Harding University is approved by the Arkansas State Approving agency for Veterans, thereby, allowing veterans and their beneficiaries to utilize military educational benefits to fund their studies.
For more information on each type of benefit, please visit https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs decides which benefits you qualify for based on your time in service.
Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness and Employment
Contact Harding's School Certifying Official for more information.
Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill ® (PDF)
Contact person: Michelle Tillett
Phone Number: 501-279-4034
Chapter 31 recipients: Harding University bills the Department of Veterans Affairs after the student’s hours have been certified through the VA Certifying Official.
All other chapter recipients: When the semester hours are certified by the VA Certifying Official at the beginning of the semester, it is up to the Department of Veterans Affairs to submit funds to Harding University.
Harding University receives no notification on when your housing, book stipend, kickers, etc. are paid out since those funds are forwarded directly to the student.
Contact person: Any Financial Aid Counselor
Phone Number: 501-279-4257
Students receiving benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs are still allowed to receive financial aid to supplement their VA benefits.
For questions or more information, please visit the FinAid site.
VA students may receive transfer credit based on their experience and responsibilities while in service. Credit may be transferred according to ACE recommendations for the experience or participation in a class or for DANTE scores. In order to receive credit, the soldier should request their official military transcript be sent to the Registrar at Harding University for evaluation.
Types of Transcripts:
- Joint Services Transcript
- Community College of the Air Force
- DD214 (Used as proof of Basic Training affording the student credit hours in KINS 1010: Wellness and KINS 1330: Recreational Activities)
Contact person: Kelley Cox
Phone Number: 501-279-4404
-All VA students must submit a “Certificate of Eligibility” to the VA Certifying Official before the first semester’s hours may be certified. Each chapter has a slightly different version, but will encompass the same concept.
-Each semester you will be required to fill out the “VA Certification” form found on your Pipeline account. This information lets you update your program of study and contact information, as well as, letting the VA Certifying Official that you plan to use your benefits during that semester.
-If you are planning on taking courses at another institution while you are still a student at Harding University, you must be pre-approved to take and then transfer those courses back to Harding. Each student will need to fill out the “Transfer Course Pre-Approval” found on their Pipeline account. When taking courses at another school while Harding is considered your “Primary School,” a Parent Letter must be forwarded to the “Secondary School” in order for your transfer hours to be certified with the VA.
Chapter 31: Your individual Case Manager will forward the proper paperwork in order for the VA Certifying Official to certify your fall hours.
Chapter 33: Adding/Dropping courses- You will be financially responsible for any courses you drop that are not dropped during the free drop/add period. The VA will determine the method in which you repay these funds.
Transfer of Entitlement
“If a member of the Armed Forces (active duty or Selected Reserve) serves six years and reenlists for four more years or has at least 10 years of service, then transfer of entitlement is possible.”
If you have used your VA benefits previously with another institution, you must complete and submit one of the following two forms with the Department of Veterans Affairs before Harding can certify your hours in the upcoming semester:
As a transfer student, you will also be required to submit official copies of all college transcripts as part of your admissions requirements into Harding University.