Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I am a Veteran and would like to take classes during the day. Is this possible?
A. Yes. Veteran students will be allowed to attend day classes if eligible. Admissions requirements for the Non-Cadet Day Veterans program include but not limited to at least 90 days of active duty (other than training), DD-214 with an honorable discharge. For more information on admissions requirements, please contact The Citadel's Office of Admissions.
Q. How long does it take to receive GI Bill payments if I'm a new student?
A. The VA needs a minimum of 12 weeks to process a new request for pay. To speed up the process, new students should apply for their VA Educational Benefit approval as early as possible. Once they receive the approval, Certificate of Eligibility (COE), and they have registered, processing time is the same as a returning student.
Q. Does The Citadel waive fees or tuition for veteran students until they receive their benefits?
Q. What do I need to do to take classes at another school to receive benefits?
A. In order to take classes at another school, the classes taken must be transferred back to The Citadel as credit toward your degree program. You must fill out the "Permission to take classes at another school" form as soon as possible and return it to The Citadel Veterans Services Office. You will also need to contact the Certifying Official at the school where you are taking you transient classes in order for them to submit that enrollment to the VA.
Q. Is there a website where I can ask questions directly of the VA?
A. Yes. The VA has two online question/answer options. The first is a searchable database, and the second is an email address. They can be found at www.gibill.va.gov "Questions & Answers."
Q. How do I contact the Department of Veterans Affairs?
A. Students may inquire about the status of pending claims through the Atlanta Regional Office. DVA's contact phone number is 1-888-442-4551.