• VA - GI Bill Education Benefits

    Colorado Christian University is approved for Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits including the Montgomery GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill. 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 VASupport@ccu.edu.

    Using Your GI Bill Benefits at CCU

    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 Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) website. The online application is highly encouraged as it is processed quickly by Veterans Affairs. The result of a successful application is the receipt of a Certificate of Eligibility (COE), which outlines your benefits. Veterans Affairs will typically take 8-10 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 VASupport@ccu.edu.

    • 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 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 after each course's drop deadline.
    • Courses are not certified before 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 VASupport@ccu.edu 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. 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 Question and Answer resource. Use this link to query particular topics or to submit a question via e-mail.

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