Veterans Enrollment Certification
To use and maintain your Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits at PNW, you must initially provide proof of eligibility from the VA and then complete an Enrollment Certification Request every time you register for classes.
How to Start Your Benefits
You’ll need to submit the following documents when you register for your first semester at the university:
- COE – Certificate of Eligibility (Submit the proof of eligibility that you received from the VA)
- DD214 – Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
If you have not yet applied for education benefits with the VA or requested a Certificate of Eligibility (COE), click here to get started with the VA.
How to Maintain Your Benefits
Beginning with your first semester at PNW, you and your academic advisor must submit the following documents every time you register for classes:
- Veteran’s Certification Request
If you prefer to complete the Certification Request in person, paper forms are available in the Office of the Registrar, or the form can be mailed to you.
- Advisor Approval Form
Contact your academic advisor and ask them to submit their approval every semester after you register for classes.
After a certifying official in the Office of the Registrar receives these approvals, the appropriate certification forms will be submitted to the VA. The certifying official can only certify courses that meet the degree requirements for your program of study as currently listed in the PNW Academic Catalog. They can’t certify courses a second time unless you withdrew from or did not successfully pass the initial course. Repeated courses that were successfully completed, whether at Purdue Northwest or another institution, cannot be certified.
Contact the VA Certifying Official on your home campus.