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Veteran Benefits

Capital University is approved to provide education to eligible veterans, widows and children of veterans and reservists. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines your eligibility and equivalent educational benefits, and you should contact your Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within your Military Service prior to enrolling. We can help identify benefits and get you through the application process and the completion of your studies at Capital.


  1. Calculate your benefits and research approved programs using the GI Bill™ Comparison Tool
  2. Compare financial aid offers as well as understanding student loan repayment options. Learn more about paying for college here.


  1. Complete the Application for Benefits form on the VA Web site. See below for a list of benefit options, and you can contact the VA at 1.888.GIBILL1 (1.888.442.4551) to help determine your eligibility.
  2. If you have used VA benefits in the past and have since changed schools or major programs, complete a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training. Please email an electronic copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to
  3. If you have questions about benefits or other needs while completing your degree at Capital, please contact our VA Certifying Official at


With all the educational benefits available, it can be difficult to determine which benefit is best for you. We have provided a list of available benefits with links to additional information to get you started. You can also use the Road Map for Success tool on the VA Website to help you choose the best option and lead you through the application process.


Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Select Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Members of the Reserve or National Guard who enlist, reenlist, or extend an enlistment after 6/30/85, for a period of 6 years. Learn more at the VA website.

Chapter 1607 - Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

Provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve that are called or ordered to active duty in response to war or national emergency declared by the President or Congress. Learn more at the VA website.

Chapter 30 - GI Bill™ Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Persons entering active duty on 7/1/85 or later, who made monthly contributions of $100 for 12 months. Persons must have completed 3 years of active duty, or 2 years active duty and 4 years in the selected reserve. Learn more at the VA website.

Chapter 31 -Vocational Rehabilitation

Veterans of World War II or thereafter whose service-connected disability, as determined by the VA, entitles them to benefits under this chapter. Learn more at the VA website.

Chapter 32 - (VEAP)

Persons entering service between 1/1/77 and 6/30/85, who made monthly or lump-sum contributions to the program while on active duty. Learn more at the VA website.

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill™

For individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. If you are deemed eligible by the VA for the yellow ribbon program and approved at 100%, Capital will then match up to $6,000 of benefits provided by the Yellow Ribbon Program per academic year. Students receiving this benefit are not eligible for any other institutional aid. See the VA website for more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program. Learn more at the VA website.

Chapter 35 -Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

Must include appropriate file number for processing. Available to spouses' and/or children or surviving spouses'; and/or children of a veteran with permanent and total service-connected disability: whose deaths were service connected, or; who died of any cause while rated permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected disability. Learn more at the VA website.