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Veteran Benefits
  • Capital University is approved to provide education to eligible veterans, widows and children of veterans and reservists. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines your eligibility and equivalent educational benefits, but we can help identify benefits and get you through the application process.

    Finding the Benefits for You

    With all the educational benefits available, it can be difficult to determine which benefit is best for you. We have provided a list of available benefits with links to additional information to get you started. You can also use the Road Map for Success tool on the VA Website to help you choose the best option and lead you through the application process.

     

    Applying for VA Program Benefits

    1. Complete the Application for Benefits form on the VA Web site or download an application to submit to the VA. See below for a list of benefit options, and you can contact the VA at 1.888.GIBILL1 (1.888.442.4551) to help determine your eligibility.

    2. If you have used VA benefits in the past and have since changed schools or major programs, complete a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training.  Please email an electronic copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to veterans@capital.edu

    3. If you have questions please contact Stacey Jones, VA Certifying Official at veterans@capital.edu.

     

    Important Benefit Tools 

    1. Calculate your benefits and research approved programs using the GI Bill Comparison Tool

    2. Compare financial aid offers as well as understanding student loan repayment options.  Learn more about paying for college here.

    Benefit Options

    Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Select Reserve (MGIB-SR)

    Members of the Reserve or National Guard who enlist, reenlist, or extend an enlistment after 6/30/85, for a period of 6 years. Learn more at the VA website.

    Chapter 1607 - Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

    Provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve that are called or ordered to active duty in response to war or national emergency declared by the President or Congress. Learn more at the VA website. 

    Chapter 30 - GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

    Persons entering active duty on 7/1/85 or later, who made monthly contributions of $100 for 12 months. Persons must have completed 3 years of active duty, or 2 years active duty and 4 years in the selected reserve. Learn more at the VA website.

    Chapter 31 -Vocational Rehabilitation

    Veterans of World War II or thereafter whose service-connected disability, as determined by the VA, entitles them to benefits under this chapter. Learn more at the VA website.

    Chapter 32 - (VEAP)

    Persons entering service between 1/1/77 and 6/30/85, who made monthly or lump-sum contributions to the program while on active duty. Learn more at the VA website.

    Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill

    For individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. If approved at 100%, Capital will match $3000 of benefits provided by the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students receiving this benefit are not eligible for any other institutional aid. See the VA website for more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program. Learn more at the VA website.

    Chapter 35 -Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance


    Must include appropriate file number for processing. Available to spouses' and/or children or surviving spouses'; and/or children of a veteran with permanent and total service-connected disability: whose deaths were service connected, or; who died of any cause while rated permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected disability. Learn more at the VA website.