Harvard University defines a covered individual as any student who has given notice to the University in the form of a VA Certificate of Eligibility for Chapter 33 New GI Bill benefits; or a billing authorization for Chapter 31 VRE benefits and completed the VA Student’s Notice of Enrollment prior to term start. Covered individuals will see the amount anticipated from the VA on their student account in the form of Anticipated Aid for Chapter 33 or a third-party deferment for Chapter 31.

Harvard University will not impose a late fee on students utilizing Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 benefits due to disbursement delays on the part of the VA. Additionally, Harvard University will not prevent a student from attending classes or demand payment in advance for funds expected to be paid by the VA until at least 90 days post certification. If the VA fails to pay 90 days post certification, Harvard reserves the right to require payment from the student directly.

Contact the Financial Aid Office (finaid@hbs.edu) for more information about GI Bill benefits.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.