1. How do I start using my GI Bill?
Please refer to VA Process and follow the steps.
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2. What number do I call to find out if
I have VA benefits?
The number is 888-442-4551.
3. I filled out the VA Online
Application (VONAPP). What do I do now?
The VA representative at Saint Leo will require that you submit
a copy of the application or a Certificate of Eligibility to
him/her before he/she can certify you for any benefits.
4. Can I use my GI BILL in conjunction
with Tuition Assistance (TA)?
If you are Active Duty military and have been in an active
status for two years, then you are eligible for TA TOP-UP. TOP_UP
will cover the unpaid balance not covered by TA. TA and GI Bill
cannot be used in conjunction to pay for the same classes except in
special cases. Please read more about that program on
www.gibill.va.gov or www.voled.doded.mil go to 'services' and click
on the link for your branch of service.
5. Can I use my GI BILL in conjunction
with Financial Aid?
6. Do we offer Advance
Saint Leo's Center for Online Learning does not participate in
Advance Payment so you are required to pay for your tuition in
advance. Please call 877-856-2144 Extensions 7351 or 7347 to find
out about payment options.
7. How long does the VA take to
The VA normally takes 45-60 days to reimburse you.
8. How many classes do I need to take
for it to be considered full-time?
Full time status is two or more classes and half time is one
9. What is the pay rate for full time
and half time?
Full-time pays $1368 and Half-time pays $684.
10. Who do I notify about my address
You will need to contact the VA at 404-929-3116 and your Saint
Leo VA representative:
A - L email@example.com
(352) 588-7351 or 1-(877) 856-2144 ext. 7351
M - Z firstname.lastname@example.org
(352) 588-7347 or 1-(877) 856-2144 ext. 7347
11. Do I need to contact my VA
representative each month to be certified?
No; however, it is recommended to remind your VA Rep (by phone
or email) each term that you have registered for classes. The only
time that you are required to contact the VA representative at
Saint Leo, is if there is a change in your enrollment status or
program of training.
12. What do I need to do if I have
changed my program of study?
You will need to complete the VONAPP form 22-1995 from the VA
website. Be sure to provide your Saint Leo VA representative with a
copy of the form submitted.
13. I am currently attending another
University but I just want to take a few classes with Saint Leo.
Will the VA pay for those classes?
In order to be reimbursed for those classes by the VA, your
primary University needs to send the Saint Leo Certifying Official
a letter stating that the classes that you will be taking with
Saint Leo will count as credit toward your degree at your primary
University. Once approved, the Certifying Official will submit your
enrollment certification to the VA regional office in Atlanta,