Education Benefits for Post 9/11 Veterans The Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) Educational Benefits are designated to provide eligible individuals with an opportunity for educational and career growth. We believe the veterans education benefit is certainly one of the most valuable benefits afforded to veterans and qualified dependents. To determine benefit entitlement and eligibility, please call 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551) Regis University is both pleased and honored to provide veterans with assistance in utilizing it veteran educational benefits to their best advantage. We welcome you to our university and hope you will benefit significantly through your studies. How to Applyfor BenefitsPost-9/11 GI BillTuition BenefitsYellow Ribbon ProgramTuition Benefits Apply online at www.gibill.va.gov Click on Apply for Benefits Click on Launch VONAPP and Apply for Benefits Choose I Am a New VONAPP User or I Have Used VONNAPP Before Follow the instruction on the web page for further guidance Save a copy of your VONAPP and send to the Veterans Affairs Student Counselor Effective August 1, 2013, the Post 9/11 GI Bill provides tuition assistance to veterans who are eligible for 100% of education benefits and attending a private school with $21,084.89 per academic year for tuition and fees, (this amount is applicable for undergraduate and graduate students participating in Regis University's College for Professional Studies online and Colorado campus-based programs only). Regis University’s College for Professional Studies (CPS) is a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The Program enables institutions of higher learning to enter into an agreement with the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide tuition assistance for expenses that exceed the highest public in-state tuition rate (for online programs and Colorado campus-based programs the maximum allowable tuition is $529.50 per credit hour). Eligible veterans can accept these benefits to further their own education, or they can transfer their benefits to their spouses and/or dependents. The Yellow Ribbon Program enables private schools like Regis University's CPS to provide undergraduate and graduate-level education to soldiers who served after 9/11 by making tuition costs competitive with other schools. Yellow Ribbon Program Tuition Benefits If tuition expenses exceed the 2015-16 cap of $20,235.02 the Yellow Ribbon Program will provide additional funding to use toward tuition. For eligible undergraduate and graduate students in CPS (Humanities and Education) and the College of Computer and Information Sciences, as well as graduate students for the College of Business and Economics, Regis University will provide an additional $1,500 per year which the Yellow Ribbon Program will match. This provides students a total of $26,235.02 to use toward tuition for the entire academic year. Tuition varies by degree, so total credit hours earned under tuition benefit vary as well. For help calculating your own expected tuition costs, contact a Regis enrollment counselor at 800.944.7667. Veterans who are not eligible for 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill need to contact a VA representative to determine the education benefits he/she is eligible for.