New Student VA Information

Step 1: Go to the VA website

Step 2: Fill out the correct benefit application and send it to the Veteran’s Affairs office.

Step 3: Receive a letter from the Veteran’s Affairs office about your chapter, benefits, percentage, and yellow ribbon eligibility. (This will come in the mail about 30 days after the VA receives your application)

Step 4: Scan, fax, or hand the letter from the Veteran’s Affairs Office to the Iowa Wesleyan Registrar.

Step 5: The Iowa Wesleyan Registrar will input information into VA Once.

Step 6: Depending on chapter, the VA benefits will go to the student or Iowa Wesleyan from the Veteran’s Affairs office.

Step 7: Notify the registrar whenever you add, drop, or withdraw from a course. These actions could affect your VA benefits.

Returning Student VA Information

As you prepare for the upcoming semester, the Registrar’s office and the Financial Aid Office would like to remind you about your Veteran’s Affairs (VA) benefits. If you plan to use your VA benefits each semester, you need to contact the Registrar’s office and the Financial Aid Office each semester.

To contact the Registrar’s Office and the Financial Aid Office, please see the phone numbers and emails below.

Please note, the actions of adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a class can affect your VA benefits. Please contact the Registrar’s Office and the Financial Aid Office if you add, drop, or withdraw from a class.

Standards of Academic Progress & VA Benefits

To utilize educational benefits from the Veterans Affairs (VA), students must meet “pursuit of education and academic standards” established by the VA and school policy. VA Certifying Officials are required to report noncompliance with satisfactory progress toward completion of training objectives. Accordingly, students utilizing VA education benefits who fail to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress in accordance with school policy will have their benefits interrupted. Students below a 2.0 GPA will be below satisfactory progress at Iowa Wesleyan University. A VA student will receive a letter containing information about the probation, suspension, or dismissal from the academic standards committee due to the cumulative GPA being below a 2.0. At this time, VA benefits will be interrupted.