Am I eligible to receive VA Education Benefits?
Neither Fisher College or its VA Certifying Officials can determine
whether a student is eligible for VA Education benefits. All
students who feel they may be eligible for education benefits should
submit an application. The Department of VA will review the
application and officially deny or grant benefits. Submit your
application by logging onto the VA Web site and complete and submit the electronic version of the VA Form 22-1990 (Application for Benefits).
How do I contact the Department of VA?
The Department of VA is divided into four Regions. A student that
calls the toll free number will be automatically connected to the
nearest Regional Processing Office (RPO) that is nearest to the
student's physical location. This is not a problem for general
questions. However, if the student requires specific information
about the status of application or payment, the student must ask to
be connected to representative at the St. Louis VA Regional Office.
Telephone: 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GIBill 1) By
Internet: www.gibill.va.gov. Select "Ask us a Question or Find an Answer"
Mail: VA Regional Processing Office St. Louis Processing Office, P.O. Box 66830 St. Louis, MO 63166-6830
How do I contact the VA Services Department at Fisher College?
118 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
What documents are required for certification?
In order to begin the process of submitting a certification of enrollment to the Department of Veteran Affairs; a copy of the Veteran Enrollment Certification Data Form must be completed and faxed to the Fisher College's Veteran Services Department at 617-236-5473.
Can I collect VA Education Benefits for a course also covered by TA?
At this time only those in the Army National Guard, Air National
Guard and Army Reserve; may qualify to collect VA benefits under Chapter
1606, REAP (Chapter 1607) and under certain circumstances Chapter 30;
while using Tuition Assistance (TA) for the same courses covered
during the same period. The Code of Federal Regulations states active
duty service persons may not receive VA benefits for the same courses
for which TA is paid, but the student can receive chapter 30 benefits
for the courses for which TA is not paid.
During my extension do I continue receiving VA Benefit payments?
Extensions are granted by Fisher College to afford students the
opportunity to complete course material for a specific term; this is so
that the student may be awarded a satisfactory completion grade for
that specific term. Extensions are not granted by the VA for pay
purposes; however, extensions are allowed without pay in order to
complete the course material and final exam for that specific term.
During that period of the extension the student will no longer receive
payments for that term, nor will the student become indebted to the
Department of Veterans Affairs. If the student elects not to request an
extension to complete the course material Fisher College would then be
required by law to report to the Department of Veterans Affairs, that
unsatisfactory academic progress has been made; and Fisher College
would then terminate the student's VA education benefits for that
specific term. This action could create a debt to the Department of
Veterans Affairs with the possibility that all money paid for VA
education benefits would be recouped.