Answers to frequently asked questions about veteran benefits.
Chapter 31 Frequently Asked Questions
Chapter 33 Frequently Asked Questions
Tier is based on length of active duty time since Sept. 10, 2001 as determined by VA during application process.
Chapter 33 covers tuition and fees based on appropriate tier as determined by VA at the time of application. Tuition and fees are payable directly to the school. BAH and book stipend are payable to the student based on the same criteria.
Application must be made for chapter 33. Generally remaining entitlement under another chapter becomes chapter 33 benefit. If benefit is exhausted, veterans can receive an additional 12 months under chapter 33 if applicable. You must fill out an application to receive chapter 33 benefits; they do not automatically switch over.
Tuition and fees have to be reported to the VA once priority registration is over. A hold is then placed on your record to prevent adding or dropping classes prior to letting our office know so we can report your schedule changes to the VA.
Chapter 35 Frequently Asked Questions
VA pays the monthly amount directly to the student. The current monthly payment for full-time training is $1,265.
One of these descriptions must be true of the service member:
- Died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001, or
- Is missing in action or was captured in the line of duty by a hostile force, or
- Was detained (held) by force while in the line of duty by a foreign government or power, or
- Is in the hospital or getting outpatient treatment for a service-connected permanent and total disability, and is likely to be discharged for that disability. A service-connected permanent and total disability is a disability resulting from your service that doesn’t go away.
You may be eligible for VA education benefits (Chapter 35 benefits) if you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran and one of the descriptions listed below is true of the Veteran.
One of these must be true.
- Is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected disability, or
- Died while on active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability
If you’re a dependent who doesn’t meet the above criteria, you may still qualify for VA education benefits if the Veteran or service member transferred some or all of their Post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement to you while they were on active duty.
All fees are due to the College by the published deadline.