FAQs I would like to start using my Montgomery GI Bill benefits; What do I do? + More Please complete an Application for VA Benefits (22-5495) on the USDVA web site. If benefits have been used before file the Change of Program or Place of Training (22-1995). Submit a copy of your DD-214 and Notice of Basic Eligibility to SMU Central so that your registration may be certified. When will my registration be certified? + More Certification for the semester will be done the day after Priority Registration begins. After that date, registration will be certified within 48 hours of additions/drops to your schedule have been reported. What if I drop a course after my registration has been certified? + More Changes in enrollment status should be reported promptly to SMU Central. Payment made after a course has been dropped will be considered overpayment and you will be held financial liable for overpayments that are accrued. What if I've been taking classes and I found I out I could have been receiving benefits? + More Please contact SMU Central to discuss your situation. You may be eligible to receive back pay for the up to a year prior and possibly more. I have exhausted my Federal benefits; Should I still apply for the Minnesota GI Bill Grant? + More Yes. Please complete the online Minnesota GI Bill Grant Application at the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.