Certification Assistance for Military Personnel
Using your veterans education benefits while active duty is seamless at UMUC.
The dedicated Veteran Certification Office at University of Maryland University College works in accordance with federal and state regulations.
We processes your paperwork for veterans educational benefits quickly and efficiently, so you can focus on earning your degree.
Certification of Veterans Benefits
After you've followed the steps to get started at UMUC and registered for classes, you'll need to complete the Request for Certification Form through MyUMUC, the online home of your student account. We work directly with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide information about the classes you're taking. We certify to the VA that your courses are applicable to your degree plan and you're on track with your academic program.
If you're receiving military Tuition Assistance and veterans educational benefits, duplication of benefits may be an issue.
Also, Top-Up benefits are available to some active-duty military students. The benefit amount may equal the difference between the cost of your course and the amount paid for the course through Tuition Assistance. Top-Up procedures vary depending on the benefit you're eligible for.
If you're topping up using the Montgomery GI Bill®1 (Chapter 30), you'll need to submit a copy of your TA contract to:
Buffalo Regional Office
Department of Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 461
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616
1 GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.
"Whether I have questions for technical support or I need to check with advising to make sure I'm doing things right with one of my classes, everyone has been really friendly, and I don't wait on hold for a long time. I appreciate that."