VA Benefit Payment Timeline

VA certifying officials at WGU send an enrollment Certification to the VA after military students are accepted to start their program of study. This is usually completed between the first and third week of the first month of each term. The VA back pays students to the first day of the term. Processing time varies, but on average, electronic fund transfers (EFTs) are issued from the VA within three weeks from the date certified, and manual checks are issued within four to six weeks from the certification date.

VA Certifying Officials at WGU submit a certification of student attendance corresponding to the number of CUs in which a student is enrolled. Once the original certification is completed during the first month of the current term, recipients of Chapter 30, 1606 and 1607 benefits are required to verify their enrollment at the end of each month with the VA. This is done by either of two ways:

Note: If students are receiving Dependents Educational Assistance (CH 35) or Post 9/11 (CH 33) benefits, no monthly verification is required. Payments should arrive within the same timeframe or sooner, as outlined above.



Article Number: 20434, 1531

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