Woodbury’s Office of the Registrar certifies enrollment for students who apply and are eligible for educational assistance administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Registrar processes all applications and forwards enrollment certifications to VA regional offices, provides assistance to students with problems that relate to VA educational (or covered) programs, and maintains a reference file on all VA students for up to three years.
Advance payment: Woodbury University does not participate in advance payment for VA students .
Woodbury is committed to assisting veterans and their dependents in obtaining a higher education. This information is designed to assist them in receiving their financial aid benefits.
To file for education benefits with the VA, the veterans, service members, reservists and spouses/dependents of a service-connected disabled or deceased veteran may use the Veterans On-Line Applications (VONAPP) website . Use link below to file a claim . Retain a copy for your files
After completing the VONAPP (allow 2-3 weeks for processing), you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility letter in the mail from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which you must submit to the Woodbury Registrar’s Office immediately.
Veterans and/or dependents receiving veterans education benefits are strongly encouraged to also apply for financial aid. Many students believe that they may not receive both financial aid and VA benefits, however, this often not the case.
If you have not done so already, please use link below to apply for a personal identification number (PIN) so that you can complete the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Then, complete the FAFSA using the link below:
For assistance in completing your FAFSA application, contact Woodbury’s Financial Aid Office at (818) 767-0888, ext. 273. For students who have had a change of income from the required reporting year, please contact or visit the Financial Aid Office for information on how your financial need may be reevaluated based on the reduction of income.
Note: Woodbury University’s school code is 001343.
Applicants must be admitted and enrolled at Woodbury University. All veterans and dependents of veterans may apply for benefit eligibility online using VONAPP (Veterans On-Line Application), which is part of the eBenefits portal.
This form is the Application for VA Education Benefits. It must be filled out completely and returned to the VA Regional Processing Office. If you are on active duty, signatures from your Armed Forces Education Services Officer and Commanding Officer are required. Veterans must submit a certified copy of the DD-214 along with the 22-1990. Once eligibility has been confirmed you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility, which indicates your benefit program and duration. This certificate must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office for processing.
Woodbury University’s current participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for 2019-2020 is as follows:
The VA requires schools to offer participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program to students on a first-come, first-served basis. The VA specifically did not provide detailed guidance to colleges about the details of their “first-come, first-served” policies. The policy that Woodbury will use to determine “first-come, first served” is the following:
The date the veteran’s Certificate of Eligibility is submitted to the Registrar’s Office for certification will determine the order in which the university awards Yellow Ribbon Program funds. The earliest date will receive the first award and continue on until all of the university awards are exhausted or until the first day of classes, whichever comes first. The selection process will take place each year prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
Chapter 30: Montgomery GI BIll-Active Duty (MGIB)
Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program
Chapter 32: Post-VIetnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
Chapter 35: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve
Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
Chapter 33: The Post-9/11 GI BIll
Chapter 33: Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Post-9/11 GI Bill)
If you wish to add or change your current degree program, or are new to Woodbury University and have received VA education benefits at another school, you must complete and sign the appropriate form below and return it to Woodbury’s Registrar’s Office .
Any current student who has been ordered to service due to emergency or other declared U.S. Armed Forces military mobilizations and must withdraw from the university will be given special consideration as follows:
You must present a copy of the deployment orders to the Registrar’s Office before you leave Woodbury University for military duty.
Students will receive full refunds for tuition and prorated refunds for room and board, without any penalty charges, in those circumstances in which course credit is not awarded.
The two-year leave of absence for persons on active duty will be extended by up to six months following return to inactive service.
Students who wish to return to Woodbury after military duty: