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 www.gibill.va.gov. 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.
• VA Educational Benefits Enrollment Form – Available online. This form must be submitted prior to each semester. If you do not wish to use your entitlement for a term (i.e. Winter or Summer), please do not list it on this enrollment form. Enrollment certifications will be submitted to the VA for any term you list on this form.
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. *
Nicole Jones, Assistant Registrar
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.
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