Frequently Asked Questions
The following fact sheet provides a quick reference to answer the questions you may have about the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
- Where is the Veterans Resource Center located?
- Will my military credits be counted towards a degree?
- How will my GI bill affect other financial aid?
- Does the GI Bill pay RIC directly for my tuition and fees?
- When do I get my money?
Q: Will my military credits be counted towards a degree?
A: You need to provide the Admissions Office with a copy of your military transcript. They will post the amount of credit recommended by the American Council on Education. It is ultimately up to your department advisor to grant any credit towards your major.
Q: Does the GI Bill pay RIC directly for my tuition and fees?
A: If you qualify for benefits under Chapter 30, Chapter 1606 or Chapter 1607, a monthly benefits check is deposited directly into your personal bank account. If you qualify for Chapter 35 benefits, the check is issued directly to you. Either way, it is your responsibility to ensure payment is received by the RIC Cashier's Office by the tuition payment or deferment deadline. Check here for the current monthly pay charts: www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/rates.htm. Chapter 33 benefits are paid directly to the school. Eligible individuals will also receive a monthly stipend and book stipend. Visit http://gibill.va.gov/CH33Estimator/ to check how much current monthly pay is.
Q: When do I get my money?
A: Students are not certified with the VA until after the add/drop period is over; this will ensure the amount of payment is correct. Payments are retroactive; you will receive pay each month for the preceding month.