Livingstone College

Veteran’s Benefits

Programs of Livingstone College are approved by the North Carolina State Approving Agency for the enrollment of persons eligible for education assistance benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA). Entitled veterans, participants in the Montgomery GI Bill Contributory Program, active duty guards, drilling reservists, and eligible spouses and children who have applied, met all admissions criteria, been fully accepted, and actively matriculated may be certified to the U.S. DVA Regional Office as enrolled and in pursuit of an approved program of education.

For information about monetary benefits, contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Winston-Salem, NC. Persons interested in receiving benefits must submit the following to the Registrar/Certifying Veterans Official (CVO) once they have received full admission to the institution and enrolled in a course of study:
1. DD-214 Certificate of Discharge
2. Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
3. Application for Educational Benefits

The NOBE is required for veterans who are in the Selective Reserves. Forms may be obtained from the veteran’s commanding unit, and one can write or call the CVO to obtain the application.

Spouses and dependents must complete an Application for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance and provide a certified copy of birth certificate. Once the documents have been received and the veteran, survivor, or dependent has officially enrolled in the institution in a degree program, the CVO certifies enrollment and sends the necessary documentation to the DVA office. The DVA will notify the applicant of his/her eligibility. The normal waiting period for a new applicant is six (6) to eight (8) weeks.
To be eligible for the full monthly allowances, a student must be enrolled for 12 or more semester hours. Those enrolled for fewer than 12 hours will be eligible for part-time compensation. Students are responsible for reporting any changes (enrollment status, name, address) to the CVO.

For additional information regarding the above, please contact the Registrar/Certifying Veterans Official
Wendy Jackson
(704) 216-6158 or wjackso@livingstone.edu