GI Bill® Education Benefit
Kentucky State University is an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) approved for training of service members, veterans, and their eligible family members. Students can determine their GI Bill® Education benefits eligibility by clicking on the ‘For Students’ tab at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ or by contacting the VA directly at 1-888-442-4551. The Director, Veterans and Military Student Affairs will assist all service members, veterans, and their family members/dependents with all actions associated with eligibility determination, military connected questions, and the enrollment certification process.
The Office of Veterans and Military Student Affairs supports all military connected students to include service members, veterans, and their family members regardless if the students are eligible for GI Bill® Education benefits. Those students eligible for VA GI Bill® Education benefits are required to notify the Director, Veterans and Military Student Affairs of any changes to their student status during any given semester for which the student receives GI Bill® Education benefits.
GI Bill® Education Benefit Certification Process
All eligible students who wish to use their GI Bill® Education benefit are required to complete and submit the Military Student Enrollment Reporting Form no later than 30 days after classes begin for the semester. By signing and submitting the Military Student Enrollment Reporting Form, the student gives the School Certifying Official (SCO) on behalf of Kentucky State University permission to report enrollment to the Department of Veterans Affairs which will result in benefit processing and subsequent disbursement upon VA validation. The Military Student Enrollment Reporting Form must be completed each semester the student wishes to be certified by the SCO. The Director, Veterans and Military Student Affairs will coordinate with the Accounting and Bursar Offices to ensure that GI Bill® Education benefit disbursements are applied to the appropriate student’s account in a timely manner. Students are required to report any changes to his/her enrollment to the Director, Veterans and Military Student Affairs immediately. Failure to report any changes may result in student reimbursement obligations to the Department of Veterans Affairs.