Contact Us

Have a question for the Student Records Office? Contact us.

Franciscan Hall, First Floor
Office: 716-926-8830
Fax: 716-648-3327
studentrecords@hilbert.edu

Katelyn Letizia
Katelyn Letizia
Registrar
 
Kaitlyn Haskins photo
Kaitlyn Haskins 
Student Records Clerk

Student Records Office Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
 Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Please note: hours are subject to change during periods of registration and the summer months.

Applying for Veteran Benefits

Hilbert College participates in several veteran benefit programs, including Post 9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehab, Reserve GI Bill, Dependents Educational Assistance, Frye scholarship, Tuition Assistance programs, and the NYS Veteran Tuition Award program. 

Applying for benefits through the VA

Active Duty Military/Veterans

  • Establish and verify which G.I. Bill chapter and educational benefits you qualify for:Chapter 30 or Chapter 33
  • Apply for your benefits online or by mail. You can complete your online educational benefits application (VONAPP) by visiting the E-Benefits site at www.vets.gov. After approximately 2 – 3 weeks, the Department of Veteran Affairs will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE).This letter will provide you with which G.I. Bill chapter you qualify for, the length of qualifications rated, as well as the percentage you qualify to utilize.

Spouse or Dependents

  • If you are a first time spouse/dependent applicant for educational benefits, you will need to complete VA Form 22-1990E (Application for Family Member to use Transferred Benefits – if using Chapter 33 benefits*) OR VA Form 22-5490 (Application for Survivors’ and Dependents Educational Assistance - if using Chapter 35 benefits).
  • If you are a veteran dependent who has already utilized education benefits at another college/university and plan to attend Hilbert College, you will need to complete VA Form 22-1995 or VA Form 22-5495 (for Chapter 35) to transfer your benefits from the previous college/university to Hilbert College.
  • Apply for your benefits online or by mail. You can complete your online educational benefits application (VONAPP) by visiting the E-Benefits site at www.vets.gov.After approximately 2 – 3 weeks, the Department of Veteran Affairs will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE).This letter will provide you with which G.I. Bill chapter you qualify for, the length of qualifications rated, as well as the percentage you qualify to utilize.

* The veteran must elect to transfer the benefit through the Department of Defense Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) site. Once the transfer has been approved, the dependent should apply for the benefit by completing a 22-1990e.  Once this application is processed, the VA will issue a Certificate of Eligibility to the student.

Transfer Students

  • Apply for transfer of benefits from the college/university you previous attended to Hilbert College by filling out VA Form 22-1995 or VA Form 22-5495 (for Chapter 35) at www.vets.gov.
  • After approximately 2 – 3 weeks, the Department of Veteran Affairs will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE).This letter will provide you with which G.I. Bill chapter you qualify for, the length of qualifications rated, as well as a percentage of in which you qualify to utilize.

Submitting Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

Once you have received your COE, a copy must be provided to Student Records. This will remain on file during your time as a student at Hilbert College. Chapter 31 students must provide VA Form 28-1905 with their case managers signature to Student Records. This form must be submitted annually to remain eligible for Chapter 31 benefits.

Students who receive VA benefits must also submit a Request for Certification each semester you are registered. Students will be certified at the end of Drop/Add week to ensure accuracy in reporting.

School Certifying Officials

Katelyn Letizia, Registrar (primary) – kletizia@hilbert.edu
Tanya Moreta, Veteran Services Coordinator – tmoreta@hilbert.edu

Types of Benefits

Post-9/11 GI Bill – Chapter 33

New benefit implemented on or about August 1, 2009, that provides educational assistance to individuals who have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Persons eligible for Chapters 30 or REAP (Chapter 1607)benefits may elect to receive benefits under this new Post-9/11 GI Bill. This benefit is also available for dependents (spouse and children) of active duty military members. For more information, please visit the following website:https://www.vets.gov/education/gi-bill/

Dependents Educational Assistance – Chapter 35

This portion of 38 U.S.C. authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service, (100% permanently and totally disabled), or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war, or missing in action. For more information on Dependents Educational Assistance please visit the following website:http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/DEA.asp

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment – Chapter 31

Veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service related injury. For more information on Vocational Rehabilitation& Employment please visit the following website:http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp.

Montgomery GI Bill – Chapter 30

Entered Active Duty after June 30, 1985. Complete at least 2 years continuous active service; contributed $1200 to the program; received a high school diploma or GED; and received an honorable discharge. For more information on the Montgomery GI Bill select please visit the following website:http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_ad.asp.

Reserve GI Bill – Chapter 1606

 

Any person who enlists, re-enlists, or extends an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than 6 years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985, and completed high school of GED, IADT, 180 days of service in the selective reserve and is satisfactorily participating in require training in the selective reserve.