Using My Benefits at LMU

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is not required to receive veteran’s benefits or for the Yellow Ribbon program. However, as a veteran, you may also apply for other forms of financial aid.  Review our financial aid website for information on grants, and for which you might qualify as well as the details on how to apply.

**All students must have their SSN on file with the University**

New Students

  1. Be accepted by LMU 
  2. Submit the VA Benefits Certificate of Eligibility to VA Certification Office *
  3. Register for classes
  4. Submit the Semester Benefit Enrollment (SBE) form

Continuing Students

  1. Register for classes
  2. Submit the Semester Benefit Enrollment (SBE) form

* First-time LMU students who have previously used their benefit(s) at another institution should submit one of the following forms electronically utilizing eBenefits:

  • All GI Bill (Chapter 33) recipients: VA Form 22-1995 Change of Program or Place of Training
  • Chapter 35, 1606, or the Fry Scholarship recipients: VA Form 22-5495 Change of Program or Place of Training

 

LMU Certification of Enrollments to the VA

When submitting enrollment certifications, LMU certifies the units in which the student is enrolled. LMU does not certify eligibility to receive VA funds; only the VA can do that. You must contact the VA directly to inquire about the status of your benefits.

In order to prevent gaps in benefit payments, LMU follows the dual certification process recommended by the VA. Students who want to use benefits in a semester must submit the SBE form. LMU will not certify enrollments for students who do not submit the form.

Pre-certification

  • After registration but prior to the beginning of a semester, LMU submits only enrolled units (without the accompanying tuition and fees) which allows for the benefits to continue in advance of the term.

Certification

  • Beginning with the second week of the semester, LMU certifies your enrollment term dates, units, enrollment status, tuition and mandatory fees to the VA.

 NOTE: Students who want to use benefits in a semester(s) MUST SUBMIT the SBE form. LMU will not certify enrollments for students who do not submit the form.