Thank you for choosing to use your VA educational benefit at Clemson University! You’ll want to be sure you select an academic program at Clemson that has been approved to use your VA educational benefit. You can find all approved programs online via the VA’s WEAMS Report. Once you’ve been admitted to Clemson University, you will begin working with our VA Benefits Office.
How does Clemson University process your benefit?
Your first step is to apply for benefits through the VA. Once you’ve been approved for an educational benefit through the VA, you will receive a document of confirmation. This is usually called a Certificate of Eligibility (or Notice of Basic Eligibility or VR&E Authorization form).
For students who are NEW to using benefits at Clemson, the first steps with our office are:*
- Email a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to VABenefits
- Complete Clemson’s Benefits Request Form online
- Register for courses for the term
*You may complete these steps in any order that works best for you!
The Benefits Request Form is the only official indicator to our office that you’d like for us to process your term enrollment to the VA. You must submit this form prior to EACH term in which you plan to enroll.
Enrollment will be certified by semester based on programs approved by South Carolina's Commission on Higher Education State Approving Agency to offer veteran education and training (GI Bill®). You may access these approved programs at Clemson using the VA's online WEAMS Report. All the information and forms below are required to process your benefits. Failure to complete these forms may result in processing delays. Please only send documents to us electronically via email to VA Benefits.
Be sure to review the FAQ for our most frequently asked questions!