Getting Started at George Fox University

Step One: Apply for admissions at George Fox University (Enrollment Deposit cannot be billed to the VA)
Step Two: Get started using your VA educational benefits
  • Apply to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for your education benefits. if you have not already done so, go to eBenefits
    • After submitting the correct form, please print out a copy for the GFU Certifying Official.

Print and complete the Students Rights and Responsibilities form. This form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Step Three:

Apply for Financial Aid

Step Four:
  •  Contact Veterans Certifying Official, Sherri Moore, for benefit consultations

Step Five: Meet with your Enrollment Counselor within your major or program of study. Any Veteran receiving GI Bill Benefits while attending George Fox University is required to obtain transcripts from all previously attended schools and submit them to the VA School Official (Registrars office) for review of prior credit.

Dual Enrollments

  • Using benefits to cover courses taken simultaneously at other institutions:
  • If you are receiving benefits through GFU, we are your parent school. The other institution needs approval from the Veterans' Certifying Official at GFU allowing them to certify your courses at their institution.
  • Contact your GFU Enrollment Counselor to get approval for the courses you plan to take in the following term.
  • Your Enrollment Counselor can e-mail his or her approval to the Veterans' Certifying Official.
  • The email must include a statement that courses being taken apply to a degree program offered at GFU. The statement must include the course number and name of the class.
  • The Veterans' Certifying Official will send a "Parent School" Letter of approval to your other institution.
  • The other institution will then be able to certify you to the VA for the specified courses.
  • The Veterans' Certifying Official will then issue enrollment certification documents to the VA Regional office in order to monitor the student's satisfactory academic progress.
Step Six:

Complete the Veterans Schedule Certification Form each semester to utilize your VA Education Benefits.Traditional Undergraduate Students will be required to complete the VA Payment Estimator at the beginning of each academic year. Please contact Certifying Official for more information.

Additional Important Information

  • You may receive retroactive benefits for up to one year before the date you submitted your application. (Not applicable for all chapters)
  • Only courses required for the degree program you are admitted to are eligible for VA benefits. If you change degree programs you must notify the registrar's office and the Veteran's Administration by completing VONAPP form 1995.
  • Students are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress to be eligible for VA benefits. Please see the Policies section for a description of this academic policy.

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