Instructions for students already enrolled at UAF
You must request the usage of your benefits every semester.
If you make any changes to your program, address, telephone number or any other biographical information, please submit a VA Change Form (PDF).
Attention Chapter 33 Graduating Seniors: Your $50 graduation application fee is reimbursable by the VA. You must email firstname.lastname@example.org to request reimbursement at the time that you apply for graduation.
Certification process for continuing students:
Only the classes that are required for your degree program can be certified for VA benefits. You should work with an academic advisor and refer to Degree Works to confirm that classes are required for your program.
Complete the Certification Request Form (CRF) (Docusign version or PDF version) and return it to the DMVS. The School Certifying Official processes requests within 7-10 business days after they are turned into the DMVS, in the order they were received. The CRF can be turned in as soon as you register for classes and must be turned in by the first day of class to guarantee processing by the add/drop date. The DMVS will send an email to your alaska.edu email if a class cannot be certified for any reason. The VA will send you a confirmation email when they receive our certification.
If you add or drop a class, fill out a Certification Adjustment Form (CAF) (Docusign version or PDF version) so the DMVS can adjust your certification before overpayments or debts occur. This includes adding classes, dropping classes, swapping classes, wait-listed classes and total withdraws. Changing from an eligible class to an ineligible class could result in an overpayment, and you will be responsible for any ineligible classes. You will receive a confirmation email from the VA when this adjustment is submitted by UAF. Requests are processed within 7-10 business days.
The VA must be informed when any funds arrive to pay all or a portion of your tuition and fees. This may include tuition waivers from departments, the Army, Air Guard, MyCAA, STAP or another source that offers assistance for your TUITION and/or FEES. Please understand that the Post 9/11 Bill is the LAST payer, and failing to notify the School Certifying Official in advance may create an overpayment.