Information for GI Bill® Payments

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Post-9/11 GI Bill® Payments for Adult and Graduate Students

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® tuition and fees benefits are paid directly to CCU.
  • Books/Supplies and Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) benefits are paid directly to the student.
  • Students receiving Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits are covered by the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018. CCU will not impose any penalty, or require any borrowed funds, because of a student's inability to meet a financial obligation to CCU because of a delayed VA disbursement. This protection begins when the student submits a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or a Statement of Benefit, and ends when the VA makes payment or 90 days after the date CCU certifies tuition and fees. CCU may require additional payments or financial arrangements for amounts that are the difference between the student account charges and the VA benefit disbursement. CCU has made available a Post-9/11 GI Bill® Payment Option to allow VA students to defer payment of their tuition until after the end of the current semester.
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon tuition and fees payments will be set up as a scholarship from the VA and (in the case of the Yellow Ribbon match) from CCU. In other words, once students have established their eligibility under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and payment has been received from the VA, CCU awards the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon scholarship amounts to the students' accounts. Any remaining balances due will be the student's responsibility.
  • Students receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill® at the maximum benefit rate are not eligible for the active duty military tuition discount.
  • Students eligible for College Opportunity Fund (COF) will be awarded this grant before any VA funding is applied.
  • Each semester CCU will certify course enrollment upon registration; tuition and fees are certified after the add/drop period to ensure student enrollment.
  • Course withdrawals and late drops will result in an adjustment to the certification dates to reflect student’s Last Date of Attendance. Please contact before an expected withdrawal or late drop to discuss the possible impact of a VA overpayment.
  • Effective January 5, 2021, all overpayments of VA benefits made to an educational institution due to a change in enrollment by the student will be charged to the institution. Students who withdraw or drop a class resulting in a VA benefits overpayment to CCU will have the debt charged to their student account. Students with an outstanding VA debt with CCU will be placed on a student account hold and will be required to make verified payment arrangements before enrollment can proceed.
  • To view your account summary, including tuition and fee charges and payment history, please log into Self-Service Student Finance and click on "Make a Payment." You can view your statement of account, including VA funds received by CCU and posted to your account. To view past term history, please select the appropriate term.

Post-9/11 GI Bill® Payments and Financial Aid

  • Students receiving VA benefits are eligible for Federal and State financial aid. GI Bill® funding is not reduced by the amount of Pell Grant or Federal Direct Stafford Loans the student is eligible to receive.  VA benefits are reduced by the amount of the student’s College Opportunity Fund (COF) eligibility. Most CCU scholarships also reduce the amount of VA benefit the student may receive.
  • Federal and state financial aid funds will not be refunded to a student receiving VA benefits until the following takes place:
    • All courses have been certified;
    • The VA processes the enrollment certification;
    • VA funds are received by CCU; and
    • VA funds are posted to the student’s account.
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits for tuition and fees are paid directly to the school on behalf of the student. VA funding is prorated by the student’s benefit eligibility. If there is still a balance owed, federal and/or state funds will be applied to the account. Any remaining credit balance, if applicable, will be refunded to the student.
  • VA funds are received by CCU and then posted to the student’s account; funds are not disbursed directly from the VA to the student’s account.  VA payments sent to CCU may take up to 10 days to process and post on the student’s account.
  • <li">Changes in student enrollment may result in delays in course certification and the timing and amount of VA funding.
  • Students can track their benefits on the GI Bill® website by clicking on the E-Benefits link.

Payments for all other VA educational benefits for Adult and Graduate Students

  • GI Bill® payments are made each month based on the student's enrollment status for the month. Typically, the money is available within four to seven business days following the end of the calendar month. Payments are made directly to the student, so a direct deposit arrangement with Veterans Affairs is highly encouraged. To set up or change direct deposit information, please call 877-838-2778.
  • Since tuition payments are due at the time of registration and GI Bill® payments are received on a monthly basis throughout the semester, CCU has made available a Third Party Deferred Payment Option to allow GI Bill® students to defer payment of their tuition until after the end of the current semester. Most students receiving GI Bill® benefits elect to participate in this plan.
  • Veterans Affairs administers education benefits using both a "traditional" semester program and a "non-traditional" semester program. The rules for CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) programs are considered non-traditional. Payments for CAGS students are directly dependent upon the start and end dates of each class. If you are enrolled in one of CCU's CAGS degree programs, please contact Service Central at 303-963-3040 or if you have additional questions.
  • Students who receive GI Bill® benefits may also be eligible to receive Federal financial aid. Financial aid eligibility can be determined by completing the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

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