Southwestern College

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GI Bill Benefits Declaration

Declare your benefits in just a couple of keystrokes...

In an effort to simplify the declaration process, you no longer have to submit a list of your courses or tell us of changes to your schedule during the term. We will handle that on our end.

However, federal law still requires that you ask for your benefits by "declaring" your desire to use them for this particular term. This form will do that. Simply check through your understanding of special circumstances that may effect you as a user of benefits, add in your SWC ID and the last four digits of your SSN as proof of your identity, and you are good for the whole term!

CAUTION: Chapter 33 and 31 recipients, to avoid being dropped for non-payment, submit this form immediately after you register. We will flag your record within 24 hours of receipt of this declaration during the workweek but five calendar days after you register you can be dropped for non-payment if your account has not been flagged.

When we finish certifying your classes you will receive an automatic email from the DVA within seconds of our data submission. Veteran Services will not email you unless there has been a problem with certifying one or more of your courses. Remember that we have 30 days from the start of the term to certify you and the DVA has up to 30 days to process on their end. Declare quickly to avoid the rush!

Best of luck in your classes!
~Veteran Services