Veterans Administration Pending Payment Compliance Policy

In accordance with federal law, William Paterson University (WPU) will not penalize covered individuals who are recipients of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® or Veteran Readiness & Employment, while payment to the institution is pending from the Department of Veterans Affairs.   

 The University will not impose a late penalty fee, require VA students to secure alternative or additional funding, or deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.  To qualify for this provision, students must provide WPU with A Certificate of Eligibility (or equivalent) or VA Form 1905 by the first day of class, along with a request for certification of benefits, and other required information essential to the certification process.  

 Covered individuals will be permitted to participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides required documentation and ending on the earlier of the following dates. 

  1. The date on which payment from the VA is made to the institution.
  2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the certificate of eligibility. 

Note: A covered individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment or Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.