Advance pay is available to students enrolled at a rate of one-half time or higher under Chapter 30, 35, 1606, and 1607. Advance pay is processed for the first partial month plus the first full month of the student's enrollment. Students who receive advance payment will not receive another payment until the fourth month of the term. (Example: A student receives who receives advance pay for the fall term will receive payment for the partial month of August plus the full month of September. They will not receive payment for the month of October until November.) VA will mail the advance payment directly to Minot State University to be picked up by the student at the Business Office at the beginning of the semester.
Students interested in receiving an advance payment must contact the VA certifying official approximately 45 to 60 days in advance of the beginning of the term. Students must either sign an enrollment certification requesting advance pay or provide a signed and dated letter requesting the advance payment.
Advance payments will only be processed for terms which begin at least 30 days after the end of the student's last period of enrollment and if the student was not eligible for advance pay for that interval.