How do I determine my eligibility?
Veterans Education Benefits are available to eligible UTHSC students who are active duty or reserve military personnel, veterans, or in some cases, the child or spouse of a veteran.
What to do if you are eligible
To determine eligibility you must first submit an application to Veterans Affairs (VA Form 22-1990) or apply on-line. Once you have been approved, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility letter from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs approximately 2-3 weeks from your application date.
To have your enrollment certified
Please bring copies of the following to the certifying official at your university:
- Copy of you Application for VA Benefits (VA Form 22-1990) submitted to VA
- Certificate of Eligibility letter
- Form DD214 - If on active duty, a letter from your Education Service Officer
- A completed UTHSC VA Certification Request Form
- You also must have registered for the classes being certified.
Please fax, mail, or bring copies of the above documents to:
Veterans Affairs Representative
910 Madison Ave, Suite 520
Memphis, TN 38163
Upon confirmation of your enrollment status, your certification will be electronically submitted via the VA-Once System. Enrollment Certifications Are Submitted Each Semester.
For payment information and to check the status of certification after it has been submitted, please contact the Veteran Affairs Student Line, 1-888-442-4551. Call from 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM Central Time, Monday- Friday. Please keep the UTHSC Certifying Official aware of any changes to your enrollment status.
If you have specific concerns about your certification at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center contact the UTHSC Certifying Official via email: email@example.com or call: (901) 448-4985. To learn more about the Veterans Education Benefit programs, visit U.S. Department of Veterans Affair: GI Bill.
VA News & Updates
TS Reinstated, Open for DetailsPosted: March 25, 2013
Halt in Tuition Assistance Posted: March 11, 2013
It appears that sequestration has "hit" military tuition assistance benefits. Earlier last week, the USMC moved to halt tuition assistance for NEW enrollees in response to the sequestration. On Thursday March 7th, the Army followed by announcing they also would suspend all tuition assistance enrollments. Please read Army suspends tuition assistance program for more details.
Federal Benefit checks going all electronicPosted: March 5, 2013
U.S. Treasury Requires Electronic Federal Benefit Payments:
By March 1, 2013, everyone getting federal benefits by paper check will need to switch to electronic payments - direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or to the Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card. Learn how to switch at GoDirect.gov. U.S. Deparrtment of the Treasury: Treasury Payments
Advantages of Direct Deposit
- On time: Checks sent through the mail take time to reach you. Foul weather, misrouted mail and other events can make your wait even longer. If your check becomes lost or stolen, that time increases as you wait for a replacement check and your bills go unpaid. Direct deposit eliminates the wait. Your money is in your bank account on pay day.
- More secure: Your mailed check goes through a lot of hands before it reaches you. From printing to transport to your mail box, the more stops it makes the more opportunities there are for it to get lost or stolen. Even when you visit your bank to deposit it, your check can be handled by up to nine people before it is processed. Eliminate the risk and take control of your money. Direct deposit is a sure and easy way to do this.
- More convenient: No need to drive to the bank to deposit your check means less gas and time. You'll have more time to enjoy the things you really like to do. And if you cash your check at a grocery or retail store, or if you use a check cashing service, direct deposit saves on fees you might otherwise pay.
- Easy: Don't have a bank account? Find a bank or credit union in your area that is reputable and provides the services you need at little or no cost. And make sure they offer FDIC coverage of your account and accept direct deposit. It's the best way you can take control of your finances and protect yourself at the same time.
* This also applies to T/F payments to schools under chapter 33, the new Post-9/11 GI Bill.
The Veterans Crisis LinePosted: March 5, 2013
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline and online chat.
Veterans and their families and friends can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, Veterans Chat (online chat), or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Veterans Crisis Line
Learn more about the Veterans Crisis Line and what VA is doing to help Veterans who face serious challenges or may be at risk of suicide.