Post 9/11 Veterans ATTENTION STUDENTS: Beginning the Spring 2012 semester, Regis is changing its certifying policy for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Regis will certify the credit hours for all students prior to the semester starting; however, Regis will no longer certify tuition until the term's add/drop date. We are hoping this makes VA payments much cleaner and provides better service to our students. VA students WILL NOT be flagged for late payments for the portion of their tuition that VA is responsible for. We strongly encourage students to avoid dropping registration. Registration drops could potentially delay tuition, housing allowance, and book stipend payments from the VA. For information on the Post 9/11 program, please click the tabs below. Processesand ProceduresTuitionCoverageHousingAllowanceYellowRibbon Program The VA recipient must be accepted as a degree seeking student at Regis University The student applies online for the post 9/11 GI Bill at the GI Bill Website, www.gibill.va.gov; they receive a certificate of eligibility from the VA. The student sends a copy of the certificate of eligibility to Regis VA student counselor. If student does not have certificate of eligibility yet, Regis will accept a copy of their online application form and certify the student for one term. They will, however, need a copy of the certificate of eligibility as soon as it is received from the VA to the student. The student registers for classes at Regis University. The Regis VA student counselor certifies the student’s registration with the VA by electronically submitting VA form 22-1999. Credit hours are certified; however, tuition and fees are not certified until after the add/drop period of the term. The student receives an e-mail of their certification to their regis.edu e-mail account. The VA processes the certification and releases book stipend and BAH, if applicable (allow 2-8 weeks). The Regis VA student counselor certifies the student’s tuition after the add/drop period of the term. The VA processes the tuition payment and sends the funds directly to Regis to be applied to the student’s account (allow 2-8 weeks). VA tuition maximum is $18,077.50 per academic year (August 1-July 31) for students at 100% eligibility as indicated on their certificate of eligibility. The tuition maximum decreases in correlation with the percentage that students are eligible for according to their certificate of eligibility. Ex. A student at 80% eligibility will have a tuition cap of $14,462.00 or 80% of $18,077.50. The VA will pay the percentage of tuition that the student is eligible for, up to the student’s tuition cap. Ex. If a student is at 60% eligibility and is signed up for a class totaling $1,380.00, the VA will pay $828.00 or 60% of the class total and will continue to pay 60% of any other class totals, up to a tuition cap of $10,846.50 or 60% of $18,077.50 per academic year. If a student is at 100% eligibility, the VA will pay 100% of the student’s tuition costs up to $18,077.50 per academic year. Students who are awarded less than 100% of the Post 9/11 benefit will be responsible for covering outstanding tuition charges which will be due on or before the tuition due date. Ex. The student at 60% eligibility who is signed up for a class totaling $1,380.00 will need to pay 40% of their class total ($552.00) prior to the tuition due date, even though the VA portion of their tuition has not come in yet. Students who cannot pay on or before the tuition due date, or who do not have guaranteed financial aid to cover the remaining costs will need to complete a Tuition Deferment Form at www.regis.edu/studentaccounts. The Tuition Deferment Form must be received in the Student Account Office on or before the tuition due date to avoid any late fees and holds on the student’s account. Students are encouraged to apply for Federal Financial Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov for any costs not covered by the GI Bill. Starting Spring Semester of 2012, students’ credit hours will be certified prior to the term start date so students can receive Book Stipends and BAH ahead of time; however, their tuition and fees will not be certified until after the add/drop period of the term the student is registered for. This means that tuition and fees will not be paid to the University until after the class has begun. All certifications are reported to the VA based on term dates and NOT semester dates. Students taking variable classes keep in mind that the EXACT dates of the class reported to the VA are the dates listed in WebAdvisor, regardless of work done by the student before or after the designated class dates. In order for a students to receive 100% of their BAH benefit, they must be considered full time throughout the entire 16 week semester, AND they must be attending at least ONE classroom-based course throughout the entire 16 week semester. If a student attends only one classroom-based 5-week course, he or she will be considered ¾ time for those 5 weeks and will receive 80% of their BAH for the 5 weeks. Students who are attending full time, but only enrolled in online or distance learning classes will receive a BAH benefit of 50% of the national average. To be considered Full Time Undergraduate Students: Attending 8 Week terms, the student must be in 2 courses at the same time during 8W1 (at least one of those must be classroom-based) as well as 2 courses during 8W2 (at least one must be classroom-based) to receive full housing allowance, if eligible, for the entire 16 week semester. Attending 5 Week terms, the student must be in 2 courses at the same time during 5W1, 5W2, and 5W3 and at least one must be classroom based for all three terms in order to receive full housing for 15 weeks. If a student only attends one classroom- based course for all three terms, he or she will be considered ¾ time and receive 80% of the housing allowance for 15 weeks. Attending both 8 Week and 5 Week terms, the student must be in at least one course per term (8W1, 8W2 overlapping with 5W1, 5W2, 5W3) and continuously attend at least one classroom-based course through the entire semester. This is considered full time during 15 weeks of the semester (the 8W2 course is one week longer than the 5W3 course which will put you at half-time during the last week of the 16 week semester and not eligible for housing). Graduate Students: Attending one classroom-based course in an 8-week term is considered full time for those 8 weeks. NOTE: Yellow Ribbon guidelines have changed for 2012-2013 Only graduate-level students in the College for Professional Studies who are awarded 100% eligibility on their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit are eligible for the Regis University Yellow Ribbon Program. Once the student reaches his or her tuition cap of $18,077.50, the yellow ribbon program automatically kicks in. Regis pays an additional $4,270.00 to the student’s tuition; the VA matches this amount totaling $8,540.00 toward the student’s tuition and fees. If the Yellow Ribbon amount is exhausted, the student is responsible for all outstanding tuition and fees. For the Academic year of 2012-2013, undergraduate students are not currently eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Beginning March 2013, we expect eligibility to extend to undergraduate students again.