2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) 
    Jan 23, 2020  
2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military Services

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In order for the Military Services team to verify your attendance with the VA it is necessary to complete a Residency Statement Form. As a guide to help you complete the form, you can access the residency information from within your course room 2 weeks prior to the Residency start date. Please note, there is no deadline to complete this form, however, submitting it early will assist with a timely payment from the VA.

The VA requires residency attendance to be reported in “completed” clock hours. Please be aware, if you are attending an in-person residency, you must attend a minimum of 18 hours to be considered full time per the VA. If you are attending a virtual residency, please be sure that you complete a minimum of 18 hours per week for weeks 2 and 3 to be considered full time. Residency attendance qualifies some students to receive the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). The BAH payment rate is determined by the zip code of the school (55401 for Walden) at the rate of E-5 with dependents.  In order to find the payment rate for Walden University please visit the Basic Allowance for Housing page at the Defense Travel Management Office. BAH payments will be prorated base on the required number of days you attend residency. Please note that if you’re active duty, you will not receive the BAH.

If you have questions about your residency, please contact the Academic Residencies at academicresidencies@mail.waldenu.edu. Once your residency attendance has been certified, you will receive a courtesy message from the VA. As a reminder, the VA determines payment and eligibility. If you should have any questions regarding your GI Bill or VA payments, please contact the VA at #1-888-442-4551 (option 1 then 0) or the Office of Military Services Office: military@waldenu.edu.

Please also see the Residencies Website.