VA Education Benefits

At Regent University, we are passionate about serving service members and their families. Let us help you understand the VA Education Benefits available for Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Veterans, and family members. Regent University will certify your enrollment and academic progress, as well as help you along the process of exploring your benefits and applying today.

VA Benefits Certification

Contact Information

Contact the Military Resource Center

757.352.4757

1.888.638.3573

Regent University

Military Resource Center

1000 Regent University Drive, Divinity Building

Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Closed from 12 – 1 p.m. every Wednesday for University Chapel

LaTonya Slade, VA Certifying Official

Phone: 757.352.5452

Fax: 757.352.4042

Email: vabenefits@regent.edu

Rebekah Lloyd, VA Certifying Official

Phone: 757.352.5349

Fax: 757.352.4042

Email: vabenefits@regent.edu

Jessica Reid, Military Benefits Manager

Phone: 757.352.4052

Fax: 757.352.4042

Email: jreid@regent.edu


Veterans Certification Request

Attention! Any Regent University student requesting VA certification for the first time must submit a Veterans Certification Request to vabenefits@regent.edu.

Do you have further questions?

Regent University only certifies your enrollment and academic progress. All questions concerning eligibility and payment should be directed to the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1.888.442.4551
(1-888-GI-BILL1) or www.gibill.va.gov.

Benefits

 

Current and former officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and United States Public Health Service may be eligible to receive VA Benefits under the Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® or the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

Commissioned officers of the Public Health Service (PHS) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) who served at least 90 days of active duty service after September 10, 2001, will qualify for the new Post-9/11 GI Bill®. To qualify for the full benefit, individuals must have served at least 3 years of active duty after September 10, 2001.

Step 1: Determine eligibility

To determine eligibility for either the Montgomery GI Bill® or the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, please contact:

NOAA:
E-mail: Gregory.Raymond@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-713-7728

PHS:
E-mail: OCCOHelpdesk@hhs.gov
Phone: 240-453-6130

Step 2: Apply for VA Benefits

Please follow the instructions on our Application Process page.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, on-the-job training, flight training, correspondence training, licensing and national testing programs, entrepreneurship training, and tutorial assistance. All training programs must be approved for GI Bill® benefits.

This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill® to dependents.

Some of the benefits the Post-9/11 GI Bill® will pay include:

  • Your full tuition & fees directly to the school for all public school in-state students. For those attending private or foreign schools tuition & fees are capped at the national maximum rate.
  • A monthly housing allowance (MHA)
  • An annual books & supplies stipend
  • A one-time rural benefit payment

Beginning August 1, 2011, break (or interval pay) will no longer be payable under Post-9/11 GI Bill® except during periods your school is closed as a result of an Executive Order of the President or an emergency (such as a natural disaster or strike). For example, if your Fall term ends on December 15th and your Spring term begins January 10th, your January housing allowance will cover 15 days in December and your February housing allowance will cover 21 days in January.

Chapter 33, Yellow Ribbon Program

Regent University has elected to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill® entitlement. Institutions that voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. The Department of Veterans Affairs will match that amount and issue payment directly to the institution.

Eligibility

Only veterans, utilizing the Post 9-11 GI Bill® (Ch. 33), and entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding.

Active duty servicemembers and their spouses are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty servicemembers may be eligible if the servicemember is qualified at the 100% rate).

Therefore, you may be eligible if:

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

Yellow Ribbon Program Limits

Degree Level Number of Students Max School Contribution Amt
(Per Student/Per Year)
Undergraduate Unlimited Unlimited
Graduate Unlimited Unlimited
Doctoral Unlimited Unlimited
Law School Unlimited Unlimited

 

Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill® Benefits to Dependents (TEB)

Allows servicemembers to transfer unused benefits to their spouses or dependent children

Eligibility

Any member of the Armed Forces (active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted), who is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, (Ch. 33), and:

  1. Has at least 6 years of service in the Armed Forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval and agrees to serve 4 additional years in the Armed Forces from the date of election.
  2. Has at least 10 years of service in the Armed Forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval, is precluded by either standard policy (Service or DoD) or statute from committing to 4 additional years, and agrees to serve for the maximum amount of time allowed by such policy or statute.
  3. Is or becomes retirement eligible and agrees to serve an additional 4 years of service on or after August 1, 2012. A service member is considered to be retirement eligible if he or she has completed 20 years of active Federal service or 20 qualifying years as computed pursuant to section 12732 of title 10 U.S.C.

Such transfer must be requested and approved while the member is in the Armed Forces.

The Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. MGIB encompasses both the Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty (Chapter 30) and The Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606). Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation. Under Chapter 1606, a reservist must be actively drilling and have a 6-year obligation in the Selected Reserve to be eligible. Students are paid directly by the VA on a monthly basis while attending courses. See Pay Rates for more information. Students must verify their enrollment on WAVE at the end of each month in order to receive their benefit payment.

Your eligibility is determined by the Department of Defense based on your total time of activated service. Students are paid directly by the VA on a monthly basis while attending courses. See Pay Rates for more information. Students must verify their enrollment on WAVE at the end of each month in order to receive their benefit payment.

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

Initiated through Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

For more information, please visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/

The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance GI Bill® provides assistance to dependents of military service members with a service-connected, permanent, and total disability or who were MIA, POW, or died in connection with a service-related disability. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. Students are paid directly by the VA on a monthly basis while attending courses. See Pay Rates for more information.

Application Process

Regent University is authorized to certify students who qualify for:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30)
  • V.A. Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® Reserves (Chapter 1606)
  • Reserves Educational Assistance Program (REAP, Chapter 1607)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35),
  • Post Vietnam Educational Assistance Program (VEAP, Chapter 32)

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs at 888.442.4551.

For more details on VA Benefits, please check the Benefits tab.

Yellow Ribbon.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.

Applying for your Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

  1. Register for your e-Benefits Account
  2. Log into the VONAPP website with your e-Benefits Account information and file Form 22-1990 – Use if you are applying for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® for the first time.

Note: The Certificate of Eligibility is sent via postal mail services “snail mail” and could take anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks for receipt. Be sure you include the pages that show your percentage and months of eligibility. Please plan accordingly.

Submitting your Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

  1. Submit your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the V.A. Certifying Official.
  2. If you have lost your COE, you can send in a printout of your Summary of Benefits from your E-Benefits Account.
  3. Because the Post 9/11 GI Bill® has tiered percentages of eligibility based upon length of Post-9/11 active duty service, we must have some documentation of active duty information until we receive the Certificate of Eligibility.
    • Veterans must submit a copy of their DD-214.
    • Active duty service members must submit a copy of their LES.
    • Dependents must submit a copy of their confirmation of Transferred Educational Benefit (TEB) showing how many months the service members has transferred to the dependent.
  4. Complete a Veterans Certification Request Form
    • Click on the fillable PDF of Veterans Certification Request Form.
      • You may complete this electronically with a digital signature or print it and manually sign it.
        Send a copy of the completed form to the V.A. Certifying Official.
  5. The Military Benefits Office posts a credit on your student account.
    • Before the payment deadline at the start of the semester, the Military Benefits Office will post a projected credit (GI Bill® Payment Plan) on your student account to match the amount to be covered by the V.A.
  6. V.A. Certifying Official submits Enrollment Certification Form (22-1999) to V.A.
    • The V.A. Certifying Official will submit the enrollment certification (22-1999) to the V.A .once we have received your V.A. forms/COE and the completed Veterans Certification Request Form, and once you are registered for classes. Once submitted, you will receive email confirmation indicating the dates and credit hours reported.
  7. Department of Veterans Affairs processes Enrollment Certification Form and releases funds.
    • The VA will process enrollment certification and release funds for your tuition and fees to Regent. Once Regent University receives the funds for your tuition and fees from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this payment will replace the credit from the GI Bill® Payment Plan.
    • The VA 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 VA (i.e. address or bank information on VONAPP or application form).

 

Transfer Students under Post-9/11 GI Bill®

  1. If you have used your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits at a school prior to Regent, complete a Change of Schools Form (form 22-1995) at www.gibill.va.gov (see instructions below).
    • 22-1995 – Use if you have used your benefits at another institution and would like to transfer to Regent University as your primary institution.
    • 22-1990e – Use if you are a dependent (child, or spouse as defined in 1 U.S.C. § 7) applying to use a service members benefits.
  2. Once you fill out the online form and submit it, you will need to print a copy and send it to us so we will have it on file. To verify you have successfully submitted your form, a confirmation number will appear on the bottom of each page of the form you print out to send us. If you are sending us a 22-1995, be sure to indicate the V.A. Chapter of benefits you are using (i.e. Chap. 33, Ch. 1606, etc).
  1. Register for your e-Benefits Account
  2. Log into the VONAPP website with your e-Benefits Account information and file appropriate form
    • 22-1990 – Use if you are applying for V.A. benefits for the first time.
    • 22-1995 – Use if you have used your benefits at another institution and would like to transfer to Regent University as your primary institution or if it has been over a year since last certification.
  3. Print a copy of the completed VA paperwork
    • Once you fill out the online form and submit it to the V.A., you will need to print a copy of the completed V.A. form and send it to us so we will have it on file. To verify you have successfully submitted your form to the V.A., a confirmation number will appear on the bottom of each page of the form you print out to send to us. If you are sending us a 22-1995, be sure to indicate the V.A. Chapter of benefits you are using (i.e. Chap. 33, Ch. 1606, etc).
      • Instructions to print a completed VA form on VONAPP
        (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.)

        • Go to the VONAPP website.
        • Click “I have Used VONAPP Before”
        • Click “VONAPP Account”
        • Enter Login information & click “Continue”
        • Under the “Completed Forms” section, clikc the “Print” button next to the form you need to print.
        • Send a copy of the completed form to the VA Certifiying Official
  4. Complete a Veterans Certification Request Form
    • Click on the fillable PDF of Veterans Certification Request Form.
      • You may complete this electronically with a digital signature or print it and manually sign it.
        Send a copy of the completed form to the VA Certifying Official. (VAbenefits@regent.edu or 757.352.4042)
  5. Regent will certify enrollment to the VA.
    • Our V.A. Certifying Official will submit an enrollment certification (22-1999) to the V.A. after your course(s) activate. Once completed, you will receive email confirmation indicating the dates reported and current V.A. processing times. The average processing time is 8-10 weeks.
  6. VA processes enrollment certification and posts for verification.
    • Once your enrollment certification has been processed, the VA will then post your enrollment information on the VA Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system.
      • The VA is currently taking 8-10 weeks to process enrollment certifications. Once they are processed by the VA, the enrollment will then reflect in WAVE for verification. Until it is processed, nothing will appear in that system. We recommend that you check WAVE periodically to see if your enrollment information is available.
  7. Verify enrollment on WAVE.
    • You will need to verify your enrollment on the V.A. system in one of two ways:

      Note: Your enrollment information will not post on WAVE until the certification has been processed by the V.A. Verification will need to be completed on the first day of every month during the term to release the pay for the previous month.

  8. Enroll in the V.A. Benefits Tuition Installment Plan (Optional).
    • Students who are certified under Chapters 30, 1606, 1607, 32, or 35 have the option to enroll in the VA Benefits Modified TIP. This plan defers the first installment payment until the second month of the semester, allowing extra time for students to receive payment from the VA before they must make payment to Regent.
      If you choose not to enroll in TIP, full payment for all tuition and fees is due by the first day of the term (payment deadline).
      Instructions for enrollment in the V.A. Benefits TIP:

      • Log into your MyRegent portal and Genisys
      • Click on the Tuition and Student Fees On-line Payment tab
      • Click on Tuition and Fees Installment Plan Enrollment
  1. Register for your e-Benefits Account
  2. Log into the VONAPP website with your e-Benefits Account information and file appropriate form
    • 22-5490 – Use if you are applying for VA benefits for the first time.
      22-5495 – Use if you have used your benefits at another institution and would like to transfer to Regent University as your primary institution or if it has been over a year since last certification.
  3. Print a copy of the completed VA paperwork
    • Once you fill out the online form and submit it to the VA, you will need to print a copy of the completed VA form and send it to us so we will have it on file. To verify you have successfully submitted your form to the VA, a confirmation number will appear on the bottom of each page of the form you print out to send to us. If you are sending us a 22-1995, be sure to indicate the VA Chapter of benefits you are using (i.e. Chap. 33, Ch. 1606, etc).
  4. Complete a Veterans Certification Request Form
    • Click on the fillable PDF of Veterans Certification Request Form.
      • You may complete this electronically with a digital signature or print it and manually sign it.
        Send a copy of the completed form to the VA Certifying Official. (VABenefits@regent.edu or 757.352.4042)
  5. Regent will certify enrollment to the VA.
    • Our VA Certifying Official will submit an enrollment certification (22-1999) to the VA after your course(s) activate. Once completed, you will receive email confirmation indicating the dates reported and current VA processing times. The average processing time is 8-10 weeks.
  6. VA processes enrollment certification and posts for verification.
    • Certification will be processed in approximately 4-8 weeks. Monthly checks will be issued at the beginning of each month for the previous month.
  7. Enroll in the VA Benefits Tuition Installment Plan (Optional).
    • Students who are certified under Chapters 30, 1606, 1607, 32, or 35 have the option to enroll in the VA Benefits Modified TIP. This plan defers the first installment payment until the second month of the semester, allowing extra time for students to receive payment from the VA before they must make payment to Regent.
      If you choose not to enroll in TIP, full payment for all tuition and fees is due by the first day of the term (payment deadline).
      Instructions for enrollment in the VA Benefits TIP:

      • Log into your MyRegent portal and Genisys
      • Click on the Tuition and Student Fees On-line Payment tab
      • Click on Tuition and Fees Installment Plan Enrollment
  1. Register for your e-Benefits Account
  2. Contact the VA to determine eligibility for the program
  3. Assignment of VA Counselor
    • Once approved, you will be assigned a VA Education Counselor in your state
  4. Authorization issued to school
    • VA Education Counselor must issue VA Form 28-1905 to institution, authorizing student to register for courses and Regent to post aid to the student’s account in a given term or year.
    • Forms should be submitted to our VA Certifying Official at (757) 352-4042 or vabenefits@regent.edu
  5. Register for courses
  6. Order your books
  7. Invoice submitted to VA office
    • After the add/drop period, Regent University will submit an invoice to the VA for payment
  8. Payment issued to school

Enrollment Status

Enrollment Status for Students Receiving VA Benefits
Note: The VA training times indicated below are for the individual enrollment periods only. Each sub-term must be considered individually and cannot be combined with other enrollment periods for the assignment of a training time. These training times are designed for Veteran Affairs benefits only, and should not be used to calculate course loads for financial aid or outside scholarships. For all other purposes (i.e., confirmation of enrollments for lenders, insurance companies, etc.), enrollment status is determined not by individual enrollment periods, but by the entire semester.

Undergraduate Training Time

Undergraduate 8 – week Sessions
(Sessions A, B, C, D, E, & F subterms)
Full time 3/4 time 1/2 time <1/2 time 1/4 time
Undergraduate level 6 4 3 2 1

 

Undergraduate 15 – week Session
Fall, Spring, & Summer terms
Full time 3/4 time 1/2 time <1/2 time 1/4 time
Undergraduate level 12 9 6 4 3
Undergraduate – Summer 9 6 5 3 2

Mandi, who is an undergraduate student, is enrolled in one A term course and one B term course. She will be considered 1/2 time to the VA for the entire semester because the VA training time for an eight week course is 1/2 time for three hours and full-time for six hours (see the charts above).

*MHA Pay: Mandi would not earn an MHA payment, because she must be more than half time to qualify (see MHA section below.)

Ryan, who is an undergraduate student, is enrolled in one C term online course, one D term online course, and one 15-week term on-campus course, all in the same semester. He will be considered 3/4 time for the entire semester because the terms overlap. Ryan would be at least half-time for the semester because he is in one course in both the A and B terms but he is also in a 15-week term course so he can add that training time to the 1/2 time. The training time for a 15-week term course, for an undergraduate student, is Less than 1/2 time (but more than a 1/4) for three hours (see charts above). When the VA processes the different enrollment periods, they will see that the 15-week term course overlaps the A and B terms. The VA will add the terms together, giving Ryan a status of 3/4 time for the semester.

*MHA Pay: Ryan would earn 80% of the full residential MHA for the entire semester. Because the 15-week term course is on-campus and it overlaps both the C term and D term, it satisfies the on-campus requirement for both terms. The VA rounds up training time to the nearest tenth (see MHA section below.)

Graduate Training Time

Graduate 8 – week Sessions
(Sessions A, B, C, D, E, & F subterms)
Full time 3/4 time 1/2 time <1/2 time
Graduate level 5 3 2 1
Graduate – Summer 3 N/A 2 1

 

Graduate 15 – week Session
Fall, Spring, & Summer terms
Full time 3/4 time 1/2 time <1/2 time 1/4 time
Graduate level 9 7 5 2 1
Graduate – Summer 6 5 3 2 1
Doctoral level 6 5 3 2 1

 

Juris Doctor ONLY: 16 – week Session
Fall, Spring, & Summer terms
Full time 3/4 time 1/2 time <1/2 time 1/4 time
Juris Doctor 10 9 5 3 1
JD – Summer 6 5 3 2 1

Mandi, who is a master’s student, is enrolled in one C term on-campus course and one D term online course. She will be considered 3/4 time to the VA for the entire semester because the VA training time for an eight week course is 3/4 time for three hours and full-time for six hours (see the charts above).

*MHA Pay: Mandi would earn 80% of the full residential MHA for the C term, and she would earn 80% of the full distance-only MHA for the D term (see MHA section below.)

Rebecca, who is a master’s student, is enrolled in two C term courses (one on-campus and one online) and two D term courses (one on-campus and one online). She will be considered full time to the VA for the entire semester because the VA training time for an eight week course is full time for six hours (see the charts above).

*MHA Pay: Rebecca would earn the full residential MHA for the entire semester, because she is full time in each term, and she has at least one on-campus course in each term (see MHA section below.)

Leslie, who is a master’s student, is enrolled in two C term online courses and one D term online course. She will be considered full time to the VA for the C term semester because the VA training time for an eight week course is full time for six hours (see the charts above), but she will only be considered 3/4 time for the D term because the VA training time for an eight week course is 3/4 time for three hours and full-time for six hours (see the charts above).

*MHA Pay: Leslie would earn the full distance-only MHA for the C term. Because she is only 3/4 training time for the D term, she would earn 80% of the full distance-only MHA for the D term. The VA rounds up training time to the nearest tenth (see MHA section below.)

Ryan, who is a master’s student, is enrolled in one C term course online, one D term course online, & one 15-week term on-campus course all in the same semester. He will be considered full time for the entire semester because the terms over lap. His training time for each C and D terms is 3/4 time, and his training time for the 15 week term is 1/3 time. When the VA processes the different enrollment periods they will see that the 15-week term course over laps the C and D terms. The VA will add the terms together giving Ryan a status of full time for the semester.

*MHA Pay: Ryan would earn the full residential MHA for the entire semester. Because the 15-week term course is on-campus and it overlaps both the C term and D term, it satisfies the on-campus requirement for both terms (see MHA section below.)

VA Chapter 33 Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)

Under the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill, eligible students are paid a monthly housing allowance (MHA) based upon their training time. There are two different MHA rates:

  1. Residential MHA rates are based upon the zip code of the school (equivalent to the BAH for an E-5 with dependents.)
  2. Distance-only MHA is a nation-wide rate (half the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents.)

Students eligible to earn the MHA must be more than half time to qualify. To earn the residential MHA, a student must be enrolled in at least one on-campus course at all times. If all courses within a term are online, the student will be paid the distance-only MHA.

Please expand the examples listed above to show examples of MHA pay rates. Still have questions? Email vabenefits@regent.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: MHA pay rates are prorated based upon training time and Chapter 33 Percentage of Eligibility.

VA Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Subsistence Allowance

In some cases, Veterans participating in the VR&E program may receive a subsistence allowance while they pursue an educational or training program in preparation for a future career. The subsistence allowance is paid each month, and is based on the rate of attendance in a training program (full time, three quarter time, or half time), the number of dependents, and the type of training. If a Veteran qualifies for the Post-9/11 GI Bill he/she may be eligible to receive the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate for subsistence.

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Cost Calculator

Please reference the following instructions for populating the cost calculator, then click the link at the bottom of the page to access the calculator. The link will open in a new window so that you can continue to reference these instructions.

  1. Select your Post 9/11 eligibility level from the drop down menu
  2. Enter “Regent University” into the school search box
  3. Regent is a private school — this populates by default
  4. Select whether your courses are entirely online, yes or no
  5. The term type is semester — this populates by default
  6. Select whether you will attend summer courses, yes or no
  7. Enter the number of credit hours you will attend each term
  8. Select what is full time for each term by referring to the training time chart below:
    15 week Session Full time 3/4 time 1/2 time <1/2 time
    Fall, Spring, & Summer terms
    Undergraduate level 12+ 9 to 11 6 to 8 1 to 3
    Graduate level 9 6 to 8 5 1 to 3
    Law 10 8 or 9 5 to 7 1 to 4
    Graduate level or Law – Summer 6 4 or 5 3 1 or 2
    Doctoral level 6 4 or 5 3 1 or 2
  9. Manually select “By Unit” next to “Tuition and Fee Cost”
  10. Enter your tuition cost per credit hour by referring to our Tuition Rates (Note: Undergraduate Students can enter $250 per credit hour if active duty or veteran. Graduate/Doctoral Students can reduce their rate by 25% if active duty or veteran or by 15% if a spouse.)
  11. Enter $400 for “Fees by Term” — this is a general estimate/average
  12. Manually select “Yes” for a Yellow Ribbon school
  13. Enter $99,999.99 as the contribution amount per year (Note: Law Students should enter $8,250 per year)
  14. Select yes or no for whether you are active duty (Note: if you are a spouse using a transferred benefit, answer whether your spouse is active duty or not. If you are a child dependent using a transferred benefit, select “No” for active duty.)
  15. Click “Calculate”

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Bookstore

Undergraduate Military Bookstore Credit Voucher

This credit will only be awarded to undergraduate students who have submitted their LES or DD214 to Central Financial Aid (faforms@regent.edu.)

  1. Upon receipt of your LES or DD214, the Central Financial Aid Office will create your Undergraduate Military Bookstore Credit voucher.
  2. Once your voucher has been created, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Regent with information regarding the amount of the voucher credit.
  3. In 24 to 48 hours, you will receive an e-mail from the MBS Direct Online Bookstore with instructions on how to use your voucher. The e-mail will contain a Voucher ID Number. This is the voucher code you will use during checkout.
  4. Visit the online MBS Online Direct Bookstore my.regent.edu portal’s student tab; under Popular links “Bookstore Online (MBS)” to purchase books with your voucher.

If you have lost your Voucher ID email or your voucher is not working during online check out, please contact the MBS Direct Online Bookstore Student Support (24 hours a day) at 1-800-325-3252 or email vb@mbsbooks.com.

If you have submitted your documentation to receive the Undergraduate Military Book Credit but you have not received a voucher email from Regent, please contact the Central Financial Aid Office at 757-352-4125 or email finaid@regent.edu.

Virginia Army National Guard (VANG) – National Guard Bookstore Credit Voucher

This credit will only be awarded to students who are approved have applied and been approved for state tuition assistance from the Virginia Army National Guard, as evidenced by the official roster that VANG sends to the Military Benefits Office each semester.

  1. Upon receipt of the VANG roster, the Military Benefits Office will create your National Guard Bookstore Credit voucher for the amount that you are authorized.
  2. Once your voucher has been created, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Regent with information regarding the amount of the voucher credit.
  3. In 24 to 48 hours, you will receive an e-mail from the MBS Direct Online Bookstore with instructions on how to use your voucher. The e-mail will contain a Voucher ID Number. This is the voucher code you will use during checkout.
  4. Visit the online MBS Online Direct Bookstore my.regent.edu portal’s student tab; under Popular links “Bookstore Online (MBS)” to purchase books with your voucher.

If you have lost your Voucher ID email or your voucher is not working during online check out, please contact the MBS Direct Online Bookstore Student Support (24 hours a day) at 1-800-325-3252 or email vb@mbsbooks.com.

If you believe you are eligible for the National Guard book allowance but you have not received a voucher email from Regent, please contact the Military Benefits Office at 757-352-5452 or email TABenefits@regent.edu.

Vocational Rehabilitation (Ch. 31) – Third Party Billing Voucher

  1. Each semester, you will need to complete a paper Third Party Billing Voucher Form, listing information for all of your required book purchases for the term.
  2. Once you have completed the form, your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will need to approve and sign it.
  3. Your VA counselor will need to submit the signed Third Party Billing Voucher Form together with a separate VA Form 28-1905 addressed to MBS authorizing the purchase of required textbooks.
  4. MBS will process your order and ship your books directly to you.

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • The VA will only pay for ground shipping.
  • We strongly encourage that all Third Party Billing Voucher Order forms and VA 28-1905 forms be submitted to MBS at least ten (10) business days prior to the start of classes.
  • VA Counselors will also need to issue a separate 28-1905 for supplies to a local college/university bookstore (we recommend TCC or ODU locally).

FAQs

Regent University VA Benefits / Getting Started

Please visit our Application Process page for details.

Yes. Regent University awards college credit for training evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education. For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@regent.edu or 757-352-4094.

Active Duty:

  • Most recent Military Orders
  • Most recent LES
  • Letter from Superior
  • AF Form 899 (Permanent Change of Service Orders)
  • Enlisted/Officer Record Brief/Data Verification Brief
  • Memorandum of Service
  • Proof of Service Letter
  • Statement of Service

Reserve / National Guard:

  • DD-214* or NGB-22*
  • Most recent LES
  • Most recent Orders
  • Letter from Superior
  • Enlisted/Officer Record Brief
  • Memorandum of Service
  • Proof of Service Letter
  • Statement of Service

Discharged / Retired:

  • DD-214* or NGB-22*
  • General or Honorable Discharge Certificate
  • Discharge Certificate
  • Retirement Certificate
  • Orders concerning Discharge/Retirement

Military Spouses:

  • One of the above listed military documents depending on your spouse’s status (Active Duty, Reserve, etc) and your Marriage Certificate/License

Department of Defense (DoD):

  • Letter from HR or supervisor on letterhead verifying your current employment with a DoD agency
  • Most recent DoD LES

Virginia Defense Force (VADF):

  • Most recent orders
  • Letter from company commander/battalion S1

* Note: We can accept DD-214’s with:

  • Honorable
  • General

Regent offers a military bookstore credit to undergraduate military and veteran students. The credit is for $100 each semester to use in the Regent Bookstore. To apply, send a copy of your DD-214 or LES to faforms@regent.edu. You will receive an email notification once your credit has been sent to the Regent Bookstore.

Veterans Benefits

All VA Chapters:

All VA benefits forms are due to the VA Certifying Official by the first day of each semester (payment deadline).

The GI Bill® issues monthly payments based on your enrollment and course load or Training Time. Please review the Enrollment Status page and the VA’s Benefit Rates page based on chapter of benefit and course load.

Your VA Chapter is based on the type of VA benefit you are using.  See the list below:

  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty
  • Chapter 31 – VA Voc Rehab
  • Chapter 32 – VEAP (Post Vietnam Ed. Assistance Program)
  • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • Chapter 35 – DEA (Survivors’ & Dependents’ Ed.)
  • Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserves / National Guard
  • Chapter 1607 – REAP (Reserve Ed. Assistance Program)

Go to our Application Process and scroll down to your VA chapter.  In the overview of your VA chapter the first step will tell you which form to complete.

VA Form 22-1999 is an electronic enrollment certification that is submitted by our VA Certifying Official in the Military Benefits Office. This certification reports your hours and term of enrollment to the VA through our certification portal, VA-ONCE. After you have submitted your initial VA paperwork to our Military Benefits Office, our VA Certifying Official will then report your enrollment to the VA through this electronic form. You will be notified by a confirmation email that an enrollment certification was submitted on your behalf.

If all the required documents are on file with the Military Benefits Office, the enrollment certification will be submitted to the VA within 3-5 business days from the time of course registration.

It depends on which GI Bill® benefits you are using.  If you are under the Montgomery GI Bill® (Ch. 30), Selected Reserves (Ch.1606), or REAP (Ch. 1607) you will receive your benefits after your enrollment certification has been submitted to the VA, the VA has processed it, and you have verified your enrollment on W.A.V.E.  It usually takes a couple business days from the time a student verifies their enrollment on W.A.V.E. and when payment is direct deposited into their bank account.

If you are under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch. 33), you will receive your benefits after your enrollment certification has been submitted to the VA, the VA has processed it, and courses have started.  The VA will pay the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and the Books and Supplies Stipend directly to you, and is paid one month in arrears (i.e. BAH for January would be paid at the beginning of February).

No, when filing Taxes you are not required to include income from VA Education Benefits

Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Ch. 33)

Eligibility

Veterans who have served at least 90 days of active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001 and received an honorable discharge will qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. To qualify for the full benefit a veteran must have served at least 3 years of active duty after Sept. 10, 2001. Those veterans who qualify for the Active Duty GI Bill®, the Reserve GI Bill® or REAP will have the option to choose which benefit best suits their need.

Member Services % of Max Benefit Payable
At least 36 mo. 100%
At least 30 continuous days on active duty and must be discharged due to service-connected disability 100%
At least 30 mo., less than 36 mo. 90%
At least 24 mo., less than 30 mo. 80%
At least 18 mo., less than 24 mo. 70%
At least 12 mo., less than 18 mo. 60%
At least 6 mo., less than 12 mo. 50%
At least 90 days, less than 6 mo. 40%

Eligible veterans will receive a percentage of the total benefit, as determined by length of active duty service:

  1. Amount paid to institution:
    • Amount of tuition and required fees charged, not to exceed annual cap of $21,084.89.
  1. Amount paid to veteran:
    1. Monthly housing allowance equal to the basic allowance for housing (BAH) amount payable to E-5 with dependents.
      • Effective October 1, 2011. Individuals only enrolled in online courses will be eligible for a monthly housing allowance equal to 50% of the national average of all Basic Allowances for Housing (BAH). Rates will be multiplied by the rate of pursuit rounded to the nearest multiple of 10.
    2. Yearly books and supplies stipend up to $1,000*

* Please note: The Housing Allowance (BAH) and Books and Supplies stipend are not payable to individuals on active duty or those enrolled less than or equal to 1/2 time. You must be enrolled more than 1/2 time to receive those benefits.

Commissioned officers of the Public Health Service (PHS) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) who served at least 90 days of active duty service after September 10, 2001, will qualify for the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. To qualify for the full benefit, individuals must have served at least 3 years of active duty after September 10, 2001.

Point of Contact:

NOAA:
E-mail: Gregory.Raymond@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-713-7728

PHS:
E-mail: OCCOHelpdesk@hhs.gov
Phone: 240-453-6130

Post-9/11 Benefits

Effective August 1, 2012, veterans and their transferees will now receive a capped tuition and fee rate of $21,084.89 annually. For example, if you are 100% eligible, the Yellow Ribbon Program still exists for additional costs once the annual $21,084.89 cap has been exceeded. If you are 40%-90% eligible, please see below chart for the applicable annual cap.

90% $18,976.40
80% $16,867.91
70% $14,759.42
60% $12,650.93
50% $10,542.45
40% $8,433.96

The Book Stipend will pay up to $1,000 per year and will be paid out in increments based on training time or enrollment status.

Students attending at least one course in a residential setting, with a training time of more than 1/2-time, will qualify for a living stipend or basic allowance for housing (BAH).

  • Effective October 1, 2011. Individuals only enrolled in online courses will be eligible for a monthly housing allowance equal to 50% of the national average of all Basic Allowances for Housing. Rates will be multiplied by the rate of pursuit rounded to the nearest multiple of 10.

 

If you are a member of the Armed Forces on Aug. 1, 2009, the Department of Defense (DoD) may offer you the opportunity to transfer benefits to your spouse or dependent children. The DoD is responsible for determining eligibility for transfer of entitlement. The law provides that an individual must have served at least 6 years in the Armed Forces and agrees to serve a minimum of 4 more years. For transfer of entitlement for dependent children, the service member must have served at least 10 years and currently be serving as of Aug. 1, 2009. However, the law permits DoD to modify the number of additional years an individual must serve by regulation. DoD is currently developing their policies and regulations to implement the transferability program.

To learn more about transferring benefits to a dependent please go to the U.S. Department of Defense webpage.

 

In order to transfer benefits to a dependent the following steps must be taken:
The service member must go to the U.S. Department of Defense website to determine if their dependent(s) are eligible to receive the transferred benefits. This website is only available to military members.

Upon approval, the dependent may apply to use transferred benefits with VA by going to the VONAPP website and filling out the 22-1990e. Once the online form is filled out and submitted, you will need to print a copy and send it to us so we will have it on file.  To verify you have successfully submitted your form, a confirmation number will appear on the bottom of each page of the form you print out to send us.

The VA Form 22-1990e should only be completed and submitted to Regent University by the dependent after the DoD has approved the request for Transfer of Education Benefits on the DoD website.

Please fax the completed VA form to (757) 352-4042 or e-mail to VAbenefits@regent.edu.

Once the VA processes the 22-1990e they will send the dependent their own Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Award Letter. Once received, the dependent should forward a copy of the COE or Award Letter to the Military Benefits Office. Once we receive a copy of a VA form, COE, or Award Letter we will send a Veterans Certification Request Form to the dependent. They will need to follow the directions in the email to complete the VCR form and send back to the Military Benefits Office. The Military Benefits Office will then post a temporary credit (GI Bill® Payment Plan) on their student account to match the amount the VA will pay.

The effective date is the date a student wishes to start using his or her benefit. This date is listed on the original VONAPP application form (22-1990 or 22-1990E). The VA will only pay for courses that start after this date. For example, if the student’s effective date is listed as 2/1/2011 and the student started classes on 1/17/2011 the VA will not pay for the dates 1/17 to 1/31. Therefore the student will be responsible for the remaining charges.

Yes, once all required documentation is received, the Military Benefits Office will post a credit on your student account for the amount to be paid by the VA. You will be able to view this on your Account Summary in the Genisys portal.
If you believe the amount credited to your account is inaccurate please contact the VA Certifying Official at VAbenefits@regent.edu. We will investigate the situation to ensure the amount credited is correct.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill® will only cover fees that are directly associated with tuition and attendance at the University. For instance, the Technology Fee, Parking Fee, Student Activity Fee, and Undergraduate Support Fee will all be covered.

If your Post 9/11 credit does not cover your entire balance, it could be caused by a variety of reasons.  To name a few, it could be that you are only eligible for a percentage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (i.e. 60%), you may have other changes like certain fees that the Post 9/11 GI Bill® will not cover (i.e. Housing Charges, etc…)  Remember, the amount the Post 9/11 GI Bill® covers is based on percentage and the annual tuition cap.  If you have any questions about the credit posted to your student account please feel free to contact our VA Certifying Official at VAbenefits@regent.edu.

To have a course certified for VA benefits at another school, Regent University must issue a Supplemental Letter to your secondary school’s VA certifying official. Before a letter can be issued, the course must first be approved by the Registrar’s Office. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@regent.edu or 757-352-4094.

The VA likely deposited either your Books and Supplies stipend, based off of the $41.67 per credit hour rate, or your BAH. If you are not eligible for either of these funds, or question the amounts that were deposited, please contact the VA at (888) 442-4551.

The letter that you received details the amounts that the VA has overpaid, which is likely due to a change of enrollment. If you have a refundable credit on your student account as a result of dropping a course, please send a copy of your debt letter to our VA Certifying Official at VAbenefits@regent.edu. The amount that was overpaid will be refunded back to you via direct deposit or a paper check will be mailed to you so you can send those funds back to the VA. This is in accordance with VA policy. If you do not think you should be in overpayment or have more questions as to why you are in overpayment, please contact the VA at (888) 442-4551.

When you receive a Debt Management Letter and you would like us to review it, please send it into our VA Certifying Official by fax, at (757) 352-4042 or scan it in by email at VABenefits@regent.edu.

A change in enrollment is the most frequent reason for being sent into overpayment/debt management status. Other causes are often switching your GI Bill® without notifying the school prior to certification, or a processing error. If you have specific questions as to why you were sent into overpayment, including specific amounts, please contact the VA at (888) 442-4551.

When a student withdraws from a course, Regent University must submit an adjustment of enrollment to the VA. Because the VA will only pay for courses that receive punitive grades of A-F (grades that contribute towards the GPA), a student may be charged a portion of the course in which he or she withdraws.  This amount will be collected by the Debt Management Center at the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Post-9/11 Housing Allowance (BAH) & Books Stipend

Veterans using the Post 9/11 GI Bill® might be eligible for the Housing Allowance (BAH) if he or she meets the following conditions:

  • Veteran must be attending more than 1/2 time (see the Enrollment Status page.)
  • Veteran must be taking at least one resident course at all times in order to receive full residential BAH.
  • Effective October 1, 2011. Individuals only enrolled in online courses will be eligible for a monthly housing allowance equal to 50% of the national average of all Basic Allowances for Housing (BAH). Rates will be multiplied by the rate of pursuit rounded to the nearest multiple of 10.

If you are a dependent (child) of an Active Duty service member, you will still receive the BAH.
The BAH is paid directly to the veteran/dependent.

The BAH is based on the Allowance for an E-5 with dependents and the institution’s location.  To calculate the BAH for the location of Regent University please go to the Defense Travel Management Office website.

Yes, students who are only enrolled in online programs can receive 50% of the national average for BAH but students can receive full BAH if they take a resident course at another institution.

For more information on the process to take a course at another institution using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, please review the “How do I take a course at another institution using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®?” FAQ.

The VA will pay up to $1,000.00 per academic year (Fall, Spring & Summer) for Books and Supplies. The Books and Supplies stipend and BAH are paid directly to you, in a lump sum, based on the information given to the VA (i.e. address or bank information on VONAPP or application form). The stipend is calculated by multiplying $41.67 by the number of credit hours enrolled (up to 24). The stipend is prorated based on the percentage of the maximum benefits payable. For example, if you are eligible for 70% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® then you would receive 70% of $41.67 per credit hour ($29.17).

You will receive your benefits after your enrollment certification has been submitted to the VA, the VA has processed it, and courses have started.  The VA will pay the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and the Books and Supplies Stipend directly to you, and is paid one month in arrears (i.e. BAH for January would be paid at the beginning of February).

Post-9/11 GI Bill®‘s Yellow Ribbon Program

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 (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the annual tuition/fee cap of $21,084.89. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.

For example, if you are a full-time student and your tuition and fees are $31,084.89 but the VA only paid $21,084.89. Then the VA and Regent would split the remaining $10,000.00 ($5,000.00 paid by VA & $5,000.00 paid by RU). The Yellow Ribbon Program only covers tuition and fees covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

Only individuals entitled to the 100% benefit rate under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (based on service requirements) may receive this funding. Therefore, you may be eligible if:

  • You are a veteran who served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.
  • Active duty service members do not qualify for the YRP.
  • Spouses of active duty service members do not qualify for the YRP.
  • Spouses of veterans at the 100% benefit level do qualify for the YRP.
  • Children dependents of either active duty service members or veterans at the 100% benefit level do qualify for the YRP.

Regent University is participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

When we receive your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Award Letter we will see if you are eligible for the maximum benefit (100%). We will credit your student account with the appropriate amount using the Yellow Ribbon program if you need it to cover your tuition and required fees.

Other

Those using the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch. 33) do not need to verify their enrollment on WAVE.  The BAH and the Books and Supplies stipend will be paid out automatically to you once Regent University submits the enrollment certification (22-1999) to the VA. The VA will then process the certification and will see you actively attending courses and deposit the funds in the bank account you provided them during the application process.  This will occur once a month, similar to those under the Montgomery 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 website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.