GI Bill® Payments for Traditional Undergraduates

Post-9/11 GI Bill® Payments for the College of Undergraduate Studies

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.
  • 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 by the VA, CCU will award the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon scholarship amounts to the students' accounts after all other applicable scholarships and grants have been applied. Any remaining balances due will be the student's responsibility.
  • Students eligible for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) will be awarded this grant before any Post-9/11 funding is applied.
  • Each semester CCU will certify CUS courses upon registration; tuition and fees are certified after the drop deadline. Course schedule changes made after certification may jeopardize VA benefits. Students are encouraged to lock-in their registration by these certification dates:
    • Fall semester — classes certified August 1
    • Winter semester — classes certified December 1
    • Spring semester — classes certified January 1
    • Summer semester — classes certified May 1
  • 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 and click on "View Account and Make Payments." 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.
  • 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.

Contact Info

  • Student Financial Services

    Phone: 303-963-3230
    Fax: 303-963-3231