Congratulations on being accepted to the MC family! Please follow the steps below to complete your process with our office.
#1. Apply immediately for your Post-9/11 GI Bill® on the eBenefits website.
Be sure to apply as quickly as possible, as it can take 3-5 weeks to receive your Certificate of Eligibility. If you have any questions about your Certificate of Eligibility, please call the VA Education Call Center (ECC) at (888) 442-4551.
Though you may or may not be entitled to the Post-9/11 GI Bill® you must still apply for it to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.
For dependents using the Chapter 33 Transfer of Entitlement, the sponsor must transfer benefits through the Department of Defense website while still actively serving. The dependent will receive an award letter in 3-5 weeks. At that point, dependents can apply for the Chapter 33 benefits through the VA website.
#2. Submit outside scholarship information.
If you are bringing in an outside scholarship (e.g., local American Legion post), please email the scholarship acceptance letter to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and have the awarding entity mail the check to: Financial Aid, Box 4035, Clinton, MS 39058.
If the awarding entity sends the check to you, please endorse the check and mail it to the address above with your student ID number (beginning with 700) written on the check.
#3. Figure out what educational benefits you will be using.
You may view a list of possible benefits here.
#4. Submit necessary documents to MC's VA Certifying Official.
You may submit these documents to the official email at email@example.com, fax them to (601) 925-3481, or drop them off in person in the Office of the Registrar in the back basement of Nelson Hall at the top of the Quad. Look at these instructions to see the necessary documents needed to be turned in for each chapter to start your benefits. These documents may be turned in at any time during the application process.
#5. Register with VA eBenefits and make a premum account to track your educational benefits.
This will allow you to view information such as your deposits from the VA, your history-of-certification status, and your remaining entitlements. You can also manage direct deposits or update your address.
#6. Attend orientation.
Once you are accepted to MC, your admissions counselor will contact you regarding course registration and orientation.
#7. Register for classes.
You must be registered for classes before our office can certify your enrollment with the VA. Our goal is to have your courses certifed with the VA thirty days prior to the class session start date. Upon certification, you will receive a confirmation email from the VA, and in 7-10 days, you will receive a letter containing your Certificate of Eligibility, thus letting you know your remaining eligibility after the session that was just certified. If you did not receive either the email or the mailed letter, you can update your information here.
#8: Submit a VA Verification of Enrollment form.
You are required to fill out the VA Verification of Enrollment Form every semester that you plan to use your VA educational benefits at MC. Fill out the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off in-person to the Registrar's Office in the back basement of Nelson Hall at the top of the Quad.