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MILITARY EDUCATION BENEFITS

RASMUSSEN UNIVERSITY

Use of Federal Financial Aid

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID

Many students who are using Military Education Benefits use Federal Financial Aid which includes both grants and loans.  Below is general information about utilizing Federal Financial Aid. 

  • Apply for Federal Financial Aid at HERE
  • We encourage all students to complete the FAFSA each year in order for our office to determine grant and loan eligibility prior to starting school.
  • Rasmussen University does not recommend borrowing loans unless you need to do so to pay your tuition charges, and then to borrow only enough to cover the cost of tuition.

Please contact your Admissions or Academic Advisor for additional information.

 

CHAPTER 1606 VERIFYING ATTENDANCE

CHAPTER 1606 SELECT RESERVES

Service members using Chapter 1606 are required to verify their school attendance each month in the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system or by calling the VA directly at 1-888-442-4551.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the STUDENT'S responsibility and failure to verify your enrollment in a timely manner may result in delays with your Education Benefit payments.

CLICK HERE FOR W.A.V.E WEBSITE

PRIOR TRAINING TRANSCRIPTS

PRIOR EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS

All students utilizing Military Education Benefits are required by the VA to provide transcripts from all prior learning and training.  The purpose of this is to maximize your transfer of credit, get you to graduation faster, and extend the use of your benefits.

All students must:

  • Request transcripts from all prior colleges attended
  • Request Military Transcripts click HERE
  • List Rasmussen University as your current school so that all transcripts are sent directly to the University
  • A student cannot deny the transfer of a course, to be paid by the VA, if that course will progress them towards completing their program.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you served or are serving in the Air Force you will need to use a different website.  Click HERE to access your Air Force Military Transcripts.

Withdrawing From or Failing a Course

Withdrawing from a course?

CONTACT A MILITARY SPECIALIST IMMEDIATELY

Withdrawing from or failing a course may result in an overpayment between the student and the VA that you may be responsible to repay.  Please contact a Military Specialist immediately if you are potentially withdrawing from or failing a course to discuss how this will impact your VA Benefits.

Your Military Specialists

Abbey Arredondo

Abbey started working in Federal Financial Aid with Rasmussen University in 2009 and transitioned to the School Certifying Official for our Eagan, MN campus. In 2013 Abbey moved into her current position as Sr Military Specialist.  Abbey feels this position fits her very well as it allows her to use her knowledge of Military Education Benefits to assist our service member students and their families in understanding their benefits.

 

Elizabeth Reimers

Elizabeth has been working in Higher Education since 2000 where she has gained experience in both Federal Financial Aid and Military Education benefits.  She received her Bachelor's degree in English/Literary Analysis in 2009 and her Master's degree in Leadership Management in 2012. Elizabeth joined Rasmussen University in 2015 and enjoys her current role as Sr. Military Specialist. 

Have Questions?

Contact information

Military Specialist Team

Email: military.questions@rasmussen.edu

Phone:1-866-245-9627

►Contact the DVA directly

Click HERE and submit a question directly to the DVA

or

***HOTLINE***

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER - CALL 911

For immediate help in dealing with a suicidal crisis:

♦ Please call 1-800-273-8255

  • Press 1

♦ Chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat

♦ text 838255

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