Military Student Intent for Certification Form

This form is a tool for us to stay connected. It helps you remember some of the big ticket items the VA will and won’t pay for and it helps the School Certifying Official (SCO) know what you want done with your education benefits. We are here to serve you to the best of our ability, but teamwork is helpful.

Important: By submitting this form you agree that Grace College and Theological Seminary will not share the information with the applicant without your express permission.

Applicant Information


  • I understand that I am ultimately responsible for tuition and fees. VA payments will be made according to current VA policy.
  • I understand that I will receive benefits only for courses applying towards my program of study. Courses not listed as a requirement for program completion will not be certified and I will not receive benefits for them.
  • I understand that the VA determines my rate of pursuit (full time vs part time) and this may impact funds distributed. For example, if you pursue at less than half time your BAH may be withheld.
  • I understand that any change in status (dropping/adding courses, withdrawing courses, address and phone number changes, etc), must be reported immediately to the SCO. Changes in enrollment after certification may result in an underpayment or overpayment of benefits. The best thing to do is discuss the impact of schedule changes with the Financial Aid Office and SCO BEFORE making the changes.
  • I understand that after prior credit has been evaluated (military transcripts/prior college), any credit awarded for class(es) that I’m currently enrolled and certified for by the VA will be decertified, which may result in an overpayment of benefits.
  • I understand that I am liable for any overpayment(s) that I might receive from the VA.
  • I understand that any unsatisfactory progress will be reported to the DOD/VA. Some DOD programs require at least a B minimum.
  • I understand that I must complete this form for EVERY SEMESTER I wish to receive VA educational benefits. Failure to complete this form as soon as I have finalized my enrollment for the indicated term may cause a delay in my benefits.
  • I hereby certify that all statements I have made on this form are true and complete to the best of my knowledge

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