Veterans Benefits

Veterans' enrollment certifications are processed by the Registrar's Office. All veterans planning to obtain educational assistance benefits through the Veterans Administration must record their intentions with the Registrar's Office for each certification period. Those students applying for veteran's benefits at Herkimer College for the first time should make application to the Veterans Administration well in advance of the college registration. Forms are available at the Registrar's Office or online at Federal and state regulations require that colleges report promptly to the VA non-attendance or termination of study on the part of students receiving benefits. All students receiving educational assistance benefits are required to submit monthly attendance reports signed by their instructors confirming satisfactory attendance. Failure to submit these reports or an unsatisfactory report may result in termination of benefits and possible reimbursement of monies received from the VA. For further information, please contact the Registrar's Office.

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

  • Prevent nor delay the student's enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution, including, but not limited to access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.