The Post 9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.
The VA has released a new GI Bill Comparison Tool for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. This new tool makes it easy to estimate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits with just one click. Students can find their estimated tuition and fee amounts and their projected housing allowance based on eligibility.
Step 1: Complete Veterans Affairs Paperwork
Go to the VONAPP website and fill out the appropriate form (see below).
You may want to print a copy of this document for your records. To verify you have successfully submitted your form to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a confirmation number will appear on the bottom of each page of the form you print out. Instructions to print a completed VA form on VONAPP are below:
1. Go to the VONAPP website.
2. Click "I Have Used VONAPP Before."
3. Click “VONAPP Account.”
4. Enter Login information & click “Continue.”
5. Under the "Completed Forms" section, click the "Print" button next to the form you need to print.
(These step-by-step instructions are only for printing a completed form and are not intended to guide a student through the actual application process).
Step 2: Submit at least one VA document to the Office of Military Affairs
Once you have filled out the VONAPP and submitted it to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, you will need to submit at least one VA document to our office to allow us to certify your enrollment. Any one document from the following list is acceptable*:
*Please note, if you plan to participate in the Advanced Credit program (Step 3 below), additional requirements may apply.
Step 3: Apply for the Advanced Credit Program
Liberty University is proud to offer a unique benefit, called the Advanced Credit program, for students using the Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Students who use this program are able to receive a projected credit on their student account before actual payment has been received from the VA. This allows you to complete Financial Check-In once your enrollment has been certified, without the burden of the full tuition payment being due.
In order to receive Advanced Credit, you must submit the Post 9/11 GI Bill Account Credit Contract (PACCT) in addition to one other VA document (can be the same document used to complete Step 2). Advanced Credit will automatically be applied for those students who have the qualifying documentation on file.
Please take note of the below policies. If you are not in compliance with the below, we will still certify your enrollment with the VA, but no Advanced Credit will be posted to your account:
We will certify all students who have at least one acceptable VA document on file, whether you have met the requirements for the Advanced Credit program or not. If you choose not to participate in the Advanced Credit program, you will still need to complete Financial Check-In on time and make arrangements for the balance due. We will apply your GI Bill® credit to your account once payment has been received from the VA.
Step 4: We submit the enrollment certification (22-1999) to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and post Advanced Credit if applicable
Once you have enrolled in courses and all required documentation is on file, the Office of Military Affairs will submit the enrollment certification (VA Form 22-1999) to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs within 3-5* business days. If you meet the requirements for the Advanced Credit program, we will also post a projected credit on your student account to match the amount to be covered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at that time. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to your Liberty University email address when your enrollment is certified and this credit is posted (if applicable).
*Processing time-frame may increase during peak enrollment periods.
Step 5: VA processes enrollment certification and releases funds
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will process our enrollment certification and will release funds for your tuition and fees to Liberty University. Once Liberty University receives the funds for your tuition and fees from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, we will post the funds to your student account and/or fully authorize the projected credit on your account.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will also release the funds for the books and the living stipend (BAH), if the student is eligible. The books stipend and BAH are paid directly to you based on the information given to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (i.e. address or bank information on VONAPP or application form).
Step 6: Keep the VA Updated on Any Changes
You are required to update the Department of Veterans Affairs on any changes made to your benefit. Such changes include but are not limited to:
Failure to maintain the accuracy of this information with the VA may result in delayed or denied payment from the VA.
Step 7: Review Important Information & FAQ for Post 9/11 GI Bill
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.