Student Veteran Certification Worksheet

This form must be completed every semester that you wish to use your veteran benefits. If it is not submitted, you will not be certified and you will not receive your VA payment.

Important Information regarding your VA Payment:
• The VA will only pay for courses that apply to a student’s degree program.
• The RISD Certifying Official cannot certify students for courses that are not part of their program. This means the Tuition and Fees will not be paid for that course (under CH 33) AND the student’s monthly stipend will be reduced (under all VA Education benefits).
• Certificate of Eligibility (COE) – RISD requires either an up-to-date COE or a Post-9/11 GI Bill® Statement of Benefits Form be submitted as well. The COE is the letter you receive form the VA indicating your entitlement to VA benefits. Please email a copy of the COE Diane Walker at

By completing and submitting this form, you attest that the information entered is true and accurate and understand that you are responsible for any unpaid balance that the VA does not cover.

*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