Veterans' Benefits

Stevenson University is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the training of veterans under the Veterans Readjustment Benefits Act of 1966, Public Law 89-358.

A veteran desiring to determine eligibility under any of the VA chapters may obtain information and an application at <www.gibill.va.gov>. After a notice of eligibility has been received from the VA, the student should contact the certifying official in the Registrar's Office to request certification of enrollment. The veteran will meet with a certifying official to review all paperwork and complete the necessary forms. Each semester, a "Declaration of Intent" form should be completed. This form is available in the Registrar's Office or on the Registrar's Office website. Completion of the form signals the student's intent to receive veterans' benefits for the upcoming semester.

Beginning, August 2009, veterans who are eligible may receive benefits under Chapter 33 (The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.) Veterans should contact the VA to determine their eligibility for this specific program. Stevenson University also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for those students who qualify for 100% eligibility in Chapter 33. The certifying officials in the Registrar's Office do not advise veterans about the selection of a program nor provide estimates of allotments.

All allowance checks are sent directly to the veteran by the VA except for those in Chapter 33. Any inquiries regarding these checks should be made directly to the VA. The veteran should be prepared to pay his or her own tuition and fees at the beginning of each semester since the checks do not arrive until approximately eight weeks after the VA process is completed.