VA Compliance

In accordance with Public Law 115-251, any individual using educational assistance under the following chapters: Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty Program), Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation), Chapter 33 (Post – 9/11 GI Bill), of Title 38, United States Code, The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311 (b) (9)), Chapter 35 (Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program) and Chapter 1606 of Title 10 U.S.C. (Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve) who lives in the State of Michigan while attending Washtenaw Community College will be charged in-state tuition rates (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).

Washtenaw Community College complies with Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e) under which covered individuals (i.e. any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits) can attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapters 31 or 33 (a "certificate of eligibility" can also include a "Statement of Benefits" obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) website - eBenefits, or a VA form 28-1905 for Chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  1. The date on which payment from the VA is made to the institution.
  2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Washtenaw Community College will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, or any covered individual because of the individual's inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funding from VA under Chapters 31 or 33.

Covered individuals wanting to use their educational benefits at Washtenaw Community College are required to submit a completed and signed Veterans Request for Certification Form available in the Veterans Resource Center. Additionally, covered individuals may be required to provide additional information as necessary to properly certify enrollment.