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Advanced Pay for Veterans Benefits

Advanced Pay is only available for students under Chapters 30, 35, and 1606. Advanced payment is not available under Chapters 33, 31, and 1607.

Advanced Pay is a request from the student to receive their VA funds before classes begin, which means the VA will issue the student approximately 1 to 1-1/2 months of pay prior to registration. (Note: The funds received typically cover the majority of the up-front expense, but occasionally fall slightly short of the total tuition and fees needed prior to registration.)

Advanced Payment may be paid if:

  • The student requests advanced pay, and
  • There's more than 30 days between terms and break pay won't be paid, and
  • The student is enrolled at least half-time, and
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs receives the advance payment request at least 30 days, but not more than 120 days, before the enrollment period.

An advance will pay the first and second month. The first month may be a partial month, with payment prorated for the number of days attended that month. The student would not receive another payment, however, until the third month's payment was scheduled. For example, a student who is enrolled from August until December would be paid August and September payments upfront, and would not get another payment from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs until November (for the month of October).

Advance Pay Requests:

The requests for Advanced Pay must be sent by e-mail to vabenefits@liberty.edu at least 70 days prior to the Registration Deadline for the term the student would like to enroll in.

In order to receive Advance Pay a student must submit the Advance Pay Disclaimer to Liberty University stating that they acknowledge the associated risks and magnitude of their decision to request Advance Pay.

Your email must include the following:

  • Full Name
  • Liberty student ID number
  • Courses you plan to enroll in
  • Term / Enrollment dates
  • Completed Advance Pay Disclaimer - Disclaimer must be signed (or typed if sent from your LU email address)
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