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The UMSON Scholarship & Grants Office assists students with Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits. All new students interested in using VA education benefits must submit the following documentation and forms to Tara Byrd prior to the start of the semester enrolled.
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a variety of informational pamphlets, fact sheets, scholarship details, etc. available to students. Click here to view this information.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission has several scholarship programs available to veterans and their family members. To view these opportunities, click here.
You can visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website, http://www.gibill.va.gov, or contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GI-Bill-1) and speak with a veterans benefits counselor.
A comparison of VA education benefit programs and their payment rates can be found at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/comparison_tool.asp. It is recommended that before choosing a program you consult with your veterans benefits counselor through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
After consulting with your veterans benefits counselor, apply for benefits online at http://www.gibill.va.gov.
Chapter 31 veterans are evaluated through the Baltimore Regional Veterans Office. Upon completion of the evaluation and determination of eligibility is established, a purchase order, VA Form 28-1905 (Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Re-entrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status Form), will be provided to the school and the student. The school can only certify the student for the specific program and dates listed on the VA Form 28-1905. Please call the Baltimore Regional Veterans Affairs Office at 1-800-827-1000 for inquiries.
You will receive an email from Tara Byrd confirming the date of your certification.
Tara Byrd will notify UMB Student Accounting of your pending VA payment. Kia Partlow, UMB accountant, is available to assist with questions about your bill and VA payment. You can contact Kia at 410-706-1337.
The VA takes 6-9 weeks to process your certification once the School of Nursing files it electronically.
You must notify Tara Byrd any time your enrollment status changes.
Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines are eligible for in-state tuition. If you are an active, full-time member of the Armed Forces, are stationed in the state of Maryland, and have the appropriate documentation, you are eligible for in-state tuition charges. The UMB Office of the Registrar determines in-state status. For more information on how in-state status is determined, visit the Office of the Registrar’s website.
The VA will pay you directly for the book stipend and, if applicable, the housing allowance.
The VA will automatically pay the “kicker” funds once they have processed your semester enrollment certification. Please contact the VA directly if you have any questions concerning this funding.
Yes, the VA offers reimbursement for licensing and certification. For directions on how to request reimbursement, click here.
You must contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GI-Bill-1) or http://www.gibill.va.gov.
The Tuition Assistance forms must be submitted to UMB Accountant Kia Partlow. You can contact Kia at 410-706-1337.