Instructions/Forms to Apply for G.I. Bill Benefits
Forms and instructions to apply for G.I. Bill benefits can be found using the links above, for first-time users or students who have used G.I. Bill benefits at another institution, and students who wish to continue using their G.I. Bill benefits.
VA benefits for summer classes may differ from Fall and Spring due to the length of the sessions.
Post 9/11 GI Bill
You must apply for this benefit through VONAPP on the GI Bill website www.gibill.va.gov. Please note! This benefit is irrevocable. You will not be able to go back to your previous chapter benefit once you elect to use the Post 9/11 benefit.
Students receiving G.I. Bill benefits may be eligible for a deferred tuition deadline, as a courtesy from the ODU Office of Finance. Deferments are only granted prior to the tuition deadline for each Fall and Spring semester, and only if the student has no outstanding account balance.
Deferments are not available for students enrolled in ODU certificate programs or for students enrolled in the Masters of Engineering Management (MEM) program. Students receiving VA Vocational Rehabilitation benefits are also not eligible for tuition deferment.
The deadline to apply for the VA tuition deferment is the tuition deadline for each Fall and Spring term. Check the Academic Calendar for the tuition deadline date.
The VA regional office may take from 2 to 3 months to process your initial application for VA benefits; the average time for the Veterans Affairs Services staff to process your paperwork is generally within 10 business days, excluding peak enrollment times.
Regardless of the status of the student's VA claim:
- Spring tuition must be paid no later than April 1.
- Fall tuition must be paid by November 1.
- There will be no exceptions to these deadlines.
Veterans' deferments expire on November 1 for Fall and April 1 for Spring. No VA tuition deferments are offered for Summer sessions.
Deployment or Mobilization of Currently Enrolled Students
See News for Military Students and Veterans.
Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Recipients
Parking Decals -- parking authorizations will be sent by the Registrar's Office to the Parking and Transportation Services Office
Books and Supplies -- you may pick up your books and supplies from the University Bookstore three weeks before the semester begins. Bookstore vouchers are no longer needed.
Questions? Please contact the Veterans Affairs Services staff (Registrar's Office, 116 Rollins Hall, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Office of Distance Learning (800) 968-2638, as appropriate, for more information.