Which educational benefits apply to you? What do these benefits include?
Specific questions regarding your eligibility or for additional information on your specific chapter eligibility or amount of benefits should be referred to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).
Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after September 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program.
- BAH (Housing Allowance)
- Percentage of Tuition Coverage
- Book Stipend
- Yellow Ribbon option (for non-residents who qualify)
- Transfer of Entitlement
Transfer of Entitlement
To a Spouse or Dependent
Assisting students in initiating VA Dependents Education Assistance (DEA) Benefits
Individuals whose service member spouse or parent is killed, missing in action, taken as a POW, or as a veteran, has been rated 100% permanently and totally disabled by the VA, are eligible for DEA Chapter 35 benefits.
The student must first apply to the VA by submitting application form 22-5490 on the VA website at www.gibill.va.gov
Additional forms are required by Colorado State University after the VA application is submitted and can be obtained through the Registrar’s Office or on the VA forms page. For more information please contact the Veterans Benefits Office.
Transferring Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits to a Dependent
Transfer of Entitlement requirements
Transfers are made by a service member on the Department of Defense (DoD) website
Once the transfer has been approved and the 22-1990E has been processed by the VA, a Certificate of Eligibility will be mailed to the student. A copy of the Certificate of Eligibility, along with the completed Colorado State University forms must be submitted to the Veterans Benefits Office.
Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
This is available to those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. Active duty members who enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.
- Up to 36 months of funds while enrolled as a student
This is for dependents of service members who have been rated at 100% totally and permanently disabled by the VA, died in service or from service related causes, or been taken as a POW.
- Funds paid directly to the student
Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
Chapter 31 applies to veterans discharged with a service related disability. The service member must apply and be accepted into the Vocational Rehabilitation program.
- Tuition and fees covered by VA
- Book Stipend
- Living Stipend
Chapter 1606 applies to Reserve or National Guard members attached to and drilling with a unit.
- Funds are paid directly to the student
Chapter 1607 applies to Reserve or National Guard members attached to and drilling with a unit, whom have been activated for at least 90 continuous days on a federal deployment (such as Iraq) since 9/11/2011.
- Entitled to a percentage of Chapter 30 benefits according to the length of the activation