VA Chapter 30

www.gibill.va.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs
Atlanta Regional Office

1700 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 1-888-442-4551
www.gibill.va.gov
Atlanta Office
Georgia Department of Veterans Services
"Serving Georgia's Veterans"
sdvs.georgia.gov
Phone: 404-656-2306/2322
Fax: 404-657-6276
Luther Rice College & Seminary VA Benefits Certifying Offical
Mr. Gary Cook
Phone: 770-484-1204 x5284
Fax: 678-990-5388
mailto:gcook@lutherrice.edu

Checklist For Getting Military Educational Benefits

  1. File appropriate form with the VA
    Please print a copy of your application and submit it to the Luther Rice Certifying Official
  2. Submit a copy of "Certificate of Eligibility" to the Luther Rice Certifying Official
    This is the document that the VA mails to you after processing your application for benefits
  3. Submit a copy of DD-214 to the Luther Rice Certifying Official
  4. Register for courses
    • Courses must be required for program of study
    • Cannot retake courses that have been successfully completed

Enrollment Certification for Military Education Benefits

Chapter 30 VA students must self-certify their enrollment status at the end of every month in order to receive payment from the VA. Enrollment can be verified on the last calendar day of the month or thereafter.

  • Online Certification: W.A.V.E (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment)
  • Certification by Phone: 1-877-823-2378 - toll free Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

In addition to self-certification, the Luther Rice Certifying Official will submit enrollment statuses for certification each semester.  The Luther Rice Certifying Official will submit enrollment statuses prior to the beginning of each semester (after student's first semester of attendance) if student has pre-registered for courses.  The Luther Rice Certifying Official will also submit course changes made by the student to the VA.

Military Education Website Links

GI Bill Website
Information on Chapter 30
Education Benefit Payment Rates