Military Service/ Veteran Resources

This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.

The Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA), is the approving authority of education and training programs from Virginia.  Our Office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries.  While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office via email

A student called to active military service will be allowed a reasonable time to complete course requirements missed during short-term absences. A grade of I (Incomplete) will be assigned if an absence extends through the end of the semester. When completion of course requirements is impractical, a student who leaves the college during the period designated for course addition will have no entries on the transcript. After that period, the transcript will have an entry of W (Withdrawn). It is the student's responsibility to notify the Provost and to provide the appropriate military orders.

If no academic credit is received for the period missed, all tuition and fees paid by the student will be applied to the semester during which the student returns in a full-time capacity. Room and board payments will be refunded on a pro-rata basis. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Dean of Students and to provide the appropriate military orders. 

Veterans Benefit Delayed Policy

Students using Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® or Chapter 31 Voc Rehab benefits will be allowed to enroll even though VA has not yet paid tuition and fees to the college by the published payment deadline.  These students will not be assessed a late penalty fee.  The student must produce the VA's Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class in order for the tuition amounts to be certified.  The VA Certifying Official will notify the Business Office of all students that are eligible for Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 benefits.

For more detailed information on any financial aid program or application procedures, visit the Costs and Financial Aid section of the college website (particularly the Financial Aid Handbook under Resources) or contact the Financial Aid Office at Emory & Henry.  Current or prospective students and their parents are welcome to make an appointment to talk in person with the Financial Aid Staff.  Please write the Financial Aid Office, Emory & Henry College, P.O. Box 947, Emory, Virginia 24327-0947; email; or call 276-944-6826.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at