- There are multiple GI Bill benefits for which you might qualify. To understand your options, review the following:
- Each GI Bill is different but the amount you qualify for under any of them is based on the combination of consecutive time on active duty, semester course load, and type of education you are pursuing.
- If you wish to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill AND you are eligible for multiple additional GI Bill options you will be required to make an irrevocable choice of which benefit to receive.
- Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) Veterans must register and self-pay for classes, after which you (or AMU) will be reimbursed from the VA. If you are required to self-pay, you may apply for financial aid and use that, so you don’t need to provide the payment on your own.
- VA benefits are also available to survivors and dependents of certain veterans.
- Interested in using multiple sources of financial aid not just VA benefits?
- Funding will take a minimum of 8 weeks from the time you submit your application
Process at a Glance
- Apply and get accepted to our university
- Decide which GI Bill you qualify for and best fits your needs
- Fill out and submit your application via the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP)
- Complete form 22-1990 - If you are a 1st time user of or new applicant for VA benefits for either bill/chapter
- Complete form 22-1995 - If you have used your GI bill before and are making a program change or re-applying or transferring to this school
- The VA will then process your application and send you a Certificate of Eligibility letter. The C.O.E. will detail the percentage of benefits (ranging from 40 to 100%) you are eligible to receive through the VA
- If you have a copy of your C.O.E. then please forward a copy to us.
- it may take a while for the VA to issue the Certificate of Eligibility Letter to you. In the interim, you may send us one of the following documents as a substitution if using Chapter 33
- DD214 - Separated from the military
- with the confirmation # for your VA Educational Benefits Application
- Mark clearly that you are using the Post-9/11 GI BIll
- Copy of your 22-1990 Application including the confirmation page
- Any missing information may cause a delay in the processing of your enrollment
- Register for classes and specify one of the Veterans Benefits options as your method of payment
- If you are using VA Chapter 33 as your payment type, a hold will be posted to your registration until we verify the percentage you noted at registration matches the percentage of benefits you are eligible to receive
- Once the match is verified, you will be granted course access. If a discrepancy exists, you will be contacted and your ability to enter your classes will be delayed until the issue is resolved
- Please note: If your benefit rate is less than 100%, then you will have to pay the amount not covered by the VA at the time of registration
- If you are using a GI Bill other than Chapter 33, you may be asked to pay at the time of registration
- Send us your 22-1990 or 22-1995 at:
111 W. Congress Street
Charles Town, WV 25414
Fax: 304-724-3782 or Toll-Free: 877-480-4236
- We will submit the enrollment to the VA after the drop period for your course/courses
- When we submit enrollment to the VA it will prompt them to send the book stipend to you, if you qualify
- Depending on which chapter you use, the VA will send the check to you or to APUS
Need Help with Financial / Tuition Assistance?
- Watch brief videos
with answers to many of your financial assistance questions on Financial Aid TV
- Attend an online Financial Aid Orientation session with the experts
- For additional assistance, contact our Financial Aid Help Desk: 877-372-3535 | Send an e-mail