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Fall 2019 GI Bill® Information


  • Fall - Undergraduate full time for VA benefits is 12 credits from 8/19/19 to 12/14/19
  • For graduate coursework please refer to the University Catalog for full-time requirements.
  • Benefits are prorated when enrolled less than full time. 
  • Post 9/11 requires enrollment of greater than half time to receive Monthly Housing Allowance. 
  • Distance learning courses (online, correspondence, self-paced online) can affect Post 9/11 Benefits. Contact us with questions. 
  • Self-paced Online courses CANNOT be certified until course completion. This will affect all benefit types should you register for a course of this type. 
  • Post 9/11, students need to submit a Certification Request no later than 8/19/19 for fall to avoid service fees. Tuition does not need to be paid up front when a certification is submitted on time and you can disregard any notice about your balance unless you are less than 100% eligible for Post 9/11. 
  • Only courses that are required for your degree can be certified.
  • Please read other important reminders in the box below. 

After registration, you must submit a Certification Request in order to receive your benefits.


In accordance with section 103, Public Law 115-407, Metropolitan State University of Denver will not penalize or limit the participation of students covered under the Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill ® or Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation while awaiting the payment of tuition and fees by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The University will not drop covered students for non-payment.

  1. To be a covered individual, MSU Denver will require the following documentation by the first payment deadline, no later than the first day of the start of the term:
    1. Certificate of Eligibility; or
    2. Statement of benefits; or
    3. VA Form 28-1905; and
    4. Certification request by the first day of the term.
  2. If the student fails to request this status by the start of the term, the student will be subject to service charges as stated on the Bursar’s Office website.
Things to Remember

All Benefits 

  • The monthly payment from the VA is paid in arrears (first of the month for the prior month) and prorated for any month in which you are not in class for the full month
  • All students must submit a Certification Request after registration for each semester they intend to receive VA payments. Certification Request
  • Only courses that are a degree requirement can be certified
  • Inform us of ANY registration changes (add, drop and withdrawal) so we can report that in a timely manner and advise you of the impact, if any

 Post 9/11 and Fry Scholarship 

  • Students taking only distance learning courses (online, some hybrid, self-paced and correspondence) are only eligible for Half the National Average of BAH
  • The book stipend is capped at 24 credits for the academic year (August 1 to July 31). If you attend full time in Fall and full time in Spring, you will not receive a book stipend for Summer
  • If you attend half time or less you will not receive BAH. Learn more about BAH eligibility
  • Active Duty members are not eligible for the BAH from VA. If you separate from active duty during the term or applied for benefits prior to separation the VA will require your DD214 to change your status.

Post 9/11, Fry Scholarship and Voc Rehab

  • Once the add/drop deadline passes and charges are solidified tuition and fees will be reported to the VA for Post 9/11 and Fry
  • Voc Rehab will be paid by your counselor when they are invoiced after add/drop by the Bursars Office

  Montgomery GI Bill (Chapters 30 and 1606)

  • In order to be paid you must verify your enrollment with the VA
  • The soonest you can verify is the last day of the month to release payment
  • Call 1-877-823-2378 or visit W.A.V.E to verify enrollment
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