FAQ

I’m applying for Ch33. How much should I expect to receive from the VA for my Basic Allowance for Housing and my stipend for books and supplies?

The amount of your BAH (also referred to by the VA as the “MHA” for ch33 participants) is based on the military’s BAH for “an E-5 with dependents.” The rate is determined using the Cambridge zip code, 02138, which you can plug into the DoD’s online BAH calculator to see the current year’s rate.

Your BAH payment is pro-rated to match your % eligibility for ch33 funding. Students attending half-time or less or students using the benefit while on Active Duty (or spouses using the transferred benefit while their spouse is on Active Duty) are not eligible to receive BAH payments.

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Do I need to submit a Certificate of Eligibility & Notice of Student Enrollment for Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment?

Yes. Please report your intention to use Chapter 31 funding via the Notice of Student Enrollment prior to the start of each academic year. Your Chapter 31 counselor will send studentaccountoperations_fad@harvard.edu a PO for each term that will allow us to invoice via the VA’s preferred invoicing system – Tungsten. Invoices will not be accepted by the VA until add/drop for each term has passed. Chapter 31 is managed via Third-Party Billing. Please also submit a Third-Party Billing request through your school at the start... Read more about Do I need to submit a Certificate of Eligibility & Notice of Student Enrollment for Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment?

I am eligible for VA funding under Chapter 30, 33, 35, 1606 or 1607. How do I request certification of enrollment from the University?

Eligible students should submit their benefits application through the VA’s website (Form 22-1990.)  The VA will produce a Certificate of Eligibility. Submit your Certificate of Eligibility along with a Notice of Student Enrollment form to your school’s Financial Aid Office (see Contacts) to request certification. A new Notice of Student Enrollment form is required for every subsequent academic year, but as long as there is no change to your eligibility, you do not need to resubmit the VA’s Certificate of Eligibility. 

My refund is listed on my account as a charge. Is this correct?

Yes. A refund is a check or direct deposit issued with funds withdrawn from your student account. To facilitate this withdrawal, refunds are "charged" to your student account.

In most situations, the refund check corresponds to a particular credit on your student account, such as an excess student loan, an overpayment, or a credit from your department. The credit is effectively a reversal of the refund charge, resulting in a net charge of $0.

If the refund is issued by direct deposit, funds are typically received in the bank account established in your my.harvard...

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I have questions about a particular charge on my account. Who should I contact?

Items on your student account are charged by many different departments within Harvard. These charges can only be modified or removed by the department that originally applied the charge. If you know where your charges originated, you can contact the department directly. See Questions About Charges for a list of departments that frequently post charges. If you are unsure where your charges originated, please...

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