Veterans Benefits and Transition Act

Suffolk University is compliant with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679 of title 38.

NOTE: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

Suffolk University must permit any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to Suffolk University a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:
  1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Suffolk University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

Suffolk University requires the following of their Ch. 31 or 33 students wishing to utilize their educational benefits:

  • Submit a COE or Statement of Benefits by the first day of classes
  • Submit a written request to be certified
  • Provide any additional information needed for certification

Please note: Suffolk University will hold a student responsible for any portion of tuition and other fees not covered by the VA (ex: room & board charges).