Veterans Benefits

To facilitate the participation of veteran students and in accordance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, title 38 U.S. C. sec 3579(e), Norwich University enacts the following policy:

Norwich University will permit any covered individual* to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the Norwich University School Certifying Official a certificate of eligibility of entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a "certificate of eligibility" can also include a "Statement of Benefits" obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website https://www.va.gov/ or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.

  2. Ninety days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Norwich University 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 borrows additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual's inability to meet his or financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

In addition, a covered individual must:

  1. Submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of education.

  2. Pay any fee or payment not covered by the Student's VA benefit disbursement. 
     

Designated staff are available to assist students planning to use VA benefits or Military Tuition Assistance to fund all or a portion of their online or residential program. The staff support inquiries related to military and veteran educational funding that may be used to fund their degree. The dedicated staff serves as our local experts for the Department of Defense’s Tuition Assistance voluntary education programming as well as the Department of Veteran Affairs’ GI Bill® offerings. Additionally, they serve as VA School Certifying Officials and may assist with information related to applying for VA education benefits, enrollment certifications, academic progress tracking and reporting, grade and graduation reporting, and institutional financial clearance procedures.

Students eligible or trying to determine eligibility for the GI Bill® should reach out to the VA with specific questions related to their eligibility for, and use of, benefits.

Students eligible or trying to determine eligibility for DoD’s Tuition Assistance benefits are asked to consult with their branch’s Education Services Officer/Counselor prior to enrollment. 

Online Programs contact, Shaun McCaughey, smccaugh@norwich.edu, 802-485-3305.
Residential Programs contact, Nicole Warner, nwarner@norwich.edu, (802) 485-2355.

* Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Veteran Readiness and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.