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    FAFSA, Veteran Status

    as a reservist, my NCOIC told me i was allowed to claim myself as a veteran on fafsa. i did so, and my school is asking for a member 4 copy of my dd214.
    still being a current, drilling reservist would i even have a member 4 copy? i have a member 1 copy, and i submitted that, but my financial aid office is asking for a member four copy.

    on of my buddies at my unit who is a 92 day reservist apparently did the same thing, but his office didnt ask for the member four copy.

    is what i did illegal?


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    Not illegal, but you should have Member 4 copy, expecially if you have member 1 copy. Member 4 is the long form, that has RE code, Character of Service, and Reason for Seperation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ehyun55 View Post
    as a reservist, my NCOIC told me i was allowed to claim myself as a veteran on fafsa. i did so, and my school is asking for a member 4 copy of my dd214.
    still being a current, drilling reservist would i even have a member 4 copy? i have a member 1 copy, and i submitted that, but my financial aid office is asking for a member four copy.

    on of my buddies at my unit who is a 92 day reservist apparently did the same thing, but his office didnt ask for the member four copy.

    is what i did illegal?
    I've claimed Veteran status on a FAFSA and they never asked for proof, that sounds odd? Although, now that I think about my school has my 214 from when I was using the GI bill. So maybe that is why, but it still seems odd that they would ask.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtop View Post
    Not illegal, but you should have Member 4 copy, expecially if you have member 1 copy. Member 4 is the long form, that has RE code, Character of Service, and Reason for Seperation.
    I assume that they are asking for the long form because they are trying to confirm character of service and/ or RE code since you're applying for government financial aid???


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    yeah, its weird. my VA office should just be able to tell them that i am receiving veteran benefits.

    i have the member 1 copy, and thats the form i got after i go out from active duty training before i headed into the reserves. but i never got a member 4 copy


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    btw i just submitted my Sf180 form. Does anyone know how long that usually takes to get back?


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    Have you looked for a copy in your SRB? It should be there. If it is, have admin make a copy, then have a commissioned officer certify it true. That should placate the financial aid people.


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