Certification Request


A new Certification of Enrollment Request must be submitted for each term that you want to use your VA educational benefits.  This “cert” request should be submitted 40 days or more before the start of the term for which you want certified for VA benefits.  Late submissions and/or inaccurate information may cause a delay in the distribution of VA benefit payments.

Matriculated students are encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) BEFORE the term begins The FAFSA should be re-submitted each Februrary.

L Grade Policy:  If you stop attending a class, and do not officially withdraw, you could receive a grade of  “L,” which means unsatisfactory attendance. This is reported to the VA and will likely result in a substantial VA debt for you.  Please review the Grade Policy before you submit your request.

PLEASE READ:  To send this request to the school certifying official, please remember to click the “Submit” button at the end of the webform. Submitting this form does NOT guarantee a VA payment, as the VA determines eligibility and benefits. Also, unsatisfactory attendance or academic progress can make you ineligible for VA benefits.

QUESTIONS:  If you have any questions while filling out this request, please contact our office at 207.581.1316.

Certification Request

Certification request form for VA educational benefits.

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  • Contact Information

  • DO NOT use your social security number. Your MaineStreet ID is located in the top right-hand side of your Student Self-Service/Student Center page on MaineStreet.
  • The UMVA is a student group that advocates for student veterans, encourages veteran social activities, and assist fellow student veterans at UMaine. There is no cost to be a member and is open to all students.