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Veteran VA Benefits

This college has 15 programs approved by the State Approving Agency for purposes of educational assistance from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These include undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and graduate certificate programs. New students need to contact VA at 1-888-442-4551 (press one for touchtone and then zero to reach a benefits counselor) or at www.gibill.va.gov to obtain information on benefits, to submit a question, to apply initially for benefits or to file a Request for a Change of Place of Training.

Students who are registered for courses in an approved program for an upcoming term need to contact the School Certifying Official at 860.632.3020 to identify the part of the law under which they are claiming VA benefits, to provide their VA file number (and payee number if claiming benefits under Dependents Educational Assistance), and to request that she certify their enrollment to VA for the upcoming term. All inquiries about VA benefits should be submitted through the above points of contact.
Any student receiving VA/Military Benefits must maintain the minimum requirements of academic performance as cited in this catalog.

Students receiving benefits must successfully complete all degree or certificate requirements within the allotted time span noted elsewhere in this catalog. To ensure that a student receiving VA/Military Benefits is making the prescribed progress, the Office of the Registrar together with the School Certifying Official shall assess such progress at least once during each semester of enrollment.

How To Get Started

For a veteran who has used his GI benefits before, he must first submit a 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training. At the GI Bill website http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/ complete the following:

Under Education & Training on the left sidebar, click on “About GI Bill”, and click on “Handouts and Forms”. Then click on “VA Education Forms”. The Form Number and Form Titles will be listed. Select the online form 22-1995. This takes you to the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) and you will then have to select “I Am a New NONAPP User” or “I Have Used VONAPP Before” to start the process. The completed form will go to the Buffalo Regional Processing Center.

Once the 22-1995 has been processed by the VA, you will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility that will state all the particulars of your VA entitlement. Please forward a copy to the School Certifying Official for review.

Tuition Assistance Program for Active Duty

All four service branches and the U.S. Coast Guard offer financial assistance for voluntary, off-duty education programs in support of service members’ personal and professional goals. The program is open to officers, warrant officers and enlisted active-duty service personnel. In addition, members of the National Guard and Reserve Components may be eligible for TA based on their service eligibility. To be eligible for TA, an enlisted service member must have enough time remaining in service to complete the course for which he or she has applied. After the completion of a course, an officer using TA must fulfill a service obligation that runs parallel with – not in addition to – any existing service obligation.

Tution Assistance and Net Costs

Tuition Assistance can cover up to $250 per credit hour and may not exceed $4500 per fiscal year. Standard Undergraduate cost: $395 per credit hour
After TA award: $145 per credit hour

Standard Graduate cost: $426 per credit hour
After TA award: $176 per credit hour

Tuition for full-time undergraduate (12 credits in fall and spring) = $7080
Tuition for full-time graduate (6 credits in fall and spring) = $5112
Each active semester includes a $50 registration fee
Books and supplies are estimated at $50 per credit hour
Housing and meal plans are not available

Refund Policy

Withdrawal prior to the end of 1st week – Full Refund
Withdrawal prior to the end of the second 2nd week -75%
Withdrawal prior to the end of the 3rd week – 50%
Beyond 3rd week – No Refund

Net Price Calculator

Department of Education application that allows prospective students to enter information to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution taking into account grants and scholarships. The Net Price Calculator is available by visiting, https://holyapostles.edu/static/npc/npcalc.htm 

Before Enrollment:

Students eligible for Tuition Assistance must first contact and be approved by their ESO, military counselor, or Service prior to enrollment.

After Approval:

Students should notify the SCO of approval and provide voucher documentation.