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Veterans Benefits

Using Your VA Benefits

To use your VA education benefits, please complete the steps listed on the Veterans Enrollment Checklist.

NSHE Wavier For Veteran Recipients Of The Purple Heart

Request for Waiver of Registration, Laboratory and Other Mandatory Fees

(Effective Fall 2019)

The Nevada Board of Regents revised a waiver of certain fees related to registration to eligible veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart for their service in the U.S. Armed Forces.  An NSHE institution shall waive registration, laboratory and other mandatory fees for eligible students pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 17 Section 14 of the Handbook.  To determine if you are eligible, complete this form and provide the required documentation to your institution’s Veterans Coordinator.  The institution may request additional information or documents to verify eligibility.

The amount of the waiver must be equal to the balance of registration fees, laboratory fees, and other mandatory fees assessed against the student that remain unpaid after the student’s account has been credited with the full amount of any federal education benefits for a semester, the full amount of the registration fees, laboratory fees, and any other mandatory fees assessed against the student for that semester.  Federal education benefits include federal grants awarded based on completion of the FAFSA, Veteran Administration education benefits and/or the Veterans Administration Vocational and Employment benefit.

Public Law 115-407, Sections 103 And 104

In accordance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679(e) of title 38 (Public Law 115-407), a student who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill®*  benefits shall be permitted to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a Certificate of Eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33 (a “Certificate of Eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for Chapter 31) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  • The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  • 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the Certificate of Eligibility.

Nevada State University shall not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or require the student to borrow additional funds, in order to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under Chapter 31 or 33.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Important VA Contact Information:

Education Benefits & Payment Inquires


VA Debt Management Center


Monthly Verification of Enrollment


Direct Deposit Enrollment