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Veteran's Benefits

Using Your Benefits at Colorado College

Any questions regarding using your Veteran's Benefit can be directed to Ashley Nicholas, School Certifying Official for Colorado College. Her role is to verify your enrollment to the VA in order for you to receive your educational tuition assistance. If you need further financial planning support, Director of Financial Aid, Shannon Amundson, is another great contact on campus to get to know. 

As VA students, your responsibility is to notify your Certifying Official if any of the following occur as these can impact how the VA reimburses you:

  • Increase/decrease in registered credit hours
  • Withdraw from a class
  • Withdraw from the College
  • Change of Address
  • Receive an incomplete grade

Most answers to questions concerning your individual benefits can be found at www.gibill.va.gov.

 

The 2021-22 VA benefits CAP will become available in August 2021 and will be posted here once announced.

The current VA benefits cap for the 2020-21 academic year for private colleges was $25,162.14 per year. 

All admitted students eligible to receive VA Education Benefits must submit the following to the Certifying Official prior to the start of each semester: 

  1. Your Certificate of Eligibility (C.O.E.) - ordered through the VA site
  2. Application for Veteran Education Benefits & Statement of Understanding - adobesign application

*PLEASE NOTE* Applications received after the semester has begun will be applicable for the following semester.

Thank you for submitting your paperwork! Once your C.O.E., Application for Veteran Education Benefits, and Statement of Understanding are received, a VA file will be created in VA-Once and enrollment certification will be submitted to the VA within a 25-day window from the start of your first block in the upcoming semester.

Enrollment certifications are submitted to the VA in the month prior to each semester: August for Fall, January for Spring, and June for Summer. 

 

As VA students, your responsibility is to notify your Certifying Official if any of the following occur as these can impact how the VA reimburses you:

  • Increase/decrease in registered credit hours
  • Withdraw from a class
  • Withdraw from the College
  • Change of Address
  • Receive an incomplete grade

Most answers to questions concerning your individual benefits can be found at www.gibill.va.gov.

*PLEASE NOTE* The V.A. also requires that students receiving Veteran Education Benefits must declare a major before they begin their junior year.

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YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM

Colorado College offers 11 undergraduates $7000 matched by the VA's contribution of $7,000 (total of $14,000)

Beginning with the 2013-14 Academic Year, Colorado College agreed to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students must complete the Application for Veteran Education Benefits and the Statement of Understanding linked above and submit to the Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office along with their Certificate of Eligibility ordered from the VA website (https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/).

New students to the program will be accepted on a first come/first serve basis or placed on a waitlist, if necessary. Only admitted students' applications will be accepted or placed on the waitlist.

 

Who Is Not Eligible for Yellow Ribbon Benefits?

  • Active duty members are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon
  • Spouses of active duty service members are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon


For more information on your eligibility to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, please review the following link: Yellow Ribbon Program Eligibility

Colorado College offers 3 graduate students $5,000 matched by the VA's contribution of $5,000, (total $10,000)

Beginning with the 2013-14 Academic Year, Colorado College agreed to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students must complete the Application for Veteran Education Benefits and the Statement of Understanding linked above and submit to the Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office along with their Certificate of Eligibility ordered from the VA website (https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/).

New students to the program will be accepted on a first come/first serve basis or placed on a waitlist, if necessary. Only admitted students' applications will be accepted or placed on the waitlist.

 

Who Is Not Eligible for Yellow Ribbon Benefits?

  • Active duty members are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon
  • Spouses of active duty service members are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon


For more information on your eligibility to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, please review the following link: Yellow Ribbon Program Eligibility

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