We’re here to help you. If you’re a veteran or a dependent planning to use your VA entitlement to cover tuition expenses or to help with other costs as you attend school, we’ve created the following three step process to guide you in submitting the correct paperwork. We’re also happy to answer your questions about everything from claiming your entitlements to finding your regional Veterans Affairs office to disability services at the University.
How to get started
In order for University of Phoenix to process VA entitlements, applications for eligibility must be submitted to the VA and some additional documentation may be required by your Enrollment Representative at University of Phoenix. To avoid unnecessary delays, please work closely with your University of Phoenix representative to ensure all the appropriate paperwork is complete.
The veterans shared responsibility letter highlights your responsibility as a student and our responsibility as a university.
Please follow the three steps below to identify your entitlement, apply for benefits and submit paperwork to start your VA educational benefits with University of Phoenix.
1. Find out what chapter you use to claim entitlements
Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for additional information on educational entitlements.
Available to those who entered Active Duty after June 30, 1985, completed at least two years continuous active service, contributed $1,200 to the program, received a high school diploma or GED, and received an honorable discharge. Learn more about the Montgomery GI Bill®.
Available to veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service-related injury. You can get additional information about Vocational Rehabilitation entitlements by visitingva.gov.
Available to those who entered the military after January 1, 1977, contributed to the program, and did not contract with the Armed Forces under a delayed entry program. Benefits are dependent upon total contributions made and are calculated individually. No allowance is made for payment for dependents. Active duty servicemembers may receive full VA educational entitlement under VEAP. Under specified conditions, participants of VEAP may be eligible to convert their entitlement to the Montgomery GI Bill®. Find out more about the Veterans Educational Assistance Program.
Those who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10, 2001, and received an honorable discharge are eligible. This benefit covers active duty served as a member of the Armed Forces or because of a call or order to active duty from a reserve component (National Guard and Reserve) under certain sections of Title 10. The amount of support that individuals may qualify for depends on where they live and what type of degree they are pursuing. Get more details on the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, as well as information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill® to include the children and spouses of those servicemembers who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible children and spouses attending school may receive up to the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition and fees, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program. Learn more about the Fry Scholarship.
Authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service (100% disabled), or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war or missing in action. Get more information on Dependents Educational Assistance.
Eligible servicemembers enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program will be able to transfer unused education benefits to their spouses or children starting August 1, 2009. Read more about the Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill® Benefits to Dependents (TEB).
The Reserve GI Bill® is available to any person who enlists, re-enlists or extends an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than six years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985; earned a high school diploma or GED; completed the IADT; fulfilled 180 days of service in the selective reserve; and is satisfactorily participating in required training in the Selective Reserve. Find out more details about the Reserve GI Bill®.
2. Apply for benefits at University of Phoenix
Apply for benefits through the US Department of Veterans Affairs and access the following information:
Eligibility criteria for all chapters
Under “How do I apply”/”Find Your Education Benefits Form”, select “Applying for a new benefit” if you’re a brand new student and have never used this particular benefit before. If you are transferring from another institution using the same benefit or have not attended University of Phoenix in more than 1 year and now wish to return using the same benefit, click on “Updating my current education benefits.”
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Once you submit your veteran benefits application online via Vets.gov, you can print or print screen the claim received page. This page will not show eligibility until determined by the Regional VA office but will show that an application was submitted, date, benefit applied for and applicant's name.
Provide this page to your University representative to proceed with your enrollment process immediately, or once your application is processed by the VA, provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE), Statement of Benefits on Vets.gov, or eBenefits benefit eligibility page.
What to expect after you apply/Estimated wait time for a decision
Log in to retrieve documentation of eligibility once established
3. Submit VA paperwork to your Enrollment Representative
Before submitting your application for veteran education benefits to the VA, please validate that you have the correct University of Phoenix campus address on your VA application.
Nevada ground campus students: Nevada requires that the University notify federal VA if students have not provided transcripts of all previous education prior to the 24th week of instruction. Following this notification, federal VA may choose not to pay for courses until such time as all transcripts are received by the University.
Please consult with your enrollment representative to learn which documentation is needed to use your benefits at University of Phoenix. Examples include:
Claim Received page
Can be printed or screen shot at the end of the application for VA benefits. Used for all Chapters, excludes Chapter 31.
Certificate of Eligibility
Mailed from VA after eligibility has been established. Used for all Chapters, excludes Chapter 31.
Mailed from VA after eligibility has been established. Used for Chapter 35.
Statement of Benefits
Can be printed from Vets.gov after eligibility has been established. Used for Chapter 33.(Video) Post 9/11 GI Bill | The Do's and Don'ts of 2022
Authorizations/Purchase Orders (POs)
Electronically generated by assigned case manager. Used for Chapter 31.
Education Enrollment Status form
Can be printed from eBenefits.va.gov after eligibility has been established. Used for all Chapter 33 to include Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) and John David Fry Scholarship.
WAVE page – Verification of Benefits
Can be printed from gibill.va.gov/wave after eligibility has been established. Used for Chapter 30, Chapter 1606.
The Veterans Shared Responsibility Letter highlights your responsibility as a student and our responsibility as a university. Read about it here.
Whether you’re serving Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you are eligible for special tuition rates. Our special military tuition rates make higher education more attainable, so you can earn your degree while you serve our country. Click herefor more information about your options.
On April 27, 2012, the President of the United States signed Executive Order 13607, Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans/Spouses, and Other Family Members. This Executive Order addresses key areas relating to federal military and veterans’ educational benefits programs.
For payment information select Education Benefit Payment Rates.
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning such as University of Phoenix to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses and fees that exceed the annual capestablished by Congress.The University of Phoenix has entered into an agreement with the VA to match up to 50% of those expenses and the VA will match the same amount as the University of Phoenix. Get additional information on theYellow Ribbon Program.
As a member of the military, you have a number of resources available to you to help pay for your education.Federal Tuition Assistance, as well as the Top-Up benefit, are two such resources you may want to know more about. Clickherefor more information.
The University of Phoenix Veterans Affairs Office has the responsibility to protect the rights of its students and to promptly investigate and resolve any formal grievances. To initiate the grievance process, please contact Resolution Services at (602) 557-5566 or email directly to FormalGrievanceODM@Phoenix.edu.
If you do not know which regional VA office processes your VA entitlements, please review the regional VA websites below to identify which states are covered under each jurisdiction. Online students will have their VA entitlements processed through the Muskogee VA Regional Processing Office in Oklahoma.
Western Region Jurisdiction:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Trust Territories.
Muskogee VA Regional Processing Office
125 South Main Street
Muskogee, OK 74401
Website: Muskogee VA Office
Central Region Jurisdiction:
Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
St. Louis VA Regional Processing Office
400 South 18th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Website: St. Louis VA Office
Eastern Region Jurisdiction:
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Foreign Schools, US Virgin Islands.
Buffalo VA Regional Processing Office
130 South Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Website: Buffalo VA Office
Your DD-214 is no longer required by the University of Phoenix Veterans Affairs Office. However, if you have misplaced or lost your original DD-214, you can request another copy from the National Archive and Records Administrationfor your own records.
TheDisability Services Officeoffers accommodations for University of Phoenix students. The University of Phoenix has a program to help individuals who are disabled, have been wounded or who have chronic health issues. If you have been wounded and could benefit from classroom accommodations, please contact a campus Disability Services Advisorwho can assist you with the process.
VA-approved education programs offered at University of Phoenix vary based on your state of residence and local campus. Please visit WEAMSto view your options and verify if your program of interest is approved for educational benefits in your state. If you have questions, please call the University of Phoenix Veterans Affairs office at 877.572.7232.
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 website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
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Tuition Fully Covered by GI Bill® Benefits
If you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by University of Phoenix - Arizona will be fully covered.
- Save your benefits for your most expensive tuition bill.
- Take at least one class per semester in person.
- Earn as many credits as you can per semester.
- Beware of misleading schools.
- Submit the FAFSA.
We pay the monthly amount directly to the student. The current monthly payment for full-time training is $1,298. Tuition and fee payment (paid to the school): We cover the full in-state tuition costs for training at public schools and up to $26,381.37 per year at private or foreign schools.Is University of Phoenix a Yellow Ribbon school? ›
Yes, University Of Arizona has Yellow Ribbon funding for their master's degree programs. Eligible military and veteran students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero tuition costs out-of-pocket.Does Arizona offer free college for veterans? ›
Introduction - Tuition Waiver Scholarship Program
The State of Arizona supports Arizona Veterans wounded in action or injured in the line of duty, and dependents of Service Members killed in the line of duty with a tuition-free education through Tuition Waiver scholarships, as outlined in A.R.S 15-1808.
Does the GI bill pay for dorms? The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides veterans with a monthly housing allowance (BAH at the E5 rate at the school's Zip Code) while attending school. If you choose to live in the dorms, you'll need to use that housing allowance to pay for that.How do you get 100% rating with the VA? ›
A veteran can receive a temporary 100% rating when they are hospitalized for 21 or more days for a service-connected condition. A veteran can receive a 100% rating if they are having surgery for a service-connected condition and will require an extensive recovery time that limits their mobility.Does the GI Bill cover 4 years of college? ›
Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, veterans who serve at least 36 months of active duty are eligible for coverage of up to 36 months of college or career training. That's enough for nine months of education every year for four years. Benefits also include a monthly housing allowance and $1,000 stipend for books and supplies.How do I increase my VA from 40 to 100? ›
- Filing an appeal within VA's deadlines.
- Filing a new claim for an increased rating.
- Filing for TDIU, or total disability based on individual unemployability.
- Filing for secondary service connection.
Make satisfactory academic progress which is a 2.0 cumulative GPA each semester. Failure to do so may result in academic probation/suspension which can affect future certification for benefits.
Chapter 35 Benefit Description
The DEA program provides up to 45 months of education and training benefits to eligible dependents of certain veterans.
Eligibility. As a son or daughter (including stepchild or adopted child) you can generally receive benefits under Chapter 35 from age 18 to 26 (8 years). Under certain circumstances you can begin before age 18 and continue after age 26.Is University of Phoenix a respected school? ›
A respected institution of higher learning
The Higher Learning Commission, an independent institution that sends auditors to vet universities in 19 states, has accredited University of Phoenix since 1978. The Higher Learning Commission has recognized the quality of University of Phoenix's: Financial performance.
Yes, University of Phoenix is legit. It might be a different type of institution in its approach to providing access to education and resources, but University of Phoenix is accredited and legitimate. When it comes down to it, these factors make the University a valid educational path for many adult learners.What GPA is considered honors at University of Phoenix? ›
Bachelor degree students who complete their degree program with a Grade Point Average of 3.85 or higher will graduate with Honors distinction. The Honors designation will appear on the University Diploma and permanent transcript.What benefits do veterans get in Arizona? ›
Summary of Arizona Military and Veteran Benefits: Arizona offers special benefits for Service members, Veterans and their Families including, tax and license fee exceptions, education and tuition assistance, vehicle license plates, state park benefits, as well as hunting and fishing license privileges.Do veterans get in free to the Phoenix Open? ›
First responders and active, reserve, retired and veteran U.S. military personnel are eligible for free admission and a plus-one. Verify your status through Sheer ID and present your official ID or badge with a ticket voucher upon entry.Which states waive tuition for veterans? ›
- North Carolina.
- South Dakota.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill also pays a Monthly Housing Allowance based on the ZIP code of the location of the school or campus you are attending the majority of your classes. This stipend currently averages $1,833 a month, but can exceed $2,700 depending on where you go to school.What happens when you run out of GI Bill? ›
What happens if your GI Bill®️ runs out? If you think your GI Bill®️ is going to run out before you've finished your degree program, there are a few options. The VA may pay for the entire semester for some veterans unless you have used all 48 months or reached the deadline to use your benefits.
The GI Bill offers veterans, military members, and their loved ones many benefits. But one thing it doesn't cover? That'd be buying a house.Is 90% a good VA rating? ›
Though 90 percent is a good rating for service-related disability using the combined disability ratings table, it is still a lower VA disability pay rate than a 100 percent rating. With that lower rating comes significantly lower monthly payments.How much money is 90% on the VA rating? ›
In 2020, a 90 percent VA disability rating is worth a minimum of $1,862.96 per month and is tax free at both the state and federal levels. Many veterans with a 90% VA rating are looking for ways to increase their VA rating because of the additional benefits available at the 100% VA rating.Is a 70% VA rating good? ›
VA Compensation for 70% Disability Rating
As of December 1, 2021, veterans with a 70 percent VA disability rating receive $1,529.95 per month in VA compensation. This monetary benefit is tax free at both the federal and state levels.
Students receiving any of the Federal VA Education Benefits listed below are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress by earning a minimum 2.0 semester grade-point average (GPA) and complete at least 67% of the courses attempted within the semester: Post 9/11 GI Bill ®* (Chapter 33)What happens if I run out of GI Bill in the middle of the semester? ›
Benefits will stop on the day the student exhaust his or her remaining entitlement. If you are a dependent, there is no exceeding the 36th month of the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, and payments will stop mid semester if your eligibility is exhausted.How do I get more than 36 months GI Bill? ›
- You served a later period of active duty of 90 consecutive days or more (meaning that after you applied for GI Bill benefits, you served 90 days or more without a break in service), or.
- You have an illness or disability that prevented you from attending school, or.
If you developed sleep apnea during your military service, you could be eligible to receive disability benefits. But there are several challenges to winning veterans (VA) disability for sleep apnea, and many veterans receive denials after they apply.What is the VA 5 year rule? ›
The VA disability 5 year rule allows the VA to ex-examine your VA disability rating within 5 years of your initial examination if your condition is expected to improve over time. However, the VA may still change your disability rating past the 5-year deadline if your condition has significantly improved.How much does a 50% VA rating pay? ›
50 percent disability rating: $958.44 per month. 60 percent disability rating: $1,214.03 per month. 70 percent disability rating: $1,529.95 per month.
If you have an incomplete grade, you have one year to complete the course or you may owe a portion of your benefits back to the VA. If you receive Chapter 35 benefits, a grade of F or an incomplete may affect your benefits and result in owing a portion of your award back to the VA.Can you use Chapter 35 and GI Bill together? ›
The VA does not allow students to utilize both CH 35 - DEA and CH 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits during the same term. You will need to decide which Chapter you want to use and notify the VCO. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).What does Chapter 33 VA benefits pay for? ›
The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) helps you pay for school or job training. If you've served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). Find out if you can get this education benefit.How long before a VA rating becomes permanent? ›
You Have Had the Same Disability Rating for 20 Years
If you have had the same disability rating for at least 20 years, it becomes a “de facto” permanent rating. In this case, VA may not reduce it unless—as with a permanent and total rating—it uncovers evidence of fraud.
Number of veterans who had a 30 to 40 percent disability rating: 1,849. Number of veterans who had a 50 to 60 percent disability rating: 1,571. Number of veterans who had a 70 to 90 percent disability rating: 2,420. Number of veterans who had a 100 percent disability rating: 1,180.Can you get Chapter 35 twice? ›
There is no bar to concurrent payment under Chapter 35 benefits and Pension, Compensation, or DIC benefits for a spouse or surviving spouse. For example, a Veteran may receive additional Compensation benefits for his or her spouse during periods for which he or she is receiving Chapter 35 benefits.Does VA stop at 65? ›
Even after veterans reach full retirement age, VA's disability payments continue at the same level. By contrast, the income that people receive after they retire (from Social Security or private pensions) usually is less than their earnings from wages and salary before retirement.Can I pass my GI Bill to my child? ›
A: As an eligible Service member, you can transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to your spouse, your children, or any combination of eligible family members. Children enrolled in DEERS can receive transferred benefits: From age 18 through 20.Can a grown child of a veteran get benefits? ›
As the spouse or dependent child of a Veteran or service member, you may qualify for certain benefits, like health care, life insurance, or money to help pay for school or training.Why is University of Phoenix closing? ›
The University of Phoenix, Sacramento Valley Campus, will close in 2024, reflecting student preference for remote learning.
It is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has an open enrollment admissions policy for many undergraduate programs. The school is owned by Apollo Global Management, an American private-equity firm.Can I get my student loans from University of Phoenix forgiven? ›
The really good news is that if your application is approved, your entire University of Phoenix loan will be forgiven, and you may even qualify for a refund for any amount of money that you have already paid to the school or their parent company, the Apollo Education Group.Is University of Phoenix degree mill? ›
Since the University of Phoenix is a regionally accredited school, it only means that the accrediting body that accredits it believes that UoP can meet and maintain high educational standards. It means that it's not like one of those diploma mills without accreditation.Is there a class action lawsuit against University of Phoenix? ›
If you applied to the University of Phoenix due to the misrepresentation about potential job offers implied by the school's advertising campaign, you may be eligible to join a University of Phoenix class action lawsuit.Can I become a teacher with a degree from University of Phoenix? ›
At University of Phoenix, for example, the Graduate Alternative Pathway/Secondary Education Certificate prepares candidates for teacher licensure as a secondary school teacher. It's ideal for career-changers or those who have a degree in something besides teaching.What grade is an A at University of Phoenix? ›
magna cum laude: at least a 3.4 total GPA (grade point average) and a class rank in the 85th percentile or above in the student's school or college. summa cum laude: at least a 3.7 total GPA (grade point average) and a class rank in the 95th percentile or above in the student's school or college.Is a D+ A passing grade at University of Phoenix? ›
Traditional letter grades A through C- become Pass, while D+, D and F all become no pass. Pass classes won't affect your GPA, but will fulfill requirements and count as credits toward the 120 needed for graduation.› Is-a-degree-from-University-of-... ›
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The Military-Connected Benefits & Certifications Office at The University of Arizona works in partnership with the Veterans Administration to assist military-connected students with GI Bill® Education Benefits and Tuition Assistance for active-duty, guard, and reserve service members.
Does ASU accept military benefits? Yes, ASU accepts Veteran Affairs benefits in the form of the VA GI Bill chapters and Department of Defense benefits in form of Tuition Assistance.Does University of Arizona accept military credits? ›
The University of Arizona will accept up to 30 units of ACE-recommended military credit as transfer work toward a baccalaureate degree. Credit will be awarded as general elective credit or department elective credit.Does ATP accept GI Bill? ›
ATP's Type Rating and ATP Certification Training in Texas are approved to train veterans under the GI Bill®.What benefits do 100 disabled veterans get in Arizona? ›
- Income Tax. Active-duty pay is considered tax-free. ...
- Arizona Military Family Relief Fund. ...
- Vehicle License Tax and Registration Fees. ...
- Property Tax. ...
- Hiring Preference. ...
- Veteran Tool Kit. ...
- CDL Skills Test Waiver. ...
- Arizona Purple Heart Tuition Waiver.
Yes, Harvard University is a GI Bill approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that the GI Bill covers your preferred degree program.Can I use fafsa Instead of GI Bill? ›
You still qualify for federal student aid.
Even if you are receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits, you can still receive federal student aid as well.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon program cover most of the cost at the Ivy League schools.How much GRE score is required for Arizona State? ›
Admission Eligibility Requirements for ASU:
GRE Score: 312 (Q: 162; V: 150) TOEFL (or) IELTS Score: 101 or 6.5.
We're committed to the success of our partners (employees). Every eligible U.S. partner working part- or full-time receives 100% tuition coverage for a first-time bachelor's degree through Arizona State University's online program.Can I go to University of Arizona for free? ›
The Arizona Promise Program makes college accessible for students who live in low-income communities. Qualifying students will receive free tuition and fees for up to four years with this new scholarship.
Ten holidays are normally selected by the University President each year, which typically include: Independence Day. Labor Day. Veterans Day.What are veterans benefits in Arizona? ›
Summary of Arizona Military and Veteran Benefits: Arizona offers special benefits for Service members, Veterans and their Families including, tax and license fee exceptions, education and tuition assistance, vehicle license plates, state park benefits, as well as hunting and fishing license privileges.Will the GI Bill cover my masters? ›
If you already have an undergraduate degree, you can use your GI Bill® benefits on a master's degree. Whether you're using your benefits for an undergraduate or graduate program, you're allowed 36 months of full-time enrollment.Does PTSD disqualify you from being a pilot? ›
Some medical and psychological conditions may require FAA review prior to issuing a medical certificate or Special Issuance. A history of PTSD that was successfully treated in the past and no longer requires ongoing treatment is probably eligible for medical certification after FAA review.Can I use my GI Bill for flight training? ›
If you use the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
We'll pay you back for 60% of the approved fees your flight school charges.