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Military and Veteran Benefits

As a Veteran, you or your family members may be eligible for federal education benefits. Complete information visit the Veteran Education Benefits page.

Post-9/11 GI Bill and Transfer of Education Benefit (Chapter 33)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for veterans with at least 90 days of total service on or after September 11, 2001, or veterans 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.  Veterans who qualify for this benefit can also transfer their education benefit to their family members. The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate for Boulder, Colorado is $1,815 per month.

For more information on additional Veteran student benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill, Vet Success Program, Survivors and Dependents Assistance, visit the Veteran Services website.

To apply your benefits to CU-Boulder, follow these steps:

Submit an initial application for GI Bill benefits to the VA

To begin receiving your federal educational benefits, submit an initial Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) to the VA as soon as possible before the term you wish to begin classes. Once you have completed the online VONAPP, the Department of Veterans Affairs will mail your Certificate of Eligibility to the address you listed on the VONAPP.  You should anticipate a four to six week waiting period to receive your letter.  You can submit the VONAPP online.

Submit GI Bill Eligibility Paperwork and Request for Enrollment Certification to Veterans Education Office

Once the VA has reviewed your application for benefits, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility informing you of your benefit award. Submit this form along with a Request for Enrollment Certification to the Office of Veteran Services (the enrollment certification request can be submitted at any time prior to the start of the term). Forms are available at colorado.edu/veterans/forms.

Submit Professional Judgment Appeal Form, if applicable

Professional judgment is a process used by financial aid counselors to re-evaluate a student’s financial aid based on unusual circumstances. Situations considered can include loss of income or employment (i.e., separation from active duty), unusual medical expenses, or computer purchases. More information can be found at www.colorado.edu/finaid/unusual.html.

Military & Veteran Scholarships

American Legion Legacy Scholarship: Awarded to dependents of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Learn more. Amount varies. Submission deadline is April 15, 2015.

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship: Scholarships available to assist students of military families obtain a four-year, undergraduate degree. Learn more. Amount varies. Submission deadline is May 1, 2015.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Educational Foundation (AFCEA) Military Personnel Scholarships: The AFCEA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing academic support to U.S. military personnel. This scholarship opportunity is for sophomores or juniors pursing majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or national security enterprises. Must be on active duty or an honorably discharged veteran. Learn more. Amount varies. Submission deadline is November 14, 2015.