Military Benefits Information

Post 911 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program
  

The Post 911 GI Bill pays benefits based on the amount of time served by the qualifying service member. If the service member is certified with 100% eligibility, then he/she will also qualify for Yellow Ribbon Benefits. Shenandoah University participates in the Yellow Ribbon program for undergraduate students only. The Post 911 GI Bill will pay up to $17,500 per year for full-time undergraduate and graduate students. This includes coverage of both tuition and curriculum/mandatory fees. Since this cap exceeds the per term cost of undergraduate tuition and fees, Yellow Ribbon Benefits will not be applied until the spring term (for those who qualify). Shenandoah Univerisity will match up to $2500 of Yellow Ribbon funds for undergraduate students only. Please be aware that your remaining Post 911 GI Bill funds and Yellow Ribbon funds may not be enough to cover your tuition and fees costs for the spring term. It is strongly recommended that students complete the FAFSA which can be found online at www.FAFSA.ED.GOV.  The FAFSA must be completed yearly. All students planning to use Post 911 GI Bill benefits to cover tuition and fees, must turn in a Certificate of Eligibility to the Registrar’s Office prior to the start date of the first term in which the student plans to enroll. Both BAH payments and money to purchase books are paid directly to the student or actual service member. Students who plan to live on campus will either need to pay room and board fees out of pocket at the beginning of the term or make payment arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts.

Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI Bill pays a monthly stipend directly to you, payment is not made directly to Shenandoah University. It is your responsibility to make payment to Shenandoah University by the specified tuition due dates.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)

If you are eligible to receive this benefit, you must go to the MyCAA website and complete the necessary information. The Office of Student Accounts checks the MyCAA/AI Portal on a regular basis and submits invoices through the MyCAA/AI Portal. An invoice can not be processed if your name and the courses for which you are enrolled do not appear on the MyCAA/AI Portal which is maintained by the Department of Defense. Once an invoice is processed in the MyCAA/AI Portal it takes 20 to 30 days before payment will be received for your MyCAA benefits.

Invoicing/Billing a Third Party Payer directly for Military Benefits

The Office of Student Accounts processes invoices to Military Tuition Benefit Programs, when a written notice from the Military Tuition Benefits Program is received. Examples of these programs are Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Army Continuing Education Programs, etc.

Book and Supply Benefits

If you receive benefits to cover book and supply purchases, you will need to work directly with the SU Bookstore. Please contact the SU Bookstore/Follett at 540-665-4523.

If you have questions or need further information please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 540-678-4476 or email sdawson@su.edu.