Veteran Student Services

Embry-Riddle degree programs are approved by the appropriate State Approving Agency for enrollment of persons eligible to receive education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Students must be admitted into an approved degree or certificate program to be eligible to receive benefits. Admission procedures for veterans and other eligible persons are the same as those for other students.

The VA will be appropriately notified of the unsatisfactory progress. The student must submit a written request to reinstate education benefits. The request must include proof of academic counseling and the conditions for continued enrollment or re-entrance. The VA will determine eligibility for reinstatement of benefits, based in part on the school’s recommendations.

Veterans’ progress will be measured according to University standards as published in the catalog, and the rules and regulations of the VA apply. The criteria used to evaluate progress are subject to change. Application and interpretation of the criteria are solely at the discretion of Embry-Riddle. Students using VA Education Benefits to pursue a certificate program who do not maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 are permitted one probationary term to raise their GPA before VA benefits are terminated.

Students are responsible for notifying the Veterans Certifying Official of any change in their enrollment or change in personal information affecting their eligibility. Students also must remain in compliance with University and Department of Veterans Affairs requirements.

Students may receive education benefits only for courses that are required for their designated degree or certificate program. Students who receive VA benefits are subject to strict academic regulations and should be aware of how auditing courses, repeating a course, changing degree programs or enrollment status, and other actions may affect their eligibility to receive benefits.

Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide has partnered with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to offer active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard members who have completed an AAS degree in specified, approved CCAF degree programs which map to specified, approved ERAU-WW degree programs which are eligible for participation in AU-ABC.   Please see our AU-ABC landing page for more information. 

General Education Mobile (GEM)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide has partnered with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to provide online general education courses for active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard members who want to complete the CCAF Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree requirements through the General Education Mobile (GEM) Program.  As a GEM partner, we offer online courses to meet all five general education disciplines required in a nine week format to complete CCAF’s 15 semester hours of general education — Oral Communication, Written Communication, Mathematics, Social Science, and Humanities. Please see our GEM landing page for more information. 

Complaint Policy for Students Receiving VA Education Benefits

Any complaint against the school should be routed through the VA GI Bill® Feedback System by going to the following link: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Feedback.asp.  The VA will then follow up through the appropriate channels to investigate the complaint and resolve it satisfactorily.

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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Mississippi State Grievance Policy

The Mississippi State Approving Agency (SAA), is the approving authority of education and training programs for Mississippi. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office via email at saa@msva.ms.gov.

Virginia State Grievance Policy

The Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA), is the approving authority of education and training programs for Virginia. Our Office investigates complaints of GI Bill® Beneficiaries. While most complaints should follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office via email saa@dvs.virignia.gov.

Standards of Progress Policy

A veteran and/or eligible person must make satisfactory progress toward an approved educational objective leading to employment.  Veteran and/or eligible person Standard of Progress will be determined utilizing the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy as listed in the college school consisting of overall grade point average, pace, program length, maximum time for completion, attendance and/or conduct.

Veterans Pending Payment Compliance

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.  This school will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

 However, to qualify for this provision, such students will be required to:

  • Provide the enrolling institution with a copy of his/her VA Certification of Eligibility (COE) - A “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website; eBenefits; or a VAF 28-1905 form, for chapter 31 authorization purposes.

Contact

For further information concerning approved programs of study and the application process, eligible persons should contact the Worldwide Military & Veteran Student Services Office in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Worldwide Military & Veteran Student Services
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1 Aerospace Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
Telephone: 1-855-785-0001
Fax: 386-323-8816
Email: wwva@erau.edu

For additional information concerning Veterans Education Benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to www.gibill.va.gov.

Colorado Campus Locations:

  • Colorado Main campus: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1661 O’Connell Blvd. Building 1012, Room 237-238, Fort Carson, CO 80913
  • Colorado Extension Site: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Catalyst Campus, 555 E. Pikes Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
  • Other ERAU Worldwide Locations: http://worldwide.erau.edu/locations