VA Education

Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits

Deferment of Payment

The Veteran's Certifying Official in the Student Services Office will issue a deferment for payment of student fees when you register for classes and submit a certification request.  If you have had a break in your educational program, you may need to provide an updated VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE), register for classes, and a certification request.  While tuition and fee payment is pending from the VA, Valencia College will not: prevent your enrollment; assess a late penalty fee; require you to secure alternative or additional funding; deny you access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills.  To qualify for this provision, you will be required to: produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class; provide a request to be certified using the Atlas system; and  provide any additional information needed to properly certify your enrollment.

The deferment of payment applies to all chapters but specifically to students receiving chapter 31, 33, and 35 benefits.  Valencia College shall not impose financial or access penalties for up to 90 days.

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