In order to use your Veterans Administration (VA) benefits, you must make an application to the VA for Education Benefits. This can be done online on the VONAPP website.
- If you are a veteran who has never received education benefits previously, please complete a 22-1990 (PDF).
- If you are a veteran who has previously received education benefits and you need to declare a new degree program at the University of Denver, please complete a 22-1995 (PDF).
- If you are the dependent of a veteran and you have never received education benefits previously, please complete a 22-5490 (PDF).
- If you are the dependent of a veteran who has received education benefits previously and you need to declare a new degree program at the University of Denver, please complete a 22-5495 (PDF).
You will also need to complete an "Application for Veteran Education Benefits" . This form will be used only at the University of Denver for our records. This form helps our office locate your information within our student records system and the VA certification system.
New POST 9-11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to 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.
Effective August 1, 2015, the tuition and fees are capped at $21,084.89 annually at the 100% eligibility tier. The yellow ribbon program is available at University of Denver for an unlimited number of yellow ribbon eligible veterans at a cap of $2,500 annually. Chapter 33 students may be eligible for a monthly housing allowance based on the basic allowance for housing for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school. The veteran also receives an annual book and supplies stipend of $1000 based on enrollment at the 100% eligibility tier.
Transfer of Post 9-11 GI Bill Benefits to Dependents
For the first time in history, service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program will be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children. For more information, please visit: http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/transfer_of_benefits.html
STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING
You are responsible for notifying the School Certifying Official at the University of Denver (Michelle Hanson 303-871-4878 or firstname.lastname@example.org) within 72 hours if any of the following changes are made:
-Increase or decrease in hours
-Withdrawal from class
-Complete withdrawal from the University
-Change of Address
-Incompletes received instead of grades
A reduction in your course load may result in a retroactive reduction in benefits and a debt to the VA. You will be responsible for paying back any and all debts to the Veteran’s Administration if an overpayment is made.