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Fall 2020 Registration Update

Certification for Fall 2020 is now open. If you wish to have your courses certified for the Fall term, please go to Step 2 of the Eligibility & Benefits Processing page to complete your certification request form.

To determine if your enrollment will meet the credit requirement, to be full-time, please see the guide below. You must have a minimum of 12 credits to be eligible for full-time enrollment:

Option 1* Option 2* Option 3*
12 credits session 1 6 credits session 1
3 credits session 2
3 credits session 4
6 credits session 2
6 credits session 4

Taking classes in Session 3 will require more than 12 credit hours to receive full-time BAH for the entire semester.

* Applies only to Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Now Veteran Readiness & Employment) recipients only.

Fall 2020 Enrollment Certification

We are now accepting Veteran Benefit Certification Requests for the Fall 2020 term and will begin to certify Fall registrations in the VA Once reporting system. Once you have been certified, you will receive a confirmation email from Veterans Services. If you have any questions regarding your Fall certification, please email veterans@broward.edu; Please wait until you have received your confirmation email before sending an email to the Veterans Services inbox. Please include your name, student ID, and phone number in your email.

Veterans and Family Members with VBA Overpayment

If you are affected by COVID-19, have a VBA benefit debt, and need temporary financial relief, please contact the Debt Management Center (DMC) at 1-800-827-0648 to request assistance.

Processing delays at the VA during peak times of the year

The Department of Veteran Affairs has advised our office that first-time applicants (Veterans and Dependents of Veterans) may experience application processing delays due to the high volume of applications being submitted.  Longer delays can be expected between the months of June, July, and August, which are typically when most individuals are applying for VA benefits because these are the months leading up to the Fall semester at schools across the country.

First time GI Bill recipients may also experience a delay in the receipt of your first benefit payment.  Once the first payment has been issued all other payments should be made on time.

If you have not received your monthly payment one week after the first of the month, please contact Veterans Services at the College.  Our office can be reached via e-mail at veterans@broward.edu or by visiting Veterans Services on Central Campus, Building 19, Room 101.  Our office would be more than happy to assist you with any delays in payment. 

Updates for GI Bill Housing Payment Delays

The VA announced that it would be more than a year until they were able to fully implement the Forever GI Bill.  This would delay the roll-out date to make correct GI Bill housing payments under the law until December 1, 2019.

The VA encourages students that require assistance with their GI Bill benefit or experience financial hardship due to a delay in payment to contact the Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 between 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Friday.

FAQ-COVID-19 Veteran Benefits

 

A1: Based on the new law, Post-9/11 GI Bill ® students who pursue resident courses converted to an online modality solely due to COVID-19 will continue to receive the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) rate for resident training. The law only authorizes this special authority from March 1, 2020, to December 21, 2020. Broward College online modality is known as remote leaning and the course have this special designator in the course note and the campus is defined as either North, South or Central. 

Note: Other types of changes to your enrollment status may affect payments that are Non COVID-19 related

Broward College will report the changes to the enrollment certification for the term. The school will report the date that the course was cancel.

 

No, Broward College will report a special circumstance to the VA for the termination of the certification.

 

Broward College will report the withdrawal based on the attendance policy and report COVID-19 as mitigating circumstance.  The last day of attendance will be reported to the VA as the effective date. 

Note: In these situations, the law does NOT allow VA to continue payments beyond the last day of attendance. 

 

The college will continue to certify the credits hours to the VA as resident credit hours during the timeframe: 1March 2020, to 21 December 2020. 

 

Affected students will continue to receive their Military Housing Allowance (MHA) until the end until the end of the term or 4 weeks (28 days) from the data that the school ceased operations. 

The college will review the published attendance and incomplete Grade policy and will report the date that the training ceased to the VA.  The school will use a special remark of COVID-19 during the termination of the certification so it will not impact the student in a negative manner.

The school will need to review the incomplete grade policy and apply that procedure if applicable.  The student will not be enrolled in the subsequent flight course until the “I” grade is completed. 

If the incomplete grade policy is not applicable, the school will report withdrawal of the flight training to the VA with the LDA (last date of attendance) and report COVID-19 as mitigating circumstances.

You will only receive half the national average MHA payment.

The student’s MHA will still be paid at the full-time rate for the national average.

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