GI Bill® Benefits Checklist
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, please contact the GI Bill® Hotline at 1-888-442-4551
Student registers for classes. 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*
For a term with an outstanding bill, VA beneficiaries who have submitted their initial COE and RFC are exempt from late fees. Student may still receive payment reminders, but should not be charged late fees. After Baylor VA Benefits receives both a COE and RFC, nothing additional is needed/required from the student.
To avoid registration holds near the end of the term, reach out to Baylor's One Stop Office regarding how to pay the balance on your account if needed.
After Baylor 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.
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 add-drop period.
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."