The U.S. Veterans
Administration operates various education assistance programs for
eligible veterans, war orphans, surviving spouse or child of any
veteran killed while on duty with the Armed Forces, disabled veterans,
dependents of a veteran with service-related total disability, and
certain members of the selected reserve. Inquiries concerning
eligibility may be directed to the Veterans Administration U.S.
Department Regional Office (800/827-1000) or to the veterans
coordinator on each campus. In Newark, the number is 973/353-5220.
Veterans and others who plan to utilize veterans` education benefits
should initially present the Veterans Administration Certificate of
Eligibility Form(s) and/or discharge papers (certified copy of the
DD214) when registering for courses. If applying for other financial
aid with the university, veterans must report that they will receive
veterans` education benefits to the Office of Financial Aid.
Veterans planning to train under Chapter 32 VEAP, Chapter 35 (survivors
and dependents), Chapter 30 of the New (Montgomery) GI Bill of 1984, or
Chapter 106 for Reservists are required by the university to pay cash
for tuition, fees, books, and supplies, when due. Veterans, in turn,
receive an allowance for each month of schooling based upon credits and
number of dependents.
No veteran may officially withdraw from
a course (or courses) without prior approval from the academic services
and/or dean of students offices. All withdrawals must be submitted in
writing. The date of official withdrawal will be the determining date
for changes in benefits. Failure to comply with the official school
withdrawal procedure may affect both past and future benefits. Any
change in schedule also must be reported to the certifying official
located in the Office of the Registrar. In Newark, this office is
located at 249 University Avenue (Room 309, Blumenthal Hall).
The Office of Veteran Affairs, located in the registrar`s office in
Blumenthal Hall, serves student veterans at Rutgers-Newark and
residents of the surrounding com-munities. Information and assistance
are offered regarding GI benefits, admission, financial aid, work-study
programs, tutoring, and employment opportunities. The office processes
forms for New Jersey state veterans` benefits and grants, and keeps
veterans informed of current state and national legislation affecting
them. Both personal and group counseling for veterans is available. For
information, call 973/353-5089.