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Using Your GI Bill® Benefits at CCU

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. Government Web site.

Colorado Christian University is approved for Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits including the Montgomery GI Bill® and Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Nearly all master's degree, bachelor's degree, and certificate programs in CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies are approved for payment of GI Bill® education benefits.

Applicants for admission to CCU who are applying for (or are already approved for) GI Bill® eligibility, may seek assistance in using their benefits by contacting a VA Certifying Official at

Prior to using your GI Bill® benefits, Veterans Affairs requires the completion of their application for education benefits. This application is referred to as VA FORM 22-1990. The paper-based application form is available on the Department of Veterans Affairs website, or it can be completed online at the VA website.

The result of a successful application is the receipt of a Certificate of Eligibility (COE), which outlines your benefits. Veterans Affairs will typically take 4-6 weeks to process a new application. In order to utilize your GI Bill® benefits at CCU you must submit a copy of your COE to

  • Students who are applying for benefits while on active duty must have VA FORM 22-1990 signed by their Education Officer.
  • 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 already completed the applicable VA forms above to apply for benefits and submitted a copy of your COE to CCU, the next step is a process referred to as "enrollment certification." At CCU, the VA's Web-based application is used to quickly initiate your claim (which takes the place of VA FORM 22-1999).

  • Enrollment changes for all non-Post 9/11 chapters are automatically certified with the VA without any further forms.
  • Courses for all Post 9/11 GI Bill® recipients are automatically certified upon registration.
  • Tuition and fees are certified after the drop deadline to ensure students’ enrollment. Schedule changes after certification can result in student liability for any VA benefits paid in advance.
  • Course withdrawals, whether official or unofficial, will necessitate an adjustment in the course certification dates, and could result in an overpayment to the student of VA benefits. Please check with for the financial implications of course withdrawals or late drops.

Additional GI Bill® information

All students receiving GI Bill® benefits should be familiar with the information provided on the VA's GI Bill® website.

With the passage of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, otherwise known as the Forever GI Bill®, various provisions of the Act may have an impact on veterans’ educational benefits. Please visit the VA’s website at Forever GI Bill® for more information.

Students who are eligible for GI Bill® benefits and who are also using military Tuition Assistance and Top-Up to cover the cost of their classes are encouraged to contact CCU early in the school year if they intend to incur tuition costs that exceed the annual military Tuition Assistance allotment of $4,500. Students receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill® at the maximum benefit rate are not eligible for the active duty military tuition discount.

For answers to any questions related to GI Bill® eligibility or the status of claims and/or payments, contact a VA Case Manager by calling 1-888-442-4551.

Additionally, the VA Web site maintains a very useful GI Bill® Question and Answer resource. Use this link to query particular topics or to submit a question via e-mail.

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