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 Helping you navigate the VA system


 Certification Requests

Certification Requests should be submitted by students who are using the following benefits:

  • Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
  • Vocational Rehab (Chapter 31)
  • Post 9-11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • Survivors and Dependents Assistance (Chapter 35)
  • Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Educational Educational Program - REAP (Chapter 1607)

Certification Requests should be submitted the same day that the student registers for classes AND at least 60 days prior to the start of the term.

Veteran & Military Student Student Services (VMSS) begins processing and and submitting Certifications to the VA 90 days prior to the start of the term.

The initial Certification is submitted to the VA for credit hours only to allow the VA to process Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and Book Stipend so benefits are not delayed.​


 Financial Aid

Financial Aid accepted will be posted to the student's account and applied to tuition and fees.

Financial Aid will not be applied to mandatory fees such as:

  • On campus housing
  • Book store charges
  • Short term loans
  • Miscellaneous voluntary fees

To avoid late fees and registration holds: Visit your student portal, Click on Student Center > All Student Functions > Student Account > View Student Permissions > Grant Permissions. This will allow the bursar's office to pay all outstanding balances piror to refunding your financial aid.


 Sponsor Payments

Sponsor Payments will be posted to eligible Post 9-11 students on or around the first day of the term and once a week until census.

A Sponsor Payment is a VA tuition and fee placeholder in the amount expected from the VA based on the student's eligibility percentage. The Sponsor Payment will either zero out the studen't account if student did not accept Financial Aid, or will create a credit less the student's portion that will be refunded to the student.

The Sponsor Payment will not be posted for the following Post 9-11 students until after census once the in-state tuition has been calculated:

·    Students who have not  submitted a COE

·    Non-residents

·    Students enrolled in Study Abroad​


 Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are submitted after the census date (the last day to drop/add; see academic calendars), to ensure all fees and charges have been posted to student accounts. This also allows students to change their schedules as necessary before the VA is billed for tuition and fees to prevent payment issues. It takes anywhere from 3 - 6 weeks for the VA tuition and fee payment to be processed and posted to the student account.

If there is a balance after the payment deadline, service charges may be posted to student accounts. Emails may also be sent to students indicating a remaining account balance. ​

 Eligibility Percentage

If you are 100% eligible for the Post 9-11 GI Bill, once the VA tuition and fee payment is posted to the student's account, any service charges will be reversed. If a service charge is not reversed after the VA tuition and fee payment has been posted, email with the subject line of 'Last name, First name, Student ID, Please reverse service charges'. Our office will ensure any service charges are reversed immediately.

If you are less than 100% eligible for the Post 9-11 GI Billyou must pay your portion by CU Denver's payment deadline. If the student's portion is not paid by the time the VA tuition and fee payment is posted to the student's account, the student may be responsible for the services charges. If you are not sure what your portion is, email with the subject line of 'Last name, First name, Student ID, Less than 100% eligible, need to know student portion'. Our office will run a tuition and fee report and let you know what your portion is as of that date.


Office of Veteran Student Services

Phone: Anschutz Office: 303.724.9649 or Denver Office: 303.315.7300

Street Address: Tivoli Student Union, Suite 124, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 173364, Campus 155, Denver, CO 80217-3364



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