GI Bill® Benefits Checklist
Step #1: Student must apply for their VA education benefit to receive a VA issued Certificate of Eligibility (COE). The COE will be addressed to the student and the student will receive the COE via mail. Review the following statements for assistance. For application or eligibility questions, contact the GI Bill® Hotline at 1-888-442-4551.
Step #2: Student required to upload their VA issued Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or student veteran may upload their Statement of Benefits. Student will receive a confirmation email from VA Benefits the COE has been reviewed. *Not applicable to CH 31 VR&E students*
Step #3: Student registers for class. Immediately, following registration, student must submit Baylor University’s Request for Certification (RFC) to receive VA benefit payments. *Required each term to receive benefit payments*
Step #4: For a term with an outstanding bill, VA beneficiaries who have submitted their initial COE and their RFC are exempt from late fees. VA beneficiaries have the option to sign up for the Standard Payment Plan or pay the remaining balance in full by the due date. For questions on how to sign up, contact Student Financial Accounts.
Step #5: After VA Benefits Office submits enrollment to the VA, the student receives a VA confirmation email, stipends are generated, and the student’s award letter is mailed from the VA to the student’s address.
Step #6: For Post 9/11 and CH 31 VR&E students, an anticipated VA tuition and fee payment will post to the bill. The anticipated payment could reflect a tuition specific scholarship.
For questions concerning scholarship application, email Scholarships@baylor.edu with your Baylor ID number.
The VA mandates Baylor University delay requesting tuition and fee payments until after the drop-add period.
Step #7: Post 9/11, Chapter 30 (MGIB – AD), and Chapter 1606 (MGIB – SR) must verify enrollment with the VA.
Step #8: Students will receive monthly stipends via direct deposit from the VA on the first day of the following month after the term has started. For questions concerning stipends, refer to your mailed VA award letter or contact the GI Bill® Hotline at 1-888-442-4551.
‘‘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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill."