Changes to your Record or Enrollment
All changes to your record or enrollment, after your initial application or certification has been submitted to the Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Office, should be reported to the UNF Military and Veterans Resource Center's Veterans Affairs Office and the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA form 22-1995 or 22-5495 is necessary when the following changes occur. These forms can be downloaded from the VA website. In addition, you must fill out a Request to Change Veteran Benefits via your My Wings student portal. All changes must be documented simultaneously with the VA and UNF.
The most common changes include:
- Change of address
- Change in major
- Changes in credit hours
- Change in status of dependents
- Withdrawal from school
- Anticipated change in place of training
Change of Address
If your mailing address changes during your enrollment at UNF, you will need to change your address with the VA Regional Processing Office and the Military and Veterans Resource Center's Veterans Affairs Office as well as the university. Changing your address with only one of these will not automatically change your address with the other. A change of address can be called into the VA Regional Office at 877-838-2778. You can change your address of record with UNF through myWings or by submitting a paper Address Change form.
Change of Major
If you decide to change your major you must adhere to UNF change of major policies and deadlines. After you have changed your major with your academic advisor and an updated Degree Evaluation is created, you must notify the UNF Veterans Affairs Office of the change. The VA Coordinator will update your records with the VA Regional Processing Office.
Change in Credit Hours
A change to your enrolled credit hours occurs when you add, drop, or withdraw from a course after your certification has been submitted to the VA Regional Processing Office. Some common actions that result in a change of credit hours include the following: you drop a class or are dropped from a class administratively, you late register for a class after the Add/Drop period, and/or you withdraw from a class.
Any changes in your schedule will potentially affect your monthly payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs and may result in an overpayment which would need to be repaid. You will be required to confirm understanding of this possible consequence before you will be permitted to withdraw from classes.
Change in Status of Dependents
Students utilizing Vietnam Era GI Bill benefits and Vocational Rehabilitation receive an additional allowance for each dependent. These veterans must report to the VA Regional Processing Office changes in the status of dependents to correctly adjust this allowance. The UNF Veterans Affairs Office should be made aware of these changes, as well.
Changes can occur when:
- A dependent child reaches the age of 18. If the dependent child is still in high school or is enrolled in college, the veteran may continue to receive an allowance for that child. The veteran must complete and submit a 21-674 Form available through the Veterans Affairs Office or on the GI Bill website.
- A child is born. If this happens, you will need to submit a certified true copy of the child's birth certificate to the VA Regional Processing Office, immediately.
- A divorce occurs. The veteran will need to submit a certified true copy of the divorce degree to the VA Regional Processing Office.
- A dependent dies. The veteran will need to submit a certified true copy of the death certificate to the VA Regional Processing Office.
- A veteran marries. You will need to submit a certified true copy of the marriage license to the VA Regional Processing Office.
Withdrawal from School
Should it become necessary for you to withdraw from all classes, you should contact the UNF Veterans Affairs Office before doing so. There are many concerns you should be aware of before withdrawing completely. If you are called to active duty please bring a copy of your orders to the Military and Veterans Resource Center or One-Stop Student Services to process a Military Withdrawal.
Change in Place of Training
If you change your place of training (i.e. transfer from one institution to another) it is necessary to complete a VA Form 22-1995 (Ch. 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 1606 or 1607) or a VA form 22-5495 (Ch. 35 only). These forms are available on the VA Website.
FAILURE TO REPORT CHANGES constitutes fraud and is the primary cause for delays in the delivery of your educational checks and occurrences of overpayment. Changes may be reported to the Veterans Affairs Office via email, in person, or by telephone. Periodic audits are conducted and changes in schedule are caught but it is ultimately student’s responsibility to report these changes before incurring an overpayment or possibly an underpayment.