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Veteran Readiness and Employment (previously Vocational Rehabilitation) – CH 31 is a specialized educational and career program for veterans with service-connected disabilities. Services are provided by the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program.

If approved for CH 31, your VR&E counselor will submit an electronic authorization through the Tungsten Network. Students should also email vco@ut.edu to notify the VCO that they will be receiving CH 31 benefits.  

For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33) students and Veteran Readiness and Employment (CH 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Veteran Readiness and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments. For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE). The Veteran Readiness and Employment Counselor for a CH 31 student must provide an authorization via the Tungsten Network.

Students receiving CH 31 benefits will most likely have no out-of-pocket expenses while enrolled at The University of Tampa.

  • Deposit:
    Indicate that you are a veteran on your admissions application. Contact the veterans certifying official when you are admitted, and tell them you are supported by the VA using CH 31 benefits.
  • Books:
    Book vouchers are issued by the Bursar’s Office. Keep your receipt for any purchases. Bring your receipt back to the Bursar’s Office so that they may send an invoice for your books to your CH 31 counselor.
  • Tuition/Fees:
    Tuition/fees will be invoiced to your CH31 counselor by the Bursar's Office.

What does the veterans certifying official do?

The veterans certifying official (VCO) submits online form 22-1999, Enrollment Certification, to notify the VA that you’re currently registered and attending classes. The VCO will certify your enrollment every term prior to the start of each term. The VCO will also monitor your enrollment and report changes in enrollment to the VA. Changes in enrollment may create adjustments in your benefits payout.