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Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Checklist

You Should Leave College with a Degree. Not Debt.

You earned your military benefits and we want to make sure you get what you deserve. We created the checklist below, outlining the steps to use or apply for your Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

Please Note

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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Next Courses Start January 3
Register by December 31

 

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Apply for Your Veteran's Benefits

Visit the VA website and complete one of the below applications. The address for the form is 111 W. Congress St., Charles Town, WV 25414.

  • 22-1990: If you have never applied or used your GI Bill® benefits before
  • 22-1995: If you have used your GI Bill® before, are changing programs, or transferring schools
Send Required Paperwork
The VA will process your application and send you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Send a copy of your COE to VAQuestions@apus.edu or fax it to 877-480-4236.

If you do not have a copy of your COE letter, you can send one of the following: When you initially apply for benefits, it may take 4-6 weeks for the VA to issue the COE letter to you. In the meantime, you can send a copy of your completed VA Form 22-1990 application. If you are not currently Active Duty, we will also need a copy of your DD 214 (Member 4 or Service 2).
Register and Pay for Classes
Select Post 9/11 GI Bill® as your payment type under Military Payment Options.

When registering for courses please select Post-9/11 GI Bill® as your payment type. You will then be prompted to enter your percentage of eligibility.

Please note: If your benefit rate is less than 100%, you will be prompted to select a secondary payment option during registration. Please ensure you select Post-9/11 GI Bill® as your first payment option. Let your admissions representative know and they can provide more details about this.
Submitting Enrollment (Certification)
Our VA Office submits enrollments (Form 22-1999) to the VA during the second week of courses, after the add/drop period. This enrollment certification will prompt the VA to send the tuition payment to APUS, which takes approximately 30 days to receive. Any qualifying stipends (BAH/books and supplies) will be issued directly to you around the same time.