VA-GI Bill Benefits at CCU

Colorado Christian University is approved for Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits provided by the Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill, so all certificate programs, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies are approved for payment of GI Bill benefits. If you are applying for admission to CCU or are already approved for GI Bill eligibility, you may seek benefits assistance by contacting a VA Certifying Official at the Service Central Office at CCU.

There are some requirements that must be satisfied before using GI Bill benefits. You must first complete the Veterans Affairs application for education benefits, a form referred to as VA Form 22-1990. You can get this form from the Department of Veterans Affairs web site or you can complete it online at the Veterans ONline APPlication (VONAPP) web site. If you apply directly online, your form will most likely be processed more quickly. It typically takes Veterans Affairs 8-10 weeks to process a new application; however, classes can be submitted for benefits during the processing period.

Here are the requirements for receiving VA-GI Bill Benefits for Education:

  • Students who are applying for benefits while on active duty must have VA FORM 22-1990 signed by their Education Officer.
  • Students who are applying for benefits and are not on active duty must also submit their DD-214 (Member 4 copy).
  • Students who are in the Reserves will be issued a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) FORM DD-2384.
  • Students who are eligible for benefits as a dependent of a disabled veteran (Chapter 35) must submit application FORM 22-5490.
  • Students who are eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation benefits (Chapter 31) will need to contact their VA Case Manager to obtain authorization FORM 28-1905. The toll free phone number to begin the application process for Vocational Rehabilitation benefits is 1-800-827-1000.

If you have used your benefits at another school, notice must be sent to Veterans Affairs to report the “Change of Program” and to establish Colorado Christian University as your parent school. If you have completed the necessary forms already, the next step requires that you submit your classes to initiate your claim for benefits, a process referred to as “enrollment certification.”

To learn more about VA-GI Bill benefits information, please view the VA’s GI Bill web site.

CCU offers military financial assistance through a reduced undergraduate tuition rate, also, for military service members and their adult dependents.