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VA Education Benefits




 Forever GI Bill

The Forever GI Bill eliminates the 15 year limitation for qualifying students previously imposed upon Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients. Also, provides additional qualifying students for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Programs, consolidates percentage of eligibility, along with other additional changes. Learn More >>​


 Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. Learn more >>​

For information regarding the Refund of the Montgomery GI Bill $1200 buy-in for the Post 9-11 GI Bill, click here.​

 Chapter 31: Vocational Rehab

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service provides vocational-educational counseling to veterans and certain dependents. Learn more >>​​​


 Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.

You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Learn more >>​

 Chapter 35: Survivor / Dependent Assistance

Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship and on-the-job training.

If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Learn more >>​


 Chapter 1606: Selected Reserve/National Guard (MGIB-SR)

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, as well as the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Learn more >>​


 Chapter 1607: Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

REAP was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a new Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. Learn more >>​


 Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is an additional benefit offered to students who are 100% eligible for the Post 9-11 benefit and are not eligible to petition for residency or who live out of state. Active duty Service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program.

his benefit helps to alleviate the financial burden of students who are charged the out of state tuition rate and are responsible for the difference between out of state and in-state tuition. CU Denver contributes a portion of the difference between out of state and in-state tuition and the VA will match that contribution, not to exceed the difference between out of state and in-state tuition.

There is a set number of dollars and slots allotted for Yellow Ribbon. This Program is on a first come first serve basis and there is a waitlist each semester. Yellow Ribbon contributions are applied to the Fall and Spring semesters only, Summer semester does not receive a Yellow Ribbon contribution. Awards are decided after census. 

To be added to the Yellow Ribbon waitlist, send an email to  with a subject line of "Please add to Yellow Ribbon Waitlist" and include student name, student ID number, and start term. Please also attach a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) showing eligibility percentage or an eBenefits Summary through the eBenefits website with a date/time stamp for reference. Student must be enrolled in classes to be added to the waitlist. Learn More >>​8

 Utilizing your GI Bill to pay for prep courses and national tests

For more information please see the VA's website. Learn more >>​


 Approved Education Programs

Not all programs provided by the University of Colorado Denver are authorized for GI Bill use.
Follow the instructions provided below to ensure that your program is approved for GI Bill use.
  1. Go to VA WEAMS​
  2. Click on the state of Colorado
  3. The alphabet will be listed at the top of the page. Click on “U”.
  4. The University of Colorado Denver will be listed below “Institution Name”,  Click on “University of Colorado Denver”
  5. A link titled “Programs” will be listed below “Weams Institution Search”.  Click on “Programs”.
  6. The link titled “Institution of High Learning” displays a list of approved degree programs. The link titled “Non College Degree” displays the list of approved Certificates.


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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