Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is the process for veterans applying for admission to WP?
  • Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits are divided into different “chapters.” How do I know which chapter I qualify for?
  • What documents do I need to submit to WP to receive my VA educational benefits?
  • What is the deadline for submitting my WP enrollment form?
  • How do I get a copy of my DD214?
  • How many months of VA educational benefits (or entitlement) do I have left?
  • Do I need to reapply for my VA educational benefits every semester?
  • How much of William Paterson University's tuition will my GI Bill benefits cover?
  • Is there a discounted tuition rate for veterans?
  • Will VA educational benefits cover the cost of remedial or foundation courses?
  • When do I start to receive my VA educational benefits?
  • I qualify for Chapter 33 benefits. When can I expect to receive my textbook stipend and housing allowance?
  • How are VA educational benefits calculated during summer semesters at WP?
  • Is my application fee waived as a Veteran student?
  • What if I’m called to active duty?
  • What if I have my annual training during the semester?
  • Can I receive college credit for my military training?
  • How can I determine what classes I should take?
  • What happens if I change my schedule after I submit my WP enrollment form?
  • How many credit hours do I need to take to be classified as a full-time student?
  • Does not being classified as a full-time student affect other VA educational benefits?
  • Do I have to maintain a certain GPA to keep my VA educational benefits?
  • If I fail a class, will I have to pay anything back to the VA?
  • How do I drop or withdraw from a class, and will doing so affect my VA educational benefits?
  • Can failing a course affect my VA educational benefits?
  • Do Veterans get priority registration?
  • How many student veterans are there at WP?
  • Is there parking on campus?
  • I do not have a car, is there public transportation?
  • What kinds of campus organizations can I join?