Widener University is approved for the training of veterans for all degree and internship programs. Veterans enrolling for the first time should contact their local Department of Veterans Affairs to verify benefits. The DVA will authorize an application and provide the veteran with a Certificate of Eligibility. The certificate should be taken to the coordinator of Veterans Affairs to establish receipt of benefits while attending Widener University. Veterans should apply at least six weeks prior to their expected date of enrollment.
Veterans transferring from another institution to Widener University are required to submit VA Form 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training) at least four to six weeks prior to the expected date of change.
A student who anticipates receiving educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits is provided with the opportunity to enroll in and attend classes, without any late fee being imposed, even if the student’s anticipated educational assistance from the VA Educational Benefits has not yet arrived at the University. In addition, a student will be able to utilize all University student services, including the library.
This policy is in place for students who have provided to Widener University a certificate of eligibility for entitlement (this may include a Statement of Benefits obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website e-Benefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes for the upcoming term.
The policy may cease once the VA has made payment to the University OR 90 days after the University has received the certificate of eligibility and certified tuition and fees.
For Chapter 31 and Chapter 33 Educational Benefit recipients, Widener University requires students to complete a form and possibly provide additional information to the VA Certifying Official so their certification of enrollment is accurate.
Currently enrolled veterans are required to contact the campus coordinator of Veterans Affairs during each semester. This enrollment status requirement is designed to assist in avoiding delays in receipt of monthly benefits.
For more information, visit online at www.widener.edu/vets or contact the coordinator of Veterans Affairs in Enrollment Services at 610-499-4144. The coordinator’s office is open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.