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Veteran Affairs Benefits

Arizona Christian University complies with Title 38 United States Code, Section 3679. Arizona Christian University is approved for the training of veterans and eligible dependents under the VA Chapters 30, 31, 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill®, 35, and 1606. Students should contact the local Veterans Administration office for a “Certificate of Eligibility” (COE) or go online to www.va.gov/education/ and print their COE (or a VAF 28-1905 form for Chapter 31 authorization purposes) well in advance of plans to attend Arizona Christian University. Please note that not all degree programs at Arizona Christian University are approved for use of VA Chapter benefits. Students will want to verify their program is approved prior to enrollment. Below is a checklist of what is necessary to certify a student’s VA benefits:

  • Official transcripts from all prior institutions including military training, college coursework, and vocational training. The university will need to evaluate all previous education and training as required in (38CFR 21.4253(d) (3)) Prior Education and Training and according to our Transfer Credit Policy.
  • Certificate of Eligibility, Statement of Benefits obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website, or VAF 28-1905 form.
  • VA approved ACU Degree/Program Plan.
  • ACU Degree/Program Plan that is SAA approved for Veterans Education Benefits.
  • ACU Class Schedule.
  • ACU Student Account Statement.

 

Under Title 38 United States Code Section 3679, which covered individuals (i.e., any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Readiness and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits) can attend or participate in their education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility. A “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website – eBenefit, or a VA form 28-1905 for Chapter 31 authorization purposes and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the Institution.
  2. Ninety (90) days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

A student’s account will not be considered delinquent due to the delayed disbursement funding from the VA under Chapter 31 or 33.

Any questions concerning veterans and war orphan benefits should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid. Please also visit the VA website, benefits.va.gov/gibill/ for additional information.

 

Active Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Arizona Christian University is authorized to receive Military Tuition Assistance as approved by the Department of Defense. Active service members may apply for those benefits on their respective military division websites.

 

Refund of Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Military Tuition Assistance is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period of enrollment for which the assistance is awarded. 

When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the new Department of Defense policy, Arizona Christian University will return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. 

Calculation: When a student officially withdraws from a course, the date of withdrawal will be used as the last date of attendance. If a student stops attending without officially withdrawing, Arizona Christian University will determine the last date of attendance based on information received from faculty. The amount returned will be the difference between the amount of TA disbursed and the amount earned. The earned amount of TA is based on the percentage of the calendar days completed divided by the total calendar days in the enrollment period.

If a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, and the service member notifies the school of his or her obligation, Arizona Christian University will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion.

Questions About Admissions?
Contact the Office of Admissions at (602) 489-5300