VRC Updates

FALL 2023 Updates:

Continue Benefits

I want to continue receiving my benefits.  What do I do?

In order to have your VA Education Benefits submitted to the VA by EWU, students must submit their class schedule to VRC Office.  Follow the instructions at EWU VRC SCHEDULE SUBMISSION to submit your class schedule to EWU VRC Office.

Key Dates at EWU

Review Academic Calendar for Dates

May 25: Fall QTR Registration Open New Students

Aug 18: Last Day Summer QTR

Aug 21: Frist Day Fall SEMESTER

Aug 25: Last Day 100% refund/Tuition/Fees Due SEMESTER

Sep 4: Labor Day Observed (EWU Closed)

Sep 14: Fall QTR Tuition & Fees Available in EagleNET

Sep 15-22: Welcome Week 

Sept 17: Fall QTR Financial Aid Disbursed

Sep 18: First Day Fall Online GRAD Accelerated Fall #1

Sep 20: First Day Fall QTR

Sep 22: Last day to add a waitlist

Sep 26: Last day for 100% refund and Tuition/Fees Due QTR

Oct 1: FAFSA/WASFA Open for 2023/2024 academic year

Oct 3: Last day to drop without a 'W' Grade

Oct 20: Last day for 50% refund

Oct 30: First Day Fall Online GRAD Accelerated Fall #2

Nov 6: Priority Registration for Winter QTR

Nov 10: Veteran Day Observed (EWU closed)

Nov 11: Veteran Day

Enrollment Verification POST 9/11® CH33

Enrollment verification is a new requirement for Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) students ONLY


Requirement for Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) students to verify every month that you are still enrolled in the same courses that your school certified to VA. It’s not about verifying that you are attending classes, but whether your certified enrollment has changed.


Additional information can be viewed on VA website:  Enrollment Verification - Education and Training (va.gov)

The EWU VRC will be closed the following days:

July 4, 2023 - Independence Day Observed EWU Closed

September 4, 2023 - Labor Day Observed EWU Closed

November 10, 2023 - Veterans Day Observed EWU Closed

November 23-24, 2023 - Thanksgiving Day Observed EWU Closed

December 25, 2023 - Christmas Day Observed EWU Closed

January 1, 2024 - New Year's Day Observed EWU Closed

Priority Registration

All Veterans, NG, Reserves and Spouses using VA Benefits have priority registration (first day of registration)

Refer to the Academic Calendar for registration dates.

Never to early to make an appointment with your academic advisor.

Schedule Submission

In order to have your VA Education Benefits submitted to the VA by EWU students must submit their class schedule to VRC Office. Follow the directions at the link below to submit your schedule to the EWU VRC Office.

STEM Scholars

Are you a Veteran and your Post 9/11 GI Bill ® benefits run out or close to running out? Do you need additional benefits? VA has launched the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship program for students training in high demand STEM fields.  To read if you qualify and to apply, go to VA website below.

Check payments

You can check your VA payment history by accessing the weblink on VA Website: https://www.va.gov/va-payment-history/

For CH30 (MGIB AD) or CH1606 (MGIB SR) you can check this via the WAVE website: https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do

Once your payment is processed by VA, it will take a few more days to reach your banking institution.

VA Average Processing Times

Claims/Enrollment Certifications :

24 Days:  First Time Applications
10 Days:  Supplemental*

*A supplemental claim is a re-enrollment or
other change that impacts your benefit.

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The Veterans Resource Center provides critical services and support to our service members, veterans and their families.   The VRC assists with your transition from the military to higher education and back into civilian life as you learn to navigate the university system.  We will support the unique recruitment, retention and educational needs of our students whose lives are connected to the military.

Changes to tuition and fee debt under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

  • Under Section 1019of Public Law 116-315, the VA has changed how it will handle debts created due to course withdrawals, to include failing grades. Under the new law, tuition and fee debt for withdrawals after the 10th day reporting deadline will be billed back to Eastern Washington University. EWU will hold Chapter 33 students responsible for this debt.
  • Additionally, EWU will be adopting a two-step certification process, certifying only credits prior to the 10th day deadline of any term. Tuition will be submitted only after the respective term’s 10th day deadline.
  • For those who have other accepted financial aid and meet the eligibility criteria, FA will post to their account and pay first. VA payment will occur 2-3 weeks after second reporting to VA.
  • Students are encouraged to plan their finances accordingly due to these new changes.
  • Students are encouraged to carefully consider any potential debt impact before withdrawing from classes. Please contact us if you have any questions.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.