Log into the VA’s website here to begin your application. The VA typically takes around 30 days to process your application and you will be mailed your Certificate of Eligibility if you qualify. Send a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to email@example.com when you get it. You can either take a picture of your physical certificate, scan it, or provide a screenshot. Be sure to include your student ID in the subject line of the email.
*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 website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Send a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can either take a picture of your physical certificate, scan it, or provide a screenshot. Be sure to include your student ID in the subject line of the email.
Send a copy of your curriculum sheet, signed by your academic advisor to email@example.com by the end of your first semester. Be sure to include your student ID in the subject line of the email. *If you are in the Online MBA program, you can skip this step.
Every semester, fill out a Request for Certification of Veteran Education Benefits.
To find this form:
*If qualified for the Louisiana Title 29 tuition exemption, email a copy of your Title 29 certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your student ID in the subject line of the email. For more information about Title 29, click here.
If LSUS was NOT the last school you used GI Bill benefits at, you need to fill out a transfer form online.
If you’re a veteran, current service member, or had the GI Bill transferred to you, fill out the VA Form 22-1995.
If you’re the dependent of a veteran or current service member, fill out the VA Form 22-5495.
Yes. If you are using any GI Bill Benefits (Chapter 30 Montgomery, Chapter 31 Voc Rehab/VR&E, Chapter 33 Post-9/11, Chapter 35/DEA, Chapter 1606/MGIB-SR) or the Title 29 tuition exemption, you must fill out a Request for Certification of Veteran Education Benefits each semester.
To find this form:
You can request a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility through AskVA here or by calling the GI Bill hotline at 888-442-4551.
Air Force/Space Force – 45 days from class start, NLT 7 days
Army – 60 days from class start, NLT 1 day
Marines – 60 days from class start
Navy – 120 days from class start, NLT 14 days
Coast Guard – 90 days from class start, NLT 14 days
The VA pays the monthly stipend one month in arrears. For example, you will receive the stipend for January the first week of February. Students receiving Chapter 30, 33 and 1606 benefits are required to “verify” their enrollment status on or after the last day of the month. Students may verify by calling the toll-free number (1-877-823-2378) or by accessing the VA website ( www.gibill.va.gov/wave). Upon verification, the VA will process the payment and send it to the student either by mail or direct deposit. It is highly recommended that students elect the direct deposit option to eliminate lost or stolen checks. In addition, students using direct deposit receive benefits in four or five working days as opposed to seven to ten days by mail.
Your monthly payment depends on multiple factors. Two of the biggest are what chapter of VA benefits you are using and how many classes you’re enrolled in. Check the tables below to get an idea of what to expect or call the GI Bill hotline at 888-442-4551.
For Chapter 30/Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty, click here.
For Chapter 31/Veteran Readiness and Employment/Voc Rehab, click here.
For Chapter 33/Post-9/11, click here.
For Chapter 35/DEA, click here.
For Chapter 1606/MGIB-SR, click here.
Full Time = 6 hours
½ Time = 3 hours
Full Time = 9 hours
½ Time = 6-8 hours
Less than ½ time = 3 hours
Full Time = 6 hours
½ Time = 3 hours
VA will pay for repeated courses as long as they are required and the grades previously earned do not meet degree requirements. Reenrolling in a course from which a student withdrew is not considered repeating a course. If a student declares academic bankruptcy, the VA does not pay for repeated courses unless the student earned an unsatisfactory grade the first time the student attempted the course.
The VA will pay for a remedial course if the student has a deficiency in the subject. The VA will not pay for refresher courses.
Send a copy of your new curriculum sheet signed by your appropriate academic advisor to email@example.com. Be sure to include your student ID in the subject line of the email.
Yes. The change will not take effect until the next semester. Once you certify your classes for the semester, this is your major for the semester.
The VA pays for prerequisite courses and courses required by student’s degree program. Students are responsible for ensuring that the courses apply toward their degrees. If they are not sure, they should consult with their academic advisors. If students wish to take courses that are not required, we will certify only the required courses and report a change in status affecting only those courses.
If you are in your last quarter or semester, you can “Round Out.” Rounding Out allows you to take additional classes from your curriculum in order to hit full-time status. For more information, click here.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible with your student ID in the subject line of the email. This can lead to an overpayment of benefits that you will be responsible for paying back.
If you fail a class, you receive a "punitive grade" for that class. A punitive grade is a grade that does not count as earned credit. This means that the grade you receive counts in your overall degree progress, albeit negatively. Since this grade counts towards your graduation progress you are NOT required to repay any GI Bill money you received for that class.
You may take the class again to receive credit towards graduation and you may receive GI Bill payment for the retaking of the class.
The LANG sends the university a list of members authorized the LANG Tuition Exemption at the beginning of each semester.
If curious about the status of your LANG tuition exemption, contact Mr. Leonard Acker at email@example.com or 504-278-8273.
Louisiana’s Title 29 Dependent Educational Assistance is available to surviving spouses of deceased veterans, dependents of veterans with 90%+ service-connected disabilities, and dependents of veterans with 100% service-connected disabilities due to unemployability (individual unemployability/IU).
Contact your parish’s Veterans Service Office (VSO) to apply. Email a copy of your certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bossier VSO – 318-741-8391 or email@example.com
Caddo VSO – 318-676-7540 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All Other Louisiana VSOs - https://www.vetaffairs.la.gov/locations/
If the withdrawal changes the student’s enrollment status, the VA will reduce the student’s rate of pay. If the withdrawal occurs during the drop/add period, as defined by the VA, an adjustment is made on the rate of pay. If the withdrawal occurs after the drop/add period, the reduction may create an overpayment, unless there are mitigating circumstances. If there are mitigating circumstances, the student must submit a “Statement in Support of Claim” to the VA. The statement needs to include the VA file number. If the VA does not approve the claim, the overpayment is applied retroactively to the beginning of the semester. The only exception is the “one-time up to six-hour exclusion” which does not require mitigating circumstances. Contact the VA at 888-GIBill-1 (888.442.4551)
As soon as you can, send a copy of your orders to email@example.com and let your professors know so they can advise on the best course of action for the class. If you need to drop/withdraw due to your orders, you WILL receive a 100% refund.
For information on emergency withdrawals and mitigating circumstances, see the VA website.
For an explanation on the 6-credit-hour exclusion, visit the VA site here.