Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much money will I get under the amended Post-9/11 GI Bill?
A. The Post-9/11 GI Bill recently capped tuition and fee payments for eligible individuals attending private schools at $21,970.46 for the 2016-17 academic year. Go here for more details.
Q. How do I verify my enrollment?
A. You must submit the Student Data Form to the Office of the University Registrar/Medical School Registrar. The form can be submitted in person or by fax, mail, or as an email attachment. This form must be completed after registration every term in order to begin the certification process. Submitting the form late will result in a delay in processing/receiving funds.
Q. When will I receive my benefits from the VA?
A. The approximate turnaround time is 6-8 weeks after the submission of the Student Data Form to the Office of the University Registrar.
Q. When will I receive my housing benefits from the VA?
A. If applicable, payment will be sent to you at the beginning of each month. For specific information, please contact the VA.
Q. When will I receive my books and supplies stipend from the VA?
A. The books and supplies stipend is paid along with the BAH benefit. A lump sum, up to $1000, is paid each semester you are certified.
Q. Can I apply for Yellow Ribbon if I have not been admitted?
A. No. Only admitted students are considered for Yellow Ribbon.
Q. When will I be notified if a Yellow Ribbon is awarded?
A. The respective financial aid office reviews Yellow Ribbon applicants and notifies selected students as soon as decisions are made. The time frame varies among the schools. Financial aid email addresses can be found here.
Q. How will my VA benefits affect my financial aid package?
A. The respective registrar's office will forward your COE to the appropriate financial aid office. At that time the financial aid office will use the anticipated VA award amount in consideration with all applicable financial aid. Once matriculated any specific questions must be addressed to your financial aid office.
Q. What documents do I need to send to the Veterans Education Benefits Office/Office of the University Registrar?
A. New benefit applicants:
- Copy of application to Duke
- Copy of Duke acceptance letter
- Copies of all official transcripts listed on Duke application
- Veteran's Benefits Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
- Change of Program or Place of Training form (required if you have previously received VA Educational benefits)
- Student Data Form