Tuition and Fees Reported to the VA

Due to the changes with the Post 9/11 GI BillĀ® 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 to the VA include the following:

  • Barry Scholarship
  • Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)
  • Any other types of institutional aid designated for tuition and fees

Please note this list is not exhaustive. You may contact a VA Certifying Official for further information.

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

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;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • 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) by the first day of class;
  • Provide additional Information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other Institutional policies.

However, such students are responsible for any portion of their account balance not covered by VA educational benefits.