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Where to go and Who to see

The Veterans' Affairs Certifying Officials are located in the Office of the Registrar to assist veterans and dependents of veterans who are entitled to V.A. educational benefits.

If you are not clear on which VA Educational benefit you are eligible for, please call the VA Educational Hotline number 1-888-442-4551.

Veterans Forms

Please be sure to fill out both the Student Enrollment Certification Request form and the VA Certification of Enrollment Information form in order to complete the application process and send to the VA School Certifying Official at the Registrar’s Office.

  1. 1. Student Enrollment Certification Request for VA Educational Benefit- Undergrad, Grad, Law, Medical Programs

  2. 2. Student Enrollment Certification Request for VA Educational Benefit- Online Programs

  3. 3. VA Certification of Enrollment Information Form for New & Current Students


VA School Certifying Official at the Registrar’s Office:

For Last Names beginning with A-L

Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35,1606 and 1607: Esther Molina /Phone (305) 284-6418.

For Last Names beginning with M-Z

Chapter 30,31, 33, 35,1606 and 1607: Gregory Bellamy /Phone (305) 284-9432.

It is the responsibility of those receiving benefits to inform their respective Veterans' Affairs Certifying Official of any changes in their academic career immediately. Failure to do so may result in a temporary interruption of benefits.

Please note that certifications of enrollment are processed in the order they are received. During busier times of the year, the certification process may take longer but will be processed within 30 days from the start of term date (first day of class).

Check the Standards of Progress Policy for Veterans in the University of Miami Bulletin.

Overpayments - How to avoid them

An overpayment of benefits will be charged for those courses in which nonpunitive grades (NG, W) are received unless the student presents evidence of acceptable mitigating circumstances.

No benefits will be paid for courses that do not meet school or college requirements for graduation. At the time of registration, please be sure your selected courses meet the requirements toward your specific degree.

Helpful Contact Information

Department of Veterans Affairs website: www.va.gov
Information for Returning OEF/OIF is at http://www.seamlesstransition.va.gov/
Information for Dependents is at http://www.seamlesstransition.va.gov/dependents.asp

Veterans toll free number: 1-888-442-4551
Questions about filling out your application: 1-800-827-1000


Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) is at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp for first time applicants (including Chapter 35), different education benefits, or changing schools and programs
The online application for Chapters 30, 33, 1606 and 1607 is at https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/
The online application for Chapter 31 Veterans is located at www.vetsuccess.gov
Yellow Ribbon Grant information and the Yellow Ribbon Grant Application are located at http://www.miami.edu/index.php/registrar/veteran_information/yellowribbon/

Verification of Enrollment

Chapter 30, 1606 and 1607 Veterans MUST verify their enrollment at the end of each month by calling 1-877-823-2378 OR at https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/


Chapter 30 Veterans may access Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) to obtain a benefit letter indicating remaining benefits.

Financial Aid Information for Veterans

For inquiries concerning Financial Aid and the completion of the FAFSA form- Click Here or you may call Financial Aid at 305-284-5212. Please send all completed Financial Aid forms to Office of Financial Assistance.

Military Withdrawal Information

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