VA Educational Benefit Programs

You may be eligible for a variety of VA education benefit programs during your time at Cox College.

Several VA education benefit programs are available based on eligibility requirements. These include:

  • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB)
  • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation & Selected (VR&E)
  • Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Chapter 35 – Dependents Education Assistance (DEA)
  • Fry Scholarship

A comprehensive comparison of education programs can be found on the VA website.

If you have previously used your benefits at another school you will need to complete a Change of Program or Place of Training form:

  • Chapters 30 or 1606, use VA Form 22-1995
  • Chapter 35, use VA Form 22-5495.

Self-Verification information can be found here.

Veterans Certification Request

Completion of the form below authorizes the Cox College Veterans Certifying Official to certify your enrollment at Cox College for a specified semester to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).*If you are using Chapter 30 or 1606, please remember to self-certify yourself at the end of each month to receive your benefits.

For further questions, please contact the College by email at VeteransServices@coxcollege.edu.

Military Service Members

Cox College welcomes the opportunity to assist Veterans and Active Duty service members with their academic plans and preparation for the future.

Veterans Affairs Education Benefits and Military Tuition Assistance

Contact Cox College Representatives

Cox College’s Veterans Services team can be reached at VeteransServices@coxcollege.edu.

Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits

Veterans, dependents, and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans who plan to attend and who claim benefits under any of the federal or state educational programs, should apply directly to their nearest Department of Veterans Affairs Office for a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE). In most instances, this can be completed online at www.Vets.gov. The CoE, along with the Veterans Certification Request form, found below, should be presented to the Cox College VA School Certifying Official (SCO) each semester benefits are requested. Please note: if these items are not received by the time of registration, there may be extensive additional delays in housing allowance, book stipends, and tuition payments to the student and/or school.

To be eligible for full-time benefits, a student must be enrolled for 12 or more credit hours during the term. (This may be decreased for graduate or post-graduate students.) VA regulations require that a student take courses that are applicable to one’s degree program and that one makes satisfactory progress toward the degree. One cannot receive educational benefits for auditing courses. Veteran’s educational benefits may be terminated for a student who fails to maintain satisfactory progress or receives dismissal for academic or disciplinary reasons. Students are required to notify the VA Regional Office of any enrollment changes or the termination of enrollment. The VA toll-free number is 1-877-823-2378.

Military Tuition Assistance

If you plan to use Military Tuition Assistance (TA) through any branch of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard, or Selected Reserves you must first contact your Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within your Military Service prior to enrolling in courses.

You must submit your Tuition Assistance Authorization form to the Bursar before the start of the semester.

Military Tuition Assistance is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the period for which the assistance is awarded. If a student withdraws, the student may not be eligible for the full amount of TA funds awarded.

Return of Tuition Assistance at Cox College

In order to be in compliance with the new Department of Defense policy, Cox College will return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. Unearned funds will be returned based upon when a student stops attending during an enrollment period.

When service members are required to stop attending due to a military service obligation, Cox College will work with the service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion.

Calculation and Return of Funds

The date the student “officially” withdraws from a course is considered the last date of attendance for the return of tuition assistance.

If a student is reported by faculty as not attending a course for the equivalent of three consecutive weeks without notifying the faculty, the student will be administratively withdrawn. Cox College will determine the last date of attendance (LDA) by determining the last date of activity within a course. Online courses LDA will be based upon the last date a student made a contribution to the class or submitted an assignment. Cox College will reach out to faculty to determine the LDA for face to face courses.

Cox College will recalculate TA eligibility based on the following formula:

Number of weeks completed
——————————————————- = percent earned
Total weeks of the course (start to end date)

The TA program will determine eligibility for courses. The course start and end date will be used for each class to determine eligibility. Using the formula above, Cox College will determine the amount of TA awarded that must be returned when a service member does not complete at least 60% of each course, which could result in creating a balance on the Cox College student account.

Obtaining a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)?

For service members: If you have lost or otherwise need a replacement Certificate of Eligibility you can access your https://www.ebenefits.va.gov account, print a replacement CoE, and submit to VeteransServices@coxcollege.edu.

For a Dependent of a Service Member: If you have lost or otherwise need a replacement Certificate of Eligibility you should contact https://gibill.custhelp.va.gov and click on the “Ask A Question” tab on the top of the page. You can then submit a secure email via this website where you can ask for a replacement. You will then receive a replacement via postal mail. Upon receipt submit a copy to VeteransServices@coxcollege.edu.

Veterans Certification Request Form

The completion of the following form authorizes the Cox College SCO to provide the required information and to certify your enrollment at Cox College for a specified semester to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

Lianna Marshall, MBA

Bursar | Room: 309

Lianna.Marshall@coxcollege.edu
(417) 269-3440