The LMU School Certifying Officer (SCO) is Jeffrey Seeger in the Office of the Registrar and he may be reached via email (preferred) or at 310.338.2707.
Where do I go at LMU for veterans benefits assistance and information?
See the School Certification Officer, von der Ahe Building 150, during regular business hours. Also visit the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) GI Bill and Today's GI Bill websites for essential information.
How do I become eligible for veterans benefits?
Eligibility for education benefits is determined solely by the VA. Visit the GI Bill website for answers to most questions regarding benefits. You can also call the VA Education Hotline/Call Center at 1(888) GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to inquire about education benefits.
How do I initiate veterans benefits?
Apply for veterans education benefits directly with the VA. The GI Bill is available to eligible veterans and eligible dependents/spouses of veterans. Visit the GI Bill website to apply for these benefits. You can also call the VA Education Hotline/Call Center at 1(888) GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to inquire about education benefits. If you are approved for the GI Bill, the VA will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) award letter.
How do I certify my student enrollment at LMU?
Student enrollment must be certified by the Registrar's Veterans Affairs Certification Coordinator. Download and submit the VA Semester Benefits Entitlement form and a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) award letter - if you are a new student or the COE has changed - to the LMU certifying official.
How do I transfer my benefits to LMU?
First-time LMU students who have previously used their benefit(s) at another institution and would like to begin utilizing it here 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
What VA benefits are available to dependents of veterans?
Dependents and spouses of veterans may also be eligible for the GI Bill; see the GI Bill website for eligibility information. You can also call the VA Education Hotline/Call Center at 1(888) GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) for eligibility information.
How long does it take to receive VA benefits?
First-time recipients should receive their benefits in approximately six (6) to eight (8) weeks. Continuing students should receive their benefits in approximately three (3) weeks.
Are there other Veteran Programs on campus?
Yes. The campus' Veteran Programs provides resources and services to meet the unique needs of our student veterans.
What Is Considered Full-Time Coursework During Summer Sessions for GI Bill Purposes?
Full-time summer coursework isn’t the same at all colleges. Much depends on how long the summer session lasts-four weeks, six weeks, 12 weeks, etc. You will need to consult the institution of higher learning you’ll be attending to learn how long their summer terms are and the maximum credit hours you are allowed to carry. Some programs (four weeks) may offer a three-credit hour workload that allows the student to draw 100% BAH, but the housing allowance is only paid for the time actually attending classes. You cannot draw the GI Bill housing allowance when you are not attending classes in the summer. Remember: you do not receive GI Bill payments during break.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.