Are you unsure about where to start in your GI Bill® Benefits process?

The VA Academic year is defined as Aug 1-July 31.

For general questions about how your benefits may work at St. Ed’s, feel free to call us or to schedule an appointment. We want to make sure you’re fully informed about what to expect from your GI Bill® benefits when using them to pursue any approved degree or certificate program.

Have you applied for GI Bill® benefits with the VA?

If you have not, please visit VA.gov and apply at your convenience.

Are you working with a Ch.31 VA Vocational Readiness and Employment Counselor to establish benefits?

Please contact us and share the name and VA email address of your VR&E counselor. We’ll coordinate from there.

Have you already applied for GI Bill® benefits and received a determination from the VA?

Please upload your GI Bill® Certificate of Eligibility, or a Post-9/11 GI Bill® statement from VA.gov, through our secure veteran benefits portal.

-Once we review and verify, we will be in touch shortly with additional information.

GI Bill® benefits you may use at St. Edward's University for all VA approved degree programs and certificate pursuits:

  • The Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Chapter 33
  • Vocational Readiness and Employment, Chapter 31
  • Survivors and Dependents, DEA Ch. 35
  • The Fry Scholarship - Dependents of Active Duty members killed in the line of duty on or after 9/11/2001 (The student will receive Ch.33 eligibility per the VA)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty Chapter 30
  • Montgomery GI Bill® - Selective Reserve, Chapter 1606

The Ch. 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill® at 100% eligibility, funding levels for the VA ’22-’23 academic year

The VA will provide up to $26,381.37 in Post-9/11 tuition and fees funding for Post-9/11 GI Bill® beneficiaries at the 100% eligibility level attending a private university.

St. Edward’s is a private university.

*If you are not 100% eligible, you can factor in your eligibility percentage against the full 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill® funding rate to determine your ’22-’23 allotment.

Ch. 33 rate tables

Yellow Ribbon program, funding levels for the VA ’22-’23 academic year:

The VA will provide up to an additional $10,000; each VA Yellow Ribbon funding dollar received by St. Edward’s will be matched by St. Edward’s Yellow Ribbon funding. This can provide the eligible student up to an additional $20,000 in combined VA/St. Edward’s matched Yellow Ribbon funding for the VA ’22-’23 academic year.

Total ’22-’23 Post-9/11 GI Bill® tuition/fees funding at 100% eligibility with all possible Yellow Ribbon: $46,381.37

 

*The Yellow Ribbon program is only available to students at 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill® eligibility.

-As of August 2022, eligible students on active duty can use the Yellow Ribbon program.


Ch. 35 DEA: The student is paid a stipend based upon their certified rate of pursuit.

St. Edward’s full-time undergraduate rate of pursuit is defined as 12 credit hours, and graduate is 9 credit hours. We certify all credit hours meeting degree requirements to the VA.

Ch. 35 rate tables


Ch.31 VR&E: All tuition and fees are paid for courses meeting degree requirements, per the student’s CH.31 degree program agreement provided by VA VR&E to St. Edward’s

St. Ed’s verifies your program eligibility when your VR&E counselor provides us with an education “purchase order”. Please contact us and share the name and VA email address of your VR&E counselor. We’ll coordinate from there.

We invoice VR&E for the tuition and fees per any semester the student requests to be certified.

The student’s purchase order will detail the degree program the VA wishes to pay for. If the Ch.31 VR&E student is taking courses outside of the VA approved degree plan, we will reach out to the student’s VR&E counselor to understand if they will provide funding for such coursework.

St. Ed’s bookstore, a third-party contract with Barnes and Noble, invoices separately for Ch. 31 students. We inform the student’s VR&E counselor to send a separate purchase order to the St. Ed’s bookstore.


Ch. 30, Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB-AD): The student is paid a stipend based upon their certified semester rate of pursuit.

St. Edward’s full-time undergraduate rate of pursuit is defined as 12 credit hours, and graduate is 9 credit hours. We certify all credit hours meeting degree requirements to the VA. 

Ch. 30 rate tables


Ch. 1606, Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR): The student is paid a stipend based upon their certified rate of pursuit.

St. Edward’s full-time undergraduate rate of pursuit is defined as 12 credit hours; graduate is 9 credit hours. We certify all credit hours meeting degree requirements to the VA.

Ch. 1606 rate tables


How do I contact VA Education? When should I contact VA Education?

By phone: 888-442-4551

Web: Ask.va.gov

You should contact the VA when:

  1. You have a question about any VA GI Bill education benefit
  2. You would like information about what you were/will be paid as a result of your GI Bill certification
  3. You would like to confirm your remaining benefits, or ask about a submitted application for benefits.
  4. You would like to change your direct deposit, address, or phone number on record.