Veteran Affairs Office
Grand Canyon University has a dedicated team of Military Benefit Liaisons in the Veterans Affairs Office to process certification for all VA Entitlements and Vocational Rehabilitation. To ensure accurate reporting of certifications to the Regional VA Office, GCU requires students to process all VA applications through the Grand Canyon University Veterans Affairs office. Students should complete the 3-Step process listed below to begin utilizing VA Entitlements. A Military Enrollment Counselor can assist you with this process.
Step 1: Determine the appropriate VA Benefit
Your Grand Canyon University Military Enrollment Counselor will guide you through the appropriate questions to assist you in determining which of the following benefits to utilize towards your degree program:
Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)
The Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (Chapter 30) Veterans Education Benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses.
Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation (VOC Rehab)
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.
Chapter 32 - Veteran Education Assistance Program (VEAP)
The Post-Vietnam Veterans' Educational Assistance Program, or VEAP (chapter 32 of title 38, U. S. Code) provides education and training opportunities to eligible persons who contributed to the program while on active duty on a $2 for $1 contribution match by the Government.
Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill & Yellow Ribbon
The Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals including graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, on-the-job training, flight training, correspondence training, and licensing and national testing programs.
Chapter 35 - Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA)
The DEA program provides up to 45 months of education benefits and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans.
Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) Chapter
The Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606) is an educational program for members who are actively participating in the Selected Reserve components of the Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard.
Chapter 1607 - Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)
REAP (Chapter 1607 of title 10, U.S. Code) is a benefit providing educational assistance to members of the reserve components - Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) - who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or Congress.
Step 2: Apply for the appropriate VA Benefit
Your Military Enrollment Counselor will also assist you in completing all of the necessary VA Forms by walking you through the application process to initiate your VA Benefits at Grand Canyon University.
- If you do not have a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Regional VA Office for Grand Canyon University, please complete the appropriate VONAPP application to apply / update for your benefits.
- Complete a Grand Canyon University Veterans Integrity and Responsibility Form.
Step 3: Submit VA Paper to GCU Veterans Affairs Office
Submit the following documents to the Grand Canyon University Veterans Affairs Office:
- VA Checklist Cover Page provided from your Military Enrollment Counselor
- Certificate of Eligibility (COE) specifically stating Grand Canyon University OR a copy of your electronically submitted VONAPP or paper VA applications.
- Grand Canyon University Veterans Integrity and Responsibility Form.
- DD214 - To obtain a copy of a missing DD Form 214 (Report of Separation)
All Paperwork should be submitted via email to your assigned Finance Counselor or Student Services Advisor.
*Students should contact the Regional VA Office at -1-888-GI-Bill1 for additional questions on Educational Benefits or specific payment amounts.
Military Tuition Rate
If you currently do not have a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) specifically stating Grand Canyon University, please complete a Certification of Eligibility Tuition Deferral Agreement and submit to your Military Enrollment Counselor.