Important Dates for Veterans Benefits Recipients

2020-2021 Academic Year

Reminder: the VA academic year is August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021. Terms beginning before August 1, 2020 are considered part of the 2019-2020 VA academic year and subject to the VA education benefit maximum for that year.

June 15, 2020
Precertification for Fall 2020 semester begins.
See Certification Process dropdown on the Veterans Education Benefits page for more information about the dual certification process.

June 15, 2020
Fuqua Weekend MBA Class of 2022.  Students who wish to be certified for Term 1 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

July 1, 2020
Fuqua Global MBA Class of 2022.  Students who wish to be certified for Term 1 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

August 1, 2020
Fuqua Global MBA Class of 2022.  Students who wish to be certified for Term 6 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

August 3, 2020
Fall 2020 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 4, 2020
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 28, 2020
Registration for 2021 Spring begins. Students who wish to be certified for Spring 2021 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

December 1, 2020
Precertification for Spring 2021 semester begins.
See Certification Process dropdown on the Veterans Education Benefits page for more information about the dual certification process.

December 1, 2020
Fuqua Global MBA Class of 2022. Students who wish to be certified for Term 2 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

December 1, 2020
Fuqua Weekend MBA Class of 2022. Students who wish to be certified for Term 2 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

January 7, 2021
Spring 2021 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 20, 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.

February 15, 2021
Registration for Summer 2021 begins. Students who wish to be certified for either summer term should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

February 15, 2021
Fuqua Global MBA Class of 2022. Students who wish to be certified for Term 3 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

March 31 2021
Registration for Fall 2021 begins. Students who wish to be certified for the Fall 2021 term should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

April 1, 2021
Precertification for Summer 2021 semester begins.
See Certification Process dropdown on the Veterans Education Benefits page for more information about the dual certification process.

April 1, 2021
Fuqua Weekend MBA Class of 2022. Students who wish to be certified for Term 3 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

May 1, 2021
Fuqua Global MBA Class of 2022. Students who wish to be certified for Term 4 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

April 15, 2020
Fuqua Weekend MBA Class of 2020. Students who wish to be certified for Term 4 should submit a Student Data Form (SDF).

May 12, 2021
Summer 2021 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.

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