After you have applied for benefits at Madison College, the classes you register for and the success you have in those classes can affect your veterans educational benefits. Please be sure you understand the following items when looking at your enrollment.
Change in Enrollment - Any changes in enrollment may create an overpayment and result in a debt to the college or the VA.
Course Length - Students enrolled in classes that do not meet the entire term length may find their Basic Allowance for Housing/Monthly Housing Allowance adjusted throughout the term. The VA calculates BAH/MHA based upon the numbers of days each course meets. We encourage you to email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the start of the term for a review of your course schedule if all courses do not meet the entire term.
Course Mode of Instruction - The course mode of instruction (e.g. online, accellerated, hybrid) may affect your BAH/MHA.
Course to Program Completion - Madison College is required by the VA to only certify courses that are required by a student's program. Refer to your program curriculum sheet or the Advisement Report in your myMadisonCollege Student Center for further details. We strongly recommend that you plan out your courses with an Academic Advisor prior to your enrollment appointment date for the upcoming term.
Repeated Courses - If you enroll in a course more than once, the course will only be certified if the initial grade earned was lower than required by your program of study.
Satisfactory Academic Progress - Students who fail to obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 are placed on academic probation. Failure to achieve a satisfactory grade point average of 2.0 or better for the subsequent probationary semester may result in Madison College being unable to certify future enrollment.
Tuition and Fee Payments to Madison College - Tuition and fees owed to Madison College will be taken from whatever payment source is first received. All students will be held responsible for any outstanding balance on their account. Check payment due dates.
Verification of Enrollment - If you are receiving Chapter 30 or 1606, you must verify your attendance at the end of each month to receive your Monthly Housing Allowance for the month ending. Learn more from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs WAVE or call the toll-free interactive voice response telephone line at (877) VA-ECERT to verify your attendance. Students who have established their eBenefits account, may also verify attendance through eBenefits.
If you are receiving Chapter 35 benefits and admitted into a program with a program number beginning with 30 or 31, you must verify your attendance by calling 1-888-442-4551 at the end of each month of attendance.