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Frequently Asked Questions

When Should I Apply For My VA Benefits? How Much Money Will I receive For My GI Bill? Will My VA Benefits Be Enough To Cover My program? Can I Receive Regular Financial Aid While Receiving VA Benefits? What changes should I report to the University Military & Veteran Services Office? What chapter am I?
When Should I Apply For My VA Benefits?

You should apply for your benefits prior to the academic semester that you wish to attend.  Check with the Registrar office for dates. 

How Much Money Will I receive For My GI Bill?

Your VA benefits will vary based on the type of benefit, your contract, and the number of credit hours you have enrolled for. Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for current rates at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/comparison_tool.asp

Will My VA Benefits Be Enough To Cover My program?

The amount of your VA benefits will be based on the type of VA benefits that you are eligible for, the number of credit hours you schedule, and the current VA Pay Rates. Your VA benefits will be paid to you as a monthly housing allowance monthly installments over the term enrolled.

Can I Receive Regular Financial Aid While Receiving VA Benefits?

You may be eligible for additional grants, loans, scholarships, and employment programs (Contact Student Financial Services).

What changes should I report to the University Military & Veteran Services Office?
  • Change of Address
  • Change of Program
  • Change in credit hours
  • Withdrawal from school
  • Adding or Dropping Classes
What chapter am I?

Below is a basic list outlining for which benefit you would qualify for based on your service.

Chapter 30: You were, or are, active duty and have completed the initial obligation period of at least two years and paid a $1200 contribution.

Chapter 31: You are a veteran who has a service-connected disability of at least 10 percent or more.

Chapter 33:  You have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. You have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.  You may also be eligible if, you are a dependent of a veteran who has qualified for the benefit and they have transferred their benefits to you.

Chapter 35: You are the dependent of a veteran who is 100 percent permanently disabled or deceased.

Chapter 1606: You are currently serving in the National Guard or the Reserves.