Veteran Benefits

Helping Our Military Maximize Their Benefits

Veteran Benefits

CCBS is honored to serve as a military friendly Christian college in North Carolina, as well as to serve our veterans. Our desire is to facilitate your education and ensure you receive the maximum benefits for which you are entitled.

Our staff is authorized to process the following:

  • Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill: Current/Former Active Duty
  • Chapter 1606 MGI Bill: Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 1607 MGI Bill: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Chapter 35 Survivors/Dependants Educational Assistance
  • Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation

To receive VA benefits at CCBS, you must:

  1. Be admitted and officially registered for courses.
  2. Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter from the VA.
  3. Read, sign, and return the form Agreement for Students Receiving Veterans Educational Benefits. This explains the guidelines and responsibilities for receiving payment from the VA and should be submitted before initial enrollment certification.

After completion, all documents may be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the Financial Aid Office.

NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS

If you have used VA educational benefits at a previous college, you must complete a request for change of program or place of training form to transfer your benefits to CCBS.

CONTINUING STUDENTS

If you have been receiving VA benefit payments at CCBS, you will need to submit the Veteran Benefits Form each quarter to financialaid@ccbs.edu.

Mail:

Carolina College of Biblical Studies
ATTN: Veteran Services
817 S. McPherson Church Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28303

Fax:

(910) 323-0425

Email:

financialaid@ccbs.edu

How to Get Started With Veteran Benefits:

Complete the GI Bill Comparison Tool at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/comparison.

The tool assists a student to:

  1. Determine your eligibility percentage and then choose resident or online training and your school.
  2. Choose your status (i.e. veteran, active duty, spouse, child, or reserve/guard)
  3. It will then tell you the percentage of T&F payable at that school (if it’s public) or the max payable (if it’s private).
  4. Calculates the BAH (at full time and considering your eligibility percentage).
  5. Provides the max book stipend based on your eligibility percentage.

Below are the paper forms that may also be submitted to begin the process:

For specific questions regarding benefits, please contact the VA at 1.888.442.4551, or visit the GI Bill Web Site.

 

Military Benefits Application Checklist:

  1. Initial consultation with Military Liaison
  2. Apply for certificate of eligibility on G.I. Bill website
  3. Send copy of certificate to Military Liaison by mail, email or fax
  4. Fill out and submit the Initial Disclosure Form to the military liaison
  5. Fill out and submit the Veteran Class Cetification Form to the military liaison each semester (if receiving benefits according to Chapter 30 or 1606, verify enrollment monthly)
  6. Please call the military liaison for any assistance

 

Vocational Rehabilitation:

Qualifying students should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation counselor who will notify Financial Aid of eligibility. Vocational Rehabilitation students must continue to contact Financial Aid each semester that they intend to use their benefits prior to the close of registration.

 

Additional Resources:

  1. GI Bill website (www.gibill.va.gov)
  2. U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (www.va.gov)
  3. U.S. archives to request missing service paperwork (www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records)
  4. Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org)
  5. BAH calculator (www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm)
  6. Additional government benefits (www.benefits.gov)
  7. VA Health Records (www.myhealth.va.gov/index)
  8. Department of Veterans Affairs (www.va.gov/explore)
  9. Medicare Supplement Search for Veterans (www.ehealthmedicare.com/medicare-supplement)
  10. Mental Health Services for Veterans (www.mentalhealth.va.gov/gethelp)
  11. Guide to PTSD and Addiction (www.lakeviewhealth.com/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-treatment.php)