The implementation of the DOD MOU for Tuition Assistance has been delayed until March 30, which is great news for spring. Please proceed in getting your TA paperwork from your Educational Services Officer, and turn it into the Bursar’s Office before we close for break (if possible, or as soon as possible after we re-open January 3). This is a 90-day extension only, and while we will continue working to make the next version of the MOU something that W&M can sign, there are no guarantees at this time.
With the new Post-9/11 GI Bill starting in August 2009, there are more questions than ever about how veterans can and should use their VA benefits. There are two government resources available for you if you have questions: 1-888-GI-BILL-1 and the GI Bill website. There are many variables that you need to take into consideration when determining whether you should use your Post-9/11 benefits or your Montgomery GI Bill benefits, so please do take advantage of these resources.
Questions about veterans educational benefits at W&M should be addressed to [[klmcclain,Kacie McClain]] in the Registrar's Office. The Registrar also has a page with useful information about using Veterans Benefits.
Policy on use of "Last Payer" Post-911 Funds
Under the new "last payer" provision for Post-911 funds recipients, we have determined that two WM programs that pay for in-state tuition and fees make Virginia domicile recipients of these funds ineligible for tuition coverage through the 911 program. The Virginia residents receiving the William & Mary Scholars Awards and Murray Scholarships will be considered to have their tuition and fees already covered through these two programs. They are still potentially eligible for the living and book allowances.
Nonresidents will still be able to receive up to the difference between in and out-of-state tuition from Post-911. For example, in the current 2011-12 year, a nonresident student has a semester tuition and fees bill of $17,981. He could receive both WM Scholar and Murray funding for the $6,566 for Virginia tuition and fees, plus up to $6,566 from the post-911 program.
Additional resources for veterans
Hampton Vetarans Administration Medical Center - call 757-722-9961