Overview • Requesting enrollment certification each semester • Montgomery GI Bill Monthly WAVE Verification • Using Salukinet to check status of your account • Specific information for GI Bill, Illinois Veterans Grant, National Guard Grant and MIA/POW Scholarship Users • Valuable Web Sites and Phone Numbers
Certifying Enrollments with the VSO • Each student is responsible for informing the Veteran Services Office when they have registered for classes • If the VSO has not been informed of an enrollment or changes in enrollment, a certification will not be sent off • If a class is added or dropped at any time, the VSO needs to be informed as well so the appropriate amendments can be made • Keep in mind that this is a recurring event. This should be done prior to the start of each semester you are attending • Certifications for upcoming semesters can be sent starting 60 days prior to first day of class • We may initially report $0 for Tuition and Fees to make sure we report early enough to get monthly payment scheduled • Post 9/11 GI Bill: VA will pay Tuition and Fees to University and Book Stipend to Student no earlier than 12 days prior to 1st day of school • “Normal” processing time to schedule payments is 14 days • You will receive an e-mail at your siu.edu e-mail account when certification is submitted
Verifying Attendance • When to Verify • Students using the Montgomery GI Bill Chapters 30, 1606 & 1607 can verify their attendance the last day of the month for each month during the enrollment period. • Example: for the Spring semester, a student can verify their attendance the last day of January or anytime in February. For the month of February, you would verify at the end of the month or anytime in March, and so forth. • Keep in mind it is always a month behind
How to verify attendance • There are two options that students can verify their attendance • Option 1: Students can call the following number (877)823-2378 to verify your enrollment. • Option 2: Go the WAVE website @ www.gibill.ba.gov/wave/ to verify your enrollment.
How to use WAVE • For first time users when you login, your password will be the last six digits of your SSN and your file number is your full SSN.
WAVE login Cont. File number is your Social Security Number Password/Pin is the last six digits of your SSN Following your first login using the last six digits of your SSN, you will be prompted to a screen to change your password for all future logins.
WAVE Cont. • Once you have logged in successfully you will be taken to the WAVE homepage where you can easily: • Verify enrollments • See your Benefit status information • Change your address • Change or enroll in Direct Deposit • And check your last WAVE verification
Benefit Status Information Enrollment period for which you have been certified for, total # of credit hours, status and monthly rate you are to receive for enrollment
Verifying Monthly Enrollment From the WAVE Homepage, select Verify Monthly Enrollment Status Note: You will only be able to choose this option when you have an enrollment to verify. Once you have verified for that month, it will not be an option till the next month
Submit Verification of Enrollment Always check your address to make sure it is correct. If it has changed, you can easily change your address through WAVE Note: Always look at the enrollment period you are verifying. Check the begin dates and end dates and make sure the amount of credit hours you are verifying are correct. If there not contact the Veteran Services Office. Select Submit Verification
If at anytime this information is incorrect or you run into any troubles, please contact the Veterans Services Office by: • Phone: (618) 453-1336 • Email: Vets@siu.edu • Or in person (we are located in Woody Hall Room B258 Select SUBMIT, to complete the Verification
Salukinet & How to Check Your Account Select MyRecords
Choose Which Ever Heading Select My SIUC Student Records Then select Student
GI Bill limits on course selection • GI Bill requires courses to apply to degree program • Exception for final semester to fill out full-time requirement • Rate of Pursuit impacts monthly payment • Online-only students may have reduced monthly payment • Limit on re-taking a class to get a better grade • Restricted to meeting graduation requirements • Two failures may result in student debt to VA • Impact of Add/Drop • During Add/Drop Period – Refund must return to VA if paid by VA • Non-Punitive Withdrawal – may result in student debt to VA • One time waiver up to six credit hours • Punitive Withdrawal – may result in student debt to VA
GI Bill and financial aid • Pell Grant, Loans and undesignated scholarships pay in addition to Veterans Benefits • Certain scholarships are restricted to Tuition and Fees, can not double pay • Illinois MAP Grant • Tuition Waiver Programs • Grad Assistanceship
Illinois Veterans Grant • Part of your financial aid package • Pays automatically with other forms of financial aid • If you skip a semester you might need to call to restart IVG • Adds and Drops • Additional Charges will be covered by IVG • If there is a Tuition/Fee Refund, it will go back to IVG • If you drop with no refund, the points are burned…no refund, no debt • Fees IVG will not Pay • Course specific Lab Fee • Student to Student Fee ($3) • Distance Education Fee ($59 per semester hour)
National Guard Grant • Part of your financial aid package • Pays automatically with other forms of financial aid • Covers Tuition and Activity Fee • YOU MUST Re-Apply each Fall • Adds and Drops • Additional Tuition Charges will be covered by NGG • If there is a Tuition/Fee Refund, it will go back to NGG • If you drop with no refund, the points are burned…no refund, no debt
MIA/POW SCHOLARSHIP • Part of your financial aid package • Pays automatically with other forms of financial aid • If you skip a semester you might need to call to restart • MIA/POW Scholarship is a Tuition Waiver • Adds and Drops • Additional Charges will be covered • If there is a Tuition Refund, it will go back to Scholarship • If you drop with no refund, the points are burned…no refund, no debt