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Advance Payment

Advance Payment is only available for Chapters 30, 32, 35, and 1606.   Students under Chapters 31, 33, and 1607 do not qualify for advance payment.  

An advance payment provides a student with benefit payments at the beginning of the term to assist with school expenses at the beginning of the term. Advance payment pays the monthly benefit for the first and second month of the term in advance, but you will not receive another payment until the end of the third month. (The first month will only pay from the start date of classes through the end of that month.)   

Example: Advance payment for Fall 2013 would pay the student from 24 August to 30 September 2013, but you would not receive another payment until the beginning of November 2013. 

In order to qualify for advance payment: 

  • utilizing one of the qualifying benefit chapters
  • request advance payment within the OVA’s published dates
  • enrolled and certified for at least half-time
  • first time using VA education benefits or you have been absent from APSU for more than 30 calendar days

 When the advance payment (U.S. Treasury check) is received by our office: 

  • our office will notify you by phone and/or APSU student email
  • your registration must be confirmed
  • you will be required to show a picture ID and sign for the check

After the first day of classes, our office will submit the Certification of Delivery (VA form 22-1999V) to verify your enrollment and receipt of the check.  Participation in advance payment is voluntary on the part of schools.