Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Students: Monthly Call-in Verification Requirement Coming Friday, December 17, 2021

Beginning Friday, December 17, 2021, students using Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Educational Benefits will be required to verify their enrollment. The VA Educational Office will be sending communications to you in the coming months, be on the lookout for more information.

Please visit the Verification of Enrollment webpage for information about the new requirement.

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11): VA’s New Monthly Verification of Enrollment Policy

Starting Friday, December 17, 2021, all students using Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) GI Bill Educational Benefits, who receive Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments will be required monthly to verify their enrollment status monthly to continue receiving their payments. 



This is different from the UCF VARC’s enrollment certification process before the beginning of each semester.

The new monthly enrollment verification is a Veteran Affairs requirement for Post 9/11 GI Bill students to certify that they have remained enrolled in the same courses the VARC has previously certified. 



Via Text Message (Easiest and fastest method):

  1. To opt-in contact the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to ensure the VA has your mobile phone number
  2. After opting-in, you can verify your enrollment by responding to a text message from the VA
  3. NOTE: the VA will never ask for your personal information, for example, social security number or bank account number via text

Via Education Call Center:

  1. Contact the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) and ask the representative to verify enrollment on your behalf
  2. NOTE: Wait times may be high due to the number of students verifying each month
  3. If you opt-out of text verification and later change your mind, or need to change your mobile number, call the ECC at 1-888GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551)



If you fail to verify your information for two consecutive months, your monthly payments will be placed on hold. You will then have to take additional steps to verify your enrollment and have the payments released.