Starting in the Spring 2022 semester, Post-9/11 GI Bill® students are required to verify their enrollment to continue receiving their payments.
Enrollment verification is a new requirement for Post-9/11 GI Bill students to verify that they have remained enrolled in the same courses or training every month. Students who receive MHA/kicker payments will have their payments withheld if they fail to verify or report that they are no longer enrolled in their courses or training. To streamline the process, VA is providing the option to verify enrollment easily and securely via text message.
This requirement is only for Post-9/11 GI Bill and does not impact other benefit programs, such as the Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB), Survivors and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) or the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship. If you are an MGIB student, this new requirement does not represent a change for you, as MGIB students are already required to verify enrollment.
Post 9/11 GI Bill students are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to update their information. This will ensure that they receive the latest email updates on monthly enrollment verification and are able to opt-in to enrollment verification by text message.
For more information on enrollment verification, including an infographic with step-by-step instructions and FAQs, explore the Enrollment Verification website. The VA will also be share this information with affected students directly.