Veterans Educational Benefits

Wilmington University makes every effort to assist eligible service members, veterans, and their dependents in their academic pursuits. Veterans Educational Benefits are available for eligible programs at Wilmington University. Application information may be obtained in the Admissions Office or from the Veterans Affairs website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/. Students are not eligible to collect full Veterans Educational Benefits for course(s) for which they are receiving military tuition assistance. Active-duty military students using military tuition assistance may apply to utilize the “Top Up” program directly through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Students must remain in good academic standing in order to receive Veterans Educational Benefits.

VA education benefits will be terminated for any VA student placed under academic suspension. Benefits may resume when the student returns to satisfactory academic standing. Veteran Students who do not meet the University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy will have their Veterans benefits terminated until they maintain SAP. The VA does not pay for audited courses or a repeated course to just raise GPA. The VA will pay for a repeated course which is required of the course program.

MAT 095 and ENG 095 courses are not paid for by the VA. Independent Study courses are classified as distance learning courses by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Independent Study courses do not count towards a student’s eligibility for full on-ground housing allowance. Students should contact the VA with any questions regarding housing allowance eligibility.

The eFolio system is the College of Education's electronic portfolio system used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies and is not covered by the VA.

Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Program: Vocational Rehabilitation is a program designed to assist service-disabled veterans to obtain suitable employment and promote maximum independence in daily living. Professional counselors from the Department of Veterans Affairs assist in preparing an individual plan which includes services and financial assistance necessary to complete a designated program. Students seeking additional information pertaining to this type of benefit should contact the Vocational Rehabilitation Department of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Educational institution will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.