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For students affected by Hurricane Beryl or other natural disasters, please reach out to your advisor for any needed support. Note that power outages due to extreme weather falls within our excused absence policy. Students can also access additional support through
Relay's Student Assistance Program.
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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Relay certifies veteran's enrollment in order for you to receive extra benefits. You can read more about the Post 9/11 GI Bill® here and FAQs here. If you believe you are eligible for this program, please be sure to first apply for your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You will be required to upload proof of your COE before submitting this form. If you have any questions about the application and/or eligibility, please contact the Veterans Affairs Department at 1-888-442-4551.

IMPORTANT:  At this time, Relay can only certify matriculated students enrolled in the following programs:

  • Chicago Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Denver Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Houston Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Memphis Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Nashville Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • New York Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • New York Advanced Certification in Special Education (ACSPED)
  • San Antonio Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

As Relay becomes approved in other states, we will notify students in those states via email and will update this support center article accordingly.

  • Eligible students' enrollment will be certified by the census date of each term
  • An enrolled student is defined as someone who has accepted their offer of admissions to taking Relay coursework

Questions? Please reach out to us at [email protected]. The Student Services team is more than happy to help you out.


VA Pending Payment Compliance

Beginning August 1, 2019, Relay will not take any of the four following actions toward any student using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while their payment from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is pending to the educational institution:

  • Prevent their enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to;
  • Require they secure alternative or additional funding;
  • 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.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA's Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies (see our VA School Certifying Official for all requirements).


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