VA Educational Benefits

The VA Certifying official at Elon University is located in the Registrar’s Office in the Alamance Building. If you are a new student and would like to start receiving benefits, the first step is to start the application process with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Details regarding the application process can be found at The VA can also be reached by calling 1-888-442-4551. The VA is the best point of contact for questions concerning benefit payment amounts and questions regarding specific eligibility. Once the VA application process is complete, the following paperwork will need to be submitted to the VA Certifying official via mail, email attachment, or in person.

      • Certificate of Eligibility – After you have applied for and been approved for benefits, you will be issued a certificate of Eligibility from the VA.

Enrollment certifications are generally submitted about a month before classes begin each semester. To ensure continuity of benefits, it is imperative that you complete final registration and course selection in a timely manner.

*If at any time your enrollment changes, it is important to contact the Certifying Official to avoid payment problems. *

Certifying Officials

Nicole Jones, Assistant Registrar
Phone: 336-278-6676
Mailing Address:
Elon University Office of the Registrar
2106 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

Mandy Stovall, Program Assistant
Phone: 336-278-6659
Mailing Address:
Elon University Office of the Registrar
2106 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

For tuition or billing questions, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 336-278-5300.

For financial aid questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 336-278-7640.

Post 9/11 GI Bill – Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Elon University has agreed to participate in the program at varying levels. The School of Law will provide a maximum of fifteen $5,000 scholarships, the School of Physical Therapy will provide a maximum of nine $5,000 scholarships, and beginning with fall of 2011, up to ten incoming first-year undergraduate students will be eligible for $4,500 Yellow Ribbon Scholarship on a first come first served basis. These awards will be matched by the Veterans Administration for each qualifying student.

All Yellow Ribbon awards are based on Post 9/11 Veterans eligibility requirements established by the Veterans Administration and are not need-based. All applicants for the Yellow Ribbon program must contact Elon’s Certifying Official in the Registrar’s Office. Elon’s certifying official will add you to the Yellow Ribbon list if spots are available and will keep a waitlist of those who inquire after the initial spots are filled.

Quick Links
The GI Bill Website
GI Bill Payment Rates
Apply for GI Bill Benefits(VONAPP) (VA Form 22-1990)
Change your GI Bill Benefits (VA Form 22-1995)
Change your Educational Program (VA Form 22-1995)

Apply for Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (VA Form 22-5490)
Change your Educational Assistance (VA Form 22-5495)
Change you Educational Program (major) with the VA (VA Form 22-5495)

Information for Returning Service Members and Veterans
Ask a question, on GI Bill Website