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The Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon

The Chapter 33 or Post 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit for veterans with active military service on or after September 11, 2001.  Chapter 33 allows for the transfer of unused educational benefits to ones spouse or children.  Chapter 33 provides a housing allowance (if you are enrolled at least half-time),  as well as support for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  Answers to questions, regarding eligiblity for this program and payment rates, may be found at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Corban University is also proud to announce their participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.  Students with 100% eligibility under Chapter 33, are eligible for this benefit.  At this time, ALL students who are eligible for the program will receive a Yellow Ribbon scholarship.  This scholarship is then matched by the VA.  In most cases, this means that the full cost of tuition and fees are covered http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/factsheets/2012_Yellow_Ribbon_Student_FAQs.pdf

Veterans' Education Benefits Checklist

Corban University desires to educate students to make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. Because of their varied experiences, our veteran students are prime candidates to do just this.  The below checklist is provided for those who are interested in a community where one can grow spiritually and academically.  It will assist you as you attempt to navigate the educational process. 

  1. Check with Admissions for requirements and apply for admission.
  2. Attend a tour day at Corban and learn about the following:
    1. Majors, Professors and Service Opportunities
    2. Tutoring Sessions, Team Athletics, & Extracurricular Activities
    3. Financial Aid
    4. Housing Availability
  3. Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
    1. www.fafsa.ed.gov, Watch for deadlines.  This application determines your eligibility for student loans as well as state and federal grants.
    2. Report any veterans’ benefits you will be receiving
    3. If you have not paid taxes, report the income you received for the calendar year specified in the FAFSA application.
  4. Apply for scholarships and grants.  Fin Aid Scholarship Search Engine Link: http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/. 
    1.   Fast Web Scholarship Search Engine Link: http://www.fastweb.com
    2.   Fin Aid Scholarship Search Engine Link: http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/. 
    3.   Estimate how much you will actually owe: https://department-of-veterans-affairs.github.io/gi-bill-comparison-tool/.
  5. Compile all transcripts from previous colleges and any military training that can be evaluated for transfer credit.  The university generally grants credit for military education experiences as recommended by the American Council on Education’s Guide to the Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. Students may request evaluation of credits earned through the Community College of the Air Force, Defense Language Institute, or military education. Students must submit official copies of college transcripts or a Certificate of Completion from the Defense Language Institute. An official copy of the student’s DD214, DD295, or an AARTS transcript is required for military education and occupational credits.  Find your military transcripts: https://jst.doded.mil/smart/welcome.do
    1. Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART):Link: https://www.hccfl.edu/media/428369/smart%20transcript%20request%20form.pdf.
    2. Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)Link: http://www.dantes.doded.mil/index.html.
    3. Community College of the Air Force Transcript Request Forms (CCAR):Link: http://www.au.af.mil/au/barnes/ccaf/transcripts.asp
    4. Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcripts System (AARTS):Link: http://aarts.army.mil/
  6. Inquire about any required testing for placement, for example, music and foreign language programs.
  7. Deposit and  Register for classes
  8. Create an account and register at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal
  9. Apply for VA benefits at http://www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/default.asp or - Contact Rebecka Vessey or Daren Milionis the VA certifying officials on campus to assist you to apply for benefits.
    1. Complete VA Form 22-1990: Link: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/form_detail.asp?FormNo=22-1990.
    2. If you are a transfer student:
      You need to complete Form 22-5495 or 22-1995  http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-1995-ARE.pdf  if you've been receiving benefits and need to notify VA that you're changing schools or programs of study. For more information on VA Education programs, please visit  www.gibill.va.gov
    3. IF discharged from active duty provide VA Official with your DD214:Link: http://vetrecs.archives.gov/
  10. Complete Corban ‘Application for VA Certification’ and ‘Statement of Student Responsibility’
  11. Notify the Certifying Official of any changes to schedule as this will affect certification.
  12. Once you receive the check, or direct deposit (Typically you will have to wait 8-12 weeks to receive your check from the VA.), you need to verify attendance every month, except for the Post 9/11 GI Bill either by:
    1. Phone (877) 823-2378
    2. Link: https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do
  13. Contact OEF/OIF program manager at your local VA Hospital for access to VA health care services and information on service-connected disabilities.
    1. Link: http://www.oefoif.va.gov/ 
  14. Contact Daren Milionis Director of Student Support Services, if any support services are needed at dmilionis@corban.edu
  15. Join the Corban Veteran’s Group and Facebook Page

For more information about the GI Bill go to the official GI Bill Web Site: The Home for All Educational Benefits Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Another helpful site is http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/higher-education-for-military-veterans/

Corban University complies with the Presidential Executive order: Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members (April 2012).

Veterans and others eligible for educational benefits from the DVA are subject to the standard of satisfactory progress as required by DVA rules and regulations. This policy is outlined in our college catalog for both undergraduate and graduate students

(Many Thanks to Shippensburg University for their help in compiling this list)

 


Rebecka Vessey
University Registrar/School  Certifying Official

503-375-7014
Rvessey@corban.edu

Office Location: Schimmel Hall 113
Office Hours: By appointment

Daren Milionis
Director of Student Support
503-375-7012
dmilionis@corban.edu