Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
You must first make application to the college. You will then contact the Veterans Service office on our campus. You can find the registration application process at:my.maricopa.edu/student-center/index.php
How may I contact the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs?
Can I drop a class?
Yes. During the drop/add period of registration you may add or drop classes. Remember that the class added must be required for completion of your selected degree program.
Report all changes to your schedule to the Veteran Services at Estrella Mountain. Due to compliance reporting, this is better reported sooner, rather than later to prevent overpayment debt issues.
How do I receive my VA money?
The VA will send you a check monthly based on your credit hours. They always send your check after the month is complete. You may also request direct deposit. Chapter 35 does not allow for direct deposit. If you are a chapter 30 or chapter 1606 (Reservist/Nat'l Guard) recipient you must verify your enrollment to the VA the first of every month in order for your check to be released. Contact the VA via the telephone 1 877 823 2378 or by using the web site http://www.gibill.va.gov, look for WAVE. Follow the instructions to verify your monthly attendance.
How do I receive my check at my new address?
You must notify the following offices of your change of address: The Office of Veterans Services on you campus The VA Office in Muskogee, 1 888 442 4551 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I know how many months of entitlement I have left?
The VA Office at Estrella Mountain does not have this information. You will need to contact the Department of Veteran Affairs Regional Office.
Does the VA pay for my tuition/Fees expense?
Yes, only if you are under the new Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), tuition/fees are paid directly to fiscal office on your campus. This will vary according to your percentage of eligibility that is clearly noted on your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). If you are not under the new Post 9/11 GI bill, it is your responsibility to pay the tuition/fees to the Business Office on campus. The VA pays you directly on a monthly basis at the end of each month.
How does the VA pay benefits for parts of term?
The VA pays benefits based on the dates of the term. Payment begins on the first day of your class and ends on the official last day of the term. If you are taking full semester courses along with a part of term class your monthly allowance may be affected. Check with the VA office on your campus if you have any questions regarding your monthly allowance.