly to the operator queue
► FAX: 1 716 857 3296 (Buffalo Regional Office)
 Include your full name and at least the last four
digits of your Social Security Number on all
correspondence
► EMAIL: https://www.gibill2.va.gov/cgibin/vba.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php
 Click on the “My Stuff” tab to create an account
Quick Links for VA Education
Benefit Information
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VA GI Bill Official Web Site: http://www.gibill.va.gov/
VA VONAPP – Veterans Online Application: http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-forbenefits/application/
VA Education Forms –hard copies: http://www.gibill.va.gov/gi_bill_info/education_forms.htm
VA GI Bill FAQ: https://www.gibill2.va.gov/cgi-bin/vba.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php
Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE):
http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/verify-attendance/
Payment rates for all programs except Post/9-11 GI Bill:
http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/benefits-resources/rates-tables.html
VA Post-9/11 GI Bill Summary: http://www.gibill.va.gov/post-911/post-911-gi-bill-summary/
VA Approved Education Programs: http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/educationresources/find-a-school.html
VA Semester Hour Equivalents Chart (Training time determination for undergraduate nonstandard terms): http://www.gibill.va.gov/training/Spreadsheets/Semester_Hours.pdf
UMD Graduate School’s Designation of Full-Time and Part-Time Status:
http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/catalog/registration_policies.htm
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