Apply for Benefits


 


Current Students


 

Students receiving veteran’s educational benefits must maintain satisfactory attendance and satisfactory academic progress.  Students who fail to maintain satisfactory academic progress are not eligible for veteran’s education benefits. 

Once you have registered for your classes, complete the MMC Veteran Affairs Certification Form found on the Office of the Registrar’s Home page, http://www.mmc.edu/prospectivestudents/registrar/

How to Start Receiving Benefits

Once you have officially registered for each academic semester, a VA School Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar will submit your information online through VA-Once within 2-3 business days.

Voc-Rehab Students should notify their counselor prior to submitting documents online.

Changes in Your Academic Schedule

If there are any changes in your academic schedule, or you stop attending for any reason, please notify the MMC School Certifying Officials as soon as possible.  This will ensure that processes are completed timely. 

 


First-Time VA Benefits


 

All first-time VA students must be accepted to Meharry Medical College first:

New Applicants

Once you have registered for your classes, complete the VA-1 Form found on CollegeNet (Provide the link)

Students are encouraged to apply for benefits online through Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp Submit a copy of the application to MMC office of the Registrar.

If you do not have the capability to apply online, you can call 1.888.GI.BILL.1 (1-888-442-4551) to have a copy mailed to you. Or, you can request a paper application from the Office of the Registrar.

Documents to submit to the Office of the Registrar

  • VA-1 Form (Submitted through CollegeNet)
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty for most recent period of active duty (DD-214)
  • Application for Family Member to Use Transferred Benefits (22-1990E) (If applicable)
  • Change of Program or Place of Training (22-1995) (If applicable)

How to Start Receiving Benefits

Once you have officially registered for each academic semester, a VA School Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar will submit your information online through VA-Once within 24 hours.

Voc-Rehab Students should notify their counselor prior to submitting documents online.

Changes in Your Academic Schedule

If there are any changes in your academic schedule, or you stop attending for any reason, please notify MMC School Certifying Officials in advance.  This will ensure that processes are completed timely.