Chapter 31 VR&E

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Benefit Information

How to Apply / Use Benefits

  1. How to apply for VR&E
  2. Send official transcripts
  3. Meet with VR&E counselor. Counselor will:
    • approve any degree and coursework
    • provide authorization to Laurel Ridge for tuition, fees and software
    • provide authorization to Follett bookstore, [email protected], for supplies and textbooks.
  4. Provide VR&E counselor contact information to Sharon Painter, [email protected], Military Benefits Official
  5. Submit Laurel Ridge VA certification request form
  6. Make an appointment with
  7. Enroll in courses authorized by VR&E
  8. Check Academic Advising report by logging into your MyLaurelRidge>> SIS>> My Student Information>> Academic Records>> My Academic Requirements
  9. Attend and complete the course(s)

Eligibility and Entitlement

Financial Information

  • Laurel Ridge will invoice VR&E for all authorized tuition, fees and course software.  Balance will remain on your student account until drop period is complete.
  • Students using military education benefits can also use financial aid (FAFSA).


  • Follett Bookstore is independent of Laurel Ridge. VR&E authorized book and supplies allowance is submitted directly to Follett Bookstore.
  • Some Laurel Ridge courses require software access that is automatically charged to a student account. These software charges should be covered by VR&E authorization.


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Laurel Ridge Veterans Services