Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

If you are a member of the military or are a veteran interested in pursing a degree program at Colorado Christian University, there are various types of tuition assistance available to you that you may¬† not know about. The Post-9/11 GI Bill, considered to be the most comprehensive education benefits package since the GI Bill was signed into law in 1944, is an education benefits program available to veterans who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2011. CCU is thrilled to offer our country’s veterans financial assistance, so they can pursue the degree program they have always dreamed about.

Here is the list of eligibility and benefits for adult and graduate students. To learn more about this, you can visit the Department of Veterans Affairs web site.

  • Post-9/11 veterans (served since September 11, 2001) are eligible.
  • Students who are eligible for both the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post-9/11 GI Bill must relinquish the Montgomery GI Bill benefits to receive Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.
  • For full benefits, veterans must have served on active duty for an aggregate of 36 months; if less than 36 months, benefits will be pro-rated.
  • CCU’s certifying official will not determine a student’s eligibility. The veteran student should contact the VA and their education officer to determine eligibility.
  • Veterans’ benefits may be transferable to their dependents.
  • Effective August 1, 2011, the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay tuition and fees up to $17,500 per academic year at Colorado Christian University.
  • The book stipend equals $41.67 per credit hour up to $1,000 per academic year, and is paid directly to the student.
  • The Monthly Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is determined by the zip code of the university where the student is enrolled, and is issued directly to the student on a monthly basis. Beginning October 1, 2011, housing allowance will be payable to students (other than those on active duty) enrolled solely in distance learning. The housing allowance payable will be equal to one-half the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents.
  • Tuition and fee payments made on behalf of the student will be issued to the school, not to the student.

To learn more about applying to CCU and what the admission requirements are for adult degree completion students, please visit the CCU web site.