FAQ

Everyone has questions. We just pulled together a few of the frequently asked ones here for you to search. Let us know if you need any additional assistance. We'd be glad to help.

How long does is take to receive my VA money?

The first time you complete theApplication for VA Education Benefits it will take about 8-10 weeks for processing to be completed by the St. Louis Regional Processing Office.  At extremely busy times, such as the beginning of the fall term, processing may exceed 10 weeks.  You will receive a Certificate of Eligibility award letter from VA when processing has been completed.  Please read and keep this document since it contains important information about your benefit (eligibility percentage) as well as instructions on how to self-verify your enrollment (if required).  A copy of this letter also needs to be given to your campus VA representative.

How long will my session last?

Sessions run for up to 50 minutes, depending on the kind of help you need and want.  In other words, it's entirely up to you.  We're here to help you improve as a writer, which means helping you to think critically and make reasoned decisions about your own writing - not making those decisions for you.  So of course we're done when you say we're done, though we might encourage you to stay awhile longer and help you to see why.  We might also suggest that you schedule another appointment at a later date to address other issues with your writing. 

How many credits are required for the Master of Education in Curriculum & instruction?

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction requires 15 hours of core courses and 21 hours of electives. The core courses are EDU-600 Improvement of Instruction, EDU-601 Critical Issues in Curriculum & Instruction, EDU-602 Assessment of Learning, EDU-603 Research Methods and EDU-604 Culminating Project.

How many hours are required for the Accelerated Certification program?

The Accelerated Certification program for initial certification requires 38 hours of pedagogical coursework. Each student has an interview with one of the program directors to ensure completion of all content coursework required to meet the State of Nebraska outcomes in Rule 24. Students may have to complete additional coursework for their content area after review of their undergraduate transcripts.

How much money are VA Vocational Rehabilitation students eligible for?

Voc Rehab students receive funds for tuition as well as a living allowance.  The exact benefit will vary per student.

How much of our savings and other assets will we be expected to contribute?

No one expects families to deplete their savings account, sell their home or land, or spend money put away for retirement in order to handle college costs. However, a family with a substantial bank account, real estate, investments, and/or a lucrative business is in a stronger financial position than a family with similar income and no investments, and large debts on assets. As a general rule, more is expected of families with greater assets, just as more is expected of those with higher incomes.

How much time do I have to use my VA money?

This varies based on the education program for which you establish eligibility. Each education chapter is unique, and the entitlement-time period to use the benefit is established by law. There are fact sheets for each education chapter at the gibill website.

How often are the outside recycling bins emptied?

All outside bins are normally emptied once a week on Fridays.

How often can I visit the Writing Center?

We believe that writers and writing ability evolve slowly, unevenly, and awkwardly.  We also believe that writers and writing can always improve. Writing is not a skill that someone either has or doesn't have, not something that someone either can or can't do.  It is a process that involves critical thinking and reasoned decision-making. 


So it only makes sense to encourage you to visit the Writing Center as often as possible.  One session with a Writing Center consultant won't make you a great writer.  Nor will it guarantee an "A".  But many visits over the course of your college experience, along with hard work and extensive revision in your courses, will help you develop as a writer from wherever you may be the first time you enter our door.

How often does Doane report my enrollment to the VA?

Doane submits an enrollment certification report to the VA each term/semester you are enrolled.  These reports are done after census.  Check the academic calendar to find the census date for the current term/semester.

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