Educational Benefits

How to Use Your Benefits at Ferris State University

First Time Benefits Users

Transfer Students Using Benefits

Continuing Ferris Students Using Benefits


Any letters or forms mailed to the Department of Veterans Affairs should include your name and social security number or VA claim number.

Early enrollment and payment of fees before the term begins will allow FSU to certify your enrollment early and keep your payments as consistent as possible.

VA will not pay educational benefits for courses which are not on your approved Education/Degree Plan; will not pay to re-take courses you have successfully completed (D or better).

A veteran enrolled in an academic program should receive his/her first benefit check approximately six to eight weeks after FSU submits the enrollment certification to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Monthly payment of benefits under the Montgomery G.I. Bill can only be released after your monthly verification of attendance has been received in the St. Louis Regional Office.

This may be done by Internet: (W.A.V.E.) or by telephone: 1-877-823-2378.


Fill out VA Class Registration Form; sign and date the form and turn it in at the following location:

VA Certifying Official
Ferris State University
Admissions & Records
1201 S. State St., CSS 201E 
Big Rapids, MI 49307

You may contact the FSU Veterans Office at 231.591.2798