GI Bill® Chapters

Post 9/11 GI Bill® - Chapter 33

Post 9/11 Bill (Chapter 33) students: Housing and books payments are made directly to the student.  VA benefit payments for tuition and fees are made directly to the school.  Students are responsible for turning in a Certification Request form to the school certifying official BEFORE the first day of class.

Cox College will submit credit hours then tuition and fee amounts at separate dates. This serves two purposes: first, it allows us to submit initial certifications more quickly so that the VA can begin to process BAH and book stipend payments for students. Second, for students who make schedule changes after their initial certification, it will drastically decrease the number of over-payments made to Cox College by the VA and instances of large debts on students’ accounts.

Tuition and fee amounts will be reported on the final certification, after Official Census Date. Tuition and fees will appear as an outstanding balance on your student account until they are received.

Note: Chapter 33 recipients who have been rated at less than 100% eligibility or are taking course work that cannot be certified ARE responsible for the remaining percentage of tuition and fees and charges not covered by the VA by the fee payment deadline.


Vocational Rehabilitation - Chapter 31

As of August 31, 2011, the VR&E program offers the same BAH rate as the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Ch.33).  Like the Chapter 33, the payments are made directly to the institution for tuition and fees. See Chapter 31 information for specific VR&E procedures.


Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) - Chapter 35

Payments are made directly to the student. This benefit payment now qualifies for direct deposit.


All Other GI Bills®

For all other GI BILLS including MGIB - Chapter 30 and MGIB-SR - Chapter 1606 the payment is made directly to the student for the number of days the student is certified for the month and NOT to the school. The student is responsible for payments to the Cox College Business Office and the student may be dropped for non-payment in future terms.  It is the student's responsibility to self-verify using this form at the end of each month to ensure timely payment.


Direct Deposit

If you did not sign up for direct deposit on your original application or if you need to change your bank information, call 1-877-838-2778 or use the direct deposit form (PDF). (hyperlink to

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