CHAPTER 33 POST 9/11 GI BILL®
The Post 9/11 GI BILL® establishes a program of education benefits for active duty and retired service members who have served a period of active duty service after September 10, 2001. Qualifying individuals may also transfer months of the Post 9/11 GI BILL® benefit to dependents under the Chapter 33 Transfer Program. The Payment Rate available to each individual utilizing Post 9/11 GI BILL® benefits is dependent upon the individual's time in service and determined by the Veterans Administration.
If you are uncertain as to your Chapter 33 eligibility, please visit the Department of Veteran Affairs website, which provides detailed information on the categories in which you can qualify for benefits.
How to Apply:
- Provided Official Transcripts of all prior accredited institutions of higher education attended/attending currently to the Cameron University Undergraduate Admissions Office. (This is a requirement for all students using veterans benefits, even if the Admissions Office does not need them for your admission to the university. The reason for this requirement is the Department of Veteran Affairs requires the CU-VA Office to officially report all prior credits completed at other higher educational institutions.) For additional information, visit Cameron's Undergraduate Admission's web site .
*Graduate students would need to provide official transcripts to Cameron Graduate Admissions Office. (See Graduate Studies for more information.)
Students must be admitted to Cameron University before the CU-VA will proceed with processing a student's paperwork for veterans benefits.
- Either an Application for educational benefits VA Form 22-1990 or a request for Change of Program or Place of Training, VA Form 22-1995 - completed. Students may also complete an application online. IMPORTANT: The CU-VA office is required to maintain a student file for everyone using veterans benefits. Any VA form processed through the CU-VA Office will be reviewed for submission to the Department of Veteran Affairs, and will provide the CU-VA with basic information if a problem should arise.
***NOTE: We always recommend a copy of the DD-214 (copy 4) accompany the Application for benefits for veteran students to avoid problems with establishment of eligibility. We do not encourage delaying submission of your application due to not having your DD-214. Individuals may go to the National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis for military records requests.
Special Tips & Information for Chapter 33 students:
- Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) for Post 9/11 GI Bill® students is calculated based on the zip code of the campus where the student physically attends the majority of classes per the Forever GI Bill® - Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act.
- Monthly Verification Procedures: Currently, CH 33 recipients must verify attendance on a monthly basis. You may verify your attendance text message or via phone call.
- To opt-in to text messages, contact the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-442-4551 to ensure the VA has your correct mobile number on file. Once your correct number is on file you will respond to the automatic text messages from the VA to verify your enrollment.
- To verify via call, contact the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-442-4551 and ask the representative to verify your enrollment on your behalf.
- Students transitioning from active duty status to veteran status: students admitted to CU while on active duty, will need to update their residency status with CU Admissions when switching to veteran status.
- A change in your class schedule may affect your VA benefits. Frequent changes often can cause a student to have an overpayment of benefits. Frequent changes of schedule may also delay your certification process, especially if non-required courses for your approved VA Educational Objective are taken. Please notify the CU-VA Office of any changes in your class schedule to ensure your VA benefits are paid out accurately.
- Changes in your class schedule, even before the term begins, may result in an overpayment of money for books and supplies.
- See Current Rate Tables
For additional benefit usage information, please refer to the CU-VA Student Information page.