Veterans Affairs

Veteran Affairs

Veterans, Service Members & Family Members

Welcome to Lourdes! First, we want to thank you for the contributions and sacrifices you have made for our country. Second, congratulations on your decision to go to college. We are happy to assist you in receiving your VA or other military education benefits.  Lourdes University is a participant in the VA Principles of Excellence Program.

Important Information: The VA determines your eligibility for benefits, (please see “How to Apply for Benefits”). If you are eligible, the VA Certifying Official in the Admissions Office will work with you to certify your education benefits. If you have any questions at any time, please stop in our office, call, or send an email. We are here to assist you!

How to Apply for Educational Benefits

Step 1: You may apply online. Go to the Veteran’s Online Application (VONAPP) Website. Call the VA if you are uncertain or have questions (1-888-GI BILL-1). Note: each program has individual requirements for eligibility.

Step 2: After you have received the Certificate of Eligibility (COE), meet with the Lourdes Certifying Official for information regarding your education benefits and application procedures at Lourdes. The application process generally takes 4-6 weeks. Please submit one copy to the Lourdes Certifying Official located in Admissions. We will also need a copy of the following:

  1. DD-214 (Discharge Papers – Certified Copy) OR
  2. DD-2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) for members of Selective Reserve). See your Commanding Officer to apply for this document.

Step 3: Before each semester, submit the Lourdes “Blue Form” (Request for Veterans Benefits at Lourdes) after registering for classes. Register and submit your paperwork as early as possible to minimize delays.

Step 4: Each student is required to report their enrollment verification on a monthly basis through the Veteran Affairs W.A.V.E website. Students who receive VA education Benefits under Chapter 30 or 1606 must certify current credit hours on or after the last day of each month while attending school. You can certify your enrollment by visiting the WAVE website or by calling 1-877-823-2378.

Step 5: Lourdes University encourages all students, (including veterans, service members, and family members), to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If you have any questions about how to file the FAFSA, please contact the Lourdes Financial Aid Office, 419-824-3732. If you have had a change in your income status, you may qualify to file a Special Conditions Appeal.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Houston, VA Certifying Official, at (419) 824-3522 or ahouston@lourdes.edu

Lourdes University Points of Contact for Veterans,
Service Members, and Family Members:

VA Certifying Official/Admissions Amy Houston 419-824-3522
Accessibility Services Christine Miller 419-824-3523
Advising Center   419-824-3882
Career Services Andrea Domachowski 419-824-3704
Financial Aid Office   419-824-3732

 

 

Contact

Amy Houston
VA Certifying Official
419-824-3522
ahouston@lourdes.edu

Office Hours
M- Th: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat & evenings:
by appointment only