Benefits and Forms
If you plan to submit an application to receive US Department of Veterans Affairs Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606, or 1607 benefits the information found on our application and forms guidance link located at https://dos.uic.edu/student-veterans-affairs/benefits-and-forms/ will point you in the right direction regarding VA benefit processing. It is important to note that students must use their UIC email account to submit an application and it is equipped to securely support multiple attachments. Forms are not accepted via email.
Enrollment certifications will be processed in the order in which they were received.
• Fall processing begins on or after June 15
• Spring processing begins on or after November 15
• Summer processing begins on or after April 1
The deadline for submitting a completed application for all terms is the Friday before the semester begins to ensure timely payments. Students who choose to delay submission by this deadline run the risk of late payments.
Once processing begins for each term, enrollment certifications should be submitted to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs within 4- 6 weeks. Students receive an automated notification from the VA when submissions are made. Please note, this processing time may be delayed due to holiday observations which include New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Christmas Day or the annual University closure for winter break, which occurs between the fall and spring semesters. Please anticipate additional processing time during these periods. As long as applicants submit all required UIC forms and Veterans Affairs documents, you should be all set. Once submitted/uploaded, if we notice any missing information, forms or documents, we will notify you. Thank you for your patience.
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Are you still on active duty but will be leaving the military soon? UIC’s Liberal Arts and Sciences Online Pathways program is a great option for students looking at completing general education courses in an online format. They are affordable and can satisfy program requirements at UIC.