Carnegie Mellon University

Instructions for Current Students

If you believe you are eligible to receive Veterans Education Benefits, you may view more information and apply for benefits on the Veterans Affairs website. Veterans Affairs maybe reached by phone at 1-888-442-4551. The University Registrar's Office cannot apply for benefits on behalf of a student. 

Processing Time

Once your application has been processed by Veterans Affairs, you will receive two copies of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Please submit one copy to the Carnegie Mellon Veterans Affairs Coordinator so that your enrollment may be properly certified. Please email or call 412-268-8747 to schedule an appointment. 

What Happens Next?

Once you have notified the VA Certifying Official of your eligibility and have turned in your Certificate of Eligibility, a preliminary certification will be sent to the VA on your behalf. If you are a Chapter 33 student, this will permit your housing allowance to begin. In turn, you will receive a letter from the VA stating that only enrollment has been reported (without tuition and fees). Your tuition and fees will be reported after the semester add/drop period (after the tenth day of classes). After that, any changes in enrollment will be reported as needed. You will not incur interest charges for late payments while waiting for payment from the VA.