Veteran Information

Educational benefits are available to qualified veterans and dependents accepted into degree seeking and certificate programs approved by the Florida State Approving Agency for Veterans’ Training. Determination of eligibility for educational benefits will be made by the VA.

It is the responsibility of the student to become familiar with the procedures and regulations concerning satisfactory standards of progress in order to insure proper and prompt payment of benefits due.

Benefits

Military, Veterans, and Dependents who plan to utilize their VA educational benefits should contact one of the referenced VA School Certifying Officials for student specific guidance in applying VA Education Benefits at Barry University.

Explore the different types of VA benefits for education available by visiting VA Educational Programs

Certification Process

Barry University follows the Dual Certification Process each semester/term for eligible chapters.

The Dual Certification process means Barry University reports your credit/clock hours to the Department of Veterans Affairs with zero tuition and fees known as Enrollment Certification.

This allows the school to certify an enrollment in a timely manner while ensuring the student receives housing allowance, books and supplies stipend and; it allows for more precise report from the schools when they certify tuition and fees to prevent overpayments to the school.

  • *Enrollment Certifications begins on the 1st business day of the month prior to term/semester start date.
  • **Tuition and Fees Certifications begin to be processed day after term/semester add/drop period. Processing time for tuition and fees reporting takes 7-10 business days after add/drop period.

Note: The processing times stated above is Barry University processing times.

*Enrollment Certifications are processed for all students eligible and using VA Education Benefits at Barry University once you have established benefits at this institution.
**Tuition and Fees Certifications are processed only for students using and eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) once you have established benefits at this institution.

Tuition And Fees Reported To The VA

Due to the changes with the Post 9/11 GI Bill® that went into effect in August 2011, the Veterans Administration requires schools to deduct institutional aid and grants that are designated solely for tuition and fees when certifying your enrollment for the semester.

Financial aid awards to be deducted before reporting your tuition and fees to the VA include the following:

  • Barry Scholarship
  • Effective Access to Student Education Grant (EASE), formerly known as Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)
  • Any other types of institutional aid designated for tuition and fees

If you have any questions about any of the deductible aid stated above, you may contact a VA School Certifying Official for further information via email at veterans@barry.edu

Title IV Financial aid funds are not deducted from tuition reported to the VA and include the following:

  • Barry Access Grant
  • PELL Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
  • Work Study
  • Stafford, Perkins and Parent PLUS Loans

THE VA DOES NOT COVER ANY FEES RELATED TO PRIOR LEARNING CREDIT. THIS INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

  • National Testing Programs (CLEP, COMPASS, DSST)
  • Portfolio Review/assessment
  • Challenge exams/test out Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Correspondence CoursesFlorida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
  • Corporate TrainingWork Study
  • Advanced Individual Training (AIT) or Occupational Specialties from DD 214 or Joint Services TranscriptStafford, Perkins and Parent PLUS Loans

VA PENDING PAYMENT COMPLIANCE

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), Barry University adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.

Barry University will not:

  • Prevent the student's enrollment on pending VA funds;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student on pending VA funds;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

To qualify for the provision, such students are required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) at the time of registration. Final deadline by the first day of class;
  • Provide additional Information and/or documentation needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other Institutional policies.

REMINDER: Students are responsible for any portion of their account balance not covered by VA educational benefits. Please follow the Barry University terms and conditions of your registration.