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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 $1,600 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

The Veteran Services Scholarship: The Office of Veterans Services is awarding ten $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate student veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, and guard members for the fall 2013 semester.  Applicants must be Colorado residents with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must have completed 30 semester hours at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Download the application for eligibility criteria and application materials. The submission deadline is August 2, 2013.  Successful applicants will be notified by August 7th, 2013.

The Conor Padraic McMahon USMC Scholarship: Conor McMahon was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps and served in Afghanistan.  A distinguished 2007 graduate of CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, Conor passed away as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in 2008.  In memory of Conor, his family and friends established an endowment in his name at CU Boulder to provide financial assistance to active duty, reserve and former Marines.

The Conor McMahon Marine Scholarship provides two recipients with $3,000 per year or $1,500 per semester (the scholarship is renewable for up to six semesters).  The scholarship is awarded based on academic performance and need.  One of the two scholarships is available beginning fall 2013.

Download the application for additional eligibility criteria.  The submission deadline is August 2, 2013.  Successful applicants will be notified August 7, 2013.