Important Dates for Veterans Benefits Recipients

2021-2022 Academic Year

Reminder: the VA academic year is August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022. Terms beginning before August 1, 2021 are considered part of the 2020-2021 VA academic year and subject to the VA education benefit maximum for that year.

June 15, 2021
Pre-certification for Fall 2021 semester begins.
See Certification Process dropdown on the Veterans Education Benefits page for more information about the dual certification process.

July 1, 2021
Fuqua Global MBA Class of 2023.  Students who wish to be certified for Term 5 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

July 15, 2021
Fuqua Weekend MBA Class of 2023.  Students who wish to be certified for Term 1 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

July 26, 2021 (Schools of Law, Medicine, Nursing and the Fuqua School of Business)
Fall 2021 bills are due. See https://finance.duke.edu/bursar.
Students who are using Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 benefits and have submitted Student Data Forms (SDF) for the fall semester will have a notation on their account indicating VA benefits are pending. No late fees will be assessed. See Certification Process dropdown on the Veterans Education Benefits page for more information about the dual certification process.

September 1, 2021 (All remaining schools)
Fall 2021 bills are due. See https://finance.duke.edu/bursar.
Students who are using Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 benefits and have submitted Student Data Forms (SDF) for the fall semester will have a notation on their account indicating VA benefits are pending. No late fees will be assessed. See Certification Process dropdown on the Veterans Education Benefits page for more information about the dual certification process.

September 1, 2021
Fuqua Global MBA Class of 2023.  Students who wish to be certified for Term 2 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

September 3, 2021
Drop/add ends. Amended certification with tuition and fee information will be submitted to the VA.
Students will receive an email confirmation once their certification has been submitted to the VA. After payment has been made on the certification, students will receive an award letter confirming payment. Students should retain the award letter for future reference.

October 15, 2021
Fuqua Global MBA Class of 2022.  Students who wish to be certified for Term 6 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

October 27, 2021
Registration for 2022 Spring begins. Students who wish to be certified for 2022 Spring should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

December 1, 2021
Pre-certification for 2022 Spring semester begins.
See Certification Process dropdown on the Veterans Education Benefits page for more information about the dual certification process.

December 1, 2021
Fuqua Global MBA Class of 2023. Students who wish to be certified for Term 3 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

December 1, 2021
Fuqua Weekend MBA Class of 2023. Students who wish to be certified for Term 3 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

January 4, 2022
Spring 2022 bills are due. See https://finance.duke.edu/bursar
Students who are using Chapter 31 and 33 benefits and have submitted Student Data Forms (SDF) for the spring semester will have a notation on their account indicating VA benefits are pending. No late fees will be assessed. See Certification Process dropdown on the Veterans Education Benefits page for more information about the dual certification process.

January 19, 2022
Drop/add ends. Amended certification with tuition and fee information will be submitted to the VA.
Students will receive an email confirmation once their certification has been submitted to the VA. After payment has been made on the certification, students will receive an award letter confirming payment. Students should retain the award letter for future reference.

February 14, 2022
Registration for Summer 2022 begins. Students who wish to be certified for either summer term should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

February 15, 2022
Fuqua Global MBA Class of 2023. Students who wish to be certified for Term 4 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

March 30 2022
Registration for 2022 Fall begins. Students who wish to be certified for the 2022 Fall term should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

April 1, 2022
Pre-certification for 2022 Summer semester begins.
See Certification Process dropdown on the Veterans Education Benefits page for more information about the dual certification process.

April 1, 2022
Fuqua Weekend MBA Class of 2023. Students who wish to be certified for Term 4 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

May 2022 (date to be determined)
Summer 2022 bills are due.  See https://finance.duke.edu/bursar
Students who are using Chapter 31 and 33 benefits and have submitted Student Data Forms (SDF) for the summer 2 term will have a notation on their account indicating VA benefits are pending. No late fees will be assessed. See Certification Process dropdown on the Veterans Education Benefits page for more information about the dual certification process.

May 1, 2022
Fuqua Global MBA Class of 2023. Students who wish to be certified for Term 5 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

June 15, 2022
Pre-certification for 2022  Fall semester begins.
See Certification Process dropdown on the Veterans Education Benefits page for more information about the dual certification process.