VA Payments

The VA pays on a post payment system, which means that the month of attendance is over before a payment is created by the Veterans Administration. Payments are based on number of eligible courses attended by the student and when the courses begin and end.

An Award Letter is mailed to students from the VA Regional Office (VARO) once the certification has been processed. Dependents (in a certificate program only), Veterans, and Reservists are responsible for verifying enrollment with the VA after the last day of each month by calling 1-877-823-2378 or by accessing on the web so your check can be released. If enrollment status changes, the student must notify the CNM VA Certifying Official (505-224-3098).

CNM is not approved for pre-enrollment payment. Payments are sent directly to the student; direct deposit is available for some types of benefits. If the student would like to make arrangements for direct deposit or would like other information about their benefits or payments, contact the VA at 1-888-GI-BILL-1.