The VA accepts applications online at www.vets.gov. Veterans, military service personnel, and their qualified dependents intending to use VA Benefits at AULA should contact the School Certifying Official located in the Office of Integrated Student Services (OISS).
For New GI Bill® Recipients
If the student is the veteran, or is the dependent and/or survivor of a veteran, and has never used the VA educational benefits before, he or she can apply online at www.vets.gov.
For current GI Bill® Recipients Changing Schools or Programs
If the returning student wishes to change his/her program or place of training and has used the VA educational benefit before, he or she must apply online at www.vets.gov. (Every time a veteran changes programs or schools he or she must fill out this application.)
VA Enrollment Certification
The AULA Designated School Certification Official processes enrollment status certification of VA students prior to the beginning of each term and subsequent updates or changes in statuses are done on a weekly basis, if needed. The enrollment certification is electronically transmitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Appropriate credit for previous education will be granted. Student will be notified in writing of their previous education credits that have been accepted in transfer. Records of all credits accepted will be saved in the student's file maintained by the Office of the University Registrar through the OISS.
It is the student’s responsibility to notify the School's VA Certification Official immediately when increasing or decreasing unit load, withdrawing, or taking a leave of absence. Students who withdraw from the university may have their benefits terminated as of the beginning of the term of withdrawal. Students who withdraw from a course (or courses) in the middle of the term will have their benefits adjusted except in extenuating circumstances. In cases in which students do not return for the next term, benefits will be terminated on the ending date of the previous term. If a student is dismissed for academic reasons, benefits will be terminated as of the date of dismissal. Students who have their benefits terminated in this manner must be counseled by the Veterans Administration before the benefits will be restored.
All students using VA benefits must make satisfactory academic progress toward their educational objectives. At AULA, a student’s satisfactory academic progress is measured against three criteria: 1) completion rate for registered units; 2) rate of progress toward degree completion; 3) maximum time allowed to complete the degree. Calculating satisfactory academic progress for a particular program is explained in detail under the Satisfactory Academic Progress section of this catalog. Students must consult the policy on satisfactory academic progress specific to their respective program.
For further information and assistance, the Department of Veterans Affairs is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Call their toll-free number at 1(888)-GI-BILL 1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit them on the WEB at www.vets.gov.
For efficient handling of student’s VA records, inquiries, and other related problems, contact:
School Certification Official
Office of Integrated Student Services, Suite A2060
400 Corporate Pointe, Suite A2060
Culver City, CA 90230-7615
(310) 578-1080 x 216
Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-407)
Administration of Veterans Educational or Training Benefits for GIBill® and Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Chapter 33 and Chapter 31)
Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to allow covered individuals under VA Education Benefits’ Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 to stay enrolled in courses of education pending receipt of educational assistance from Department of Veterans Affairs.
Who are covered: Beneficiaries of GIBill® Chapter 33 and VR&E Chapter 31
Effective: August 1, 2019
Policy: Pursuant to Sections 103-104, Title I, Public Law 115-407, Antioch University shall:
(a) allow any covered student to attend a course of education or training for up to 90 days from the date the beneficiary provides a certificate of eligibility, or valid VAF 28-1905 (Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance Into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status). This policy permits a student to attend the course until VA provides payment to Antioch University; and
(b) not impose penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial to access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities or require the beneficiary to borrow additional funds to cover tuition and fees due to the delayed disbursement of payments from VA.
Any question on this policy must be directed to the respective campus designated School Certifying Official (SCO).
The AULA Veterans Resource Office
The Veterans Resource Office (VRO) serves as the primary advocate for veterans and other military-connected students. It is aimed at providing an array of services and opportunities in support of the educational goals and professional success of all military-connected students.
The VRO is committed to providing assistance to veterans and other military-connected students to ensure their unique needs are met toward the completion of their academic degree. The VRO will develop opportunities for peer-to-peer support for academic success, wellness, mentoring, and social networking to foster a “veteran-friendly” environment at AULA.
Hours of operation for the VRO shall be posted at the VRO office door, room A1003 on the first floor of the AULA campus. Students may also contact the VRO by phone at 310-578-1080, x440, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.