|You should receive your book stipend about a week before classes start, depending on when you submitted your certification request. If you submitted your Certification Request less than 2 weeks before classes start, you will receive your book stipend late. 1
For a no interest loan until you receive your book stipend, email email@example.com with the subject “No interest loan request.” Be sure to include the dollar amount needed, your name, and your student ID number. To check on the status of your book stipend, contact the VA Education Benefit Hotline at 888-442-4551.
You should receive your BAH/Monthly Stipend on or around the first day of the following month, depending on when you submitted your certification request. If you submitted your Certification request less than 2 weeks before the end of the month, you may receive your BAH on the first day of the next month.
For a no interest loan until you receive your BAH/Monthly Stipend, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “No interest loan request.” Be sure to include the dollar amount needed, your name, and your student ID number. To check on the status of your BAH/Monthly Stipend, contact the VA Education Benefit Hotline at 888-442-4551.2
The first and last month of a semester will be prorated to the amount of days you're in class.
If you're enrolled in more than half time, but less than full time you will receive a prorated BAH amount.
If you're enrolled in half time or less you will not receive any BAH.12
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.
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
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 waitlist, email email@example.com with the subject, "Add to Yellow Ribbon waitlist." Learn More >>
When dropping or switching a class with another, submit another Certification Request checking the 'yes' box to the question, "Are you resubmitting your Certification Request for this term?"
When withdrawing from a class, you will need to withdraw from the class through CU Denver by completing a Schedule Adjustment Form. Once the Withdrawal is complete with CU Denver, you must then submit another Certification Request which we will use to correct your Certification submitted to the VA.
Be prepared to pay for the tuition and fees for the class you withdrew from as well as pay back the BAH and/or Book Stipend you received for the class.
When you withdraw from a class, if you drop below full-time status, your BAH will be prorated to reflect that. You will be responsible for all or part of the tuition and fees for the class you withdrew from. A student debt to the VA for tuition, fees, book stipend, and possibly BAH will be created.
The VA determines the amount of the debt. Be prepared to pay all tuition and fees and return any money paid out for the class you withdraw from. You will also be responsible for the $100 drop fee per class.9
Yes, you are responsible for the $100 drop fee per class.8
If the hybrid class does not meet the minimum on campus time, it will be classified as an online course.
If a student is a Graduate student taking a Hybrid course, the course must meet on campus two times officially to be certified as on campus. If the course does not meet this requirement, the course must be certified as online per the VA’s rules.
If a student is an Undergraduate student taking a Hybrid course, the course must meet on campus for the same number of hours per week as the amount of credits the course is. For example if the course is a 3 credit course then it must meet for 3 hours on campus every week. If the course does not meet this requirement the course must be certified as online per the VA’s rules.
Per the VA's rules it's certified as an online course.13
Clock Hours are used when a student has an internship, residency, or rounds that are required for their degree plan. If the student is taking a course that also has a residency or clinical rounds component either the credit hours or the clock hours can be certified but not both.
If the student chooses to have the clock hours certified instead of the credit hours, the term dates will follow the beginning and end dates of the residency or clinical rounds instead of the normal term/semester dates. The form to request Clock Hour certification can be found here.14
No. Active duty members receive BAH through their active duty status and will not receive additional BAH through the Post 9-11 GI Bill.15
Discharged active duty members will receive BAH for the month after the month of discharge with the payment being paid out on or around first day of the following month.
For example, if an active duty member is discharged in August, they will receive BAH for the month of September on or around the first day of October.16
Application for the Review of Discharge from the Armed Forces
Between the years 1994 and 2010, more than 13,000 individuals were discharged from U.S. military service under the now-repealed law commonly known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT). Service members discharged under DADT were left in a state of limbo; in most cases, their discharge paperwork indicated an Honorable, General, or Other than Honorable discharge status, and those veterans were prohibited from re-enlisting and were ineligible for veterans benefits.
Following the repeal of DADT in December, 2010, the ban on military service for gay and lesbian troops was officially ended. However, the repeal does not automatically change the discharge status or re-enlistment codes for those dismissed from service under DADT. Individuals discharged under DADT must apply to their former branch of service to have their discharge status upgraded and their re-enlistment codes changed. Following the official change of discharge characterization, those veterans would then be eligible for appropriate VA benefits, including GI Bill education assistance for those who would have otherwise been eligible.17