Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill

Request for Certification Form
Remember to turn in your Request for Certification Form each semester after you have registered for classes to the VA Coordinator.



For individuals who served 90 aggregate days of active duty service on or after 09/11/01 and have an honorable discharge. Starting on August 1, 2009 active duty service members may be eligible to transfer their Post 9/11 GI Bill entitlement to dependents and/or spouses. Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill students may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Application Process:
Veterans or Active Duty
Spouses or Dependents
John Fry Scholarship

Books and Supplies Stipends:
The books and supplies stipend is paid directly to you. It pays out $41.67 per credit hour up to $1000 per academic year. NOTE: These amounts are based on 100% eligibility. If your eligibility percentage is below 100, the payments will be prorated at your percentage.

Housing Stipends:
For each month that you are attending classes, you will receive your housing stipend the first day of the following month. For example, for the month of September you will receive that payment on October 1st. Please be aware that partial months of attendance are pro-rated. For example, August and December are pro-rated for the fall semester. You will receive this payment as long as you are not active duty or an active duty spouse. It is based on Waco's zip code (76706) even if you are in another city completing a program offered by Baylor University. The monthly BAH payment can be calculated at the following website: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bah.cfm. NOTE: These amounts are based on 100% eligibility. If your eligibility percentage is below 100, the payments will be calculated at your percentage.

Tuition and Fee Payment Rates:
Baylor can only certify to the VA tuition and mandatory fees for the courses that fall in your degree plan. Mandatory fees include the General Student Fee, Administrative Fee, Matriculation Fee, Laboratory/Course Fee(s), Chapel Fee, HSB Information Resource Fee, Applied Music Fee, and Student Bar Association Fee (Law students). Any tuition and/or fee specific award(s) must be deducted from the amount certified to the VA.

Restored Tuition and Fee Rates - Students who have been continuously enrolled at Baylor on or before January 4, 2011.
Private School Tuition and Fee Cap - Students who enrolled at Baylor after January 4, 2011. For those who meet eligibility requirements, tuition and mandatory fees not covered by the Cap may be covered through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Baylor Procedures:
To view a timeline of Baylor's VA Chapter 33 certification procedure click here.
To view information about obtaining your Baylor student account credit balance refund (if applicable) click here.

Helpful Baylor Links:
List of Frequently Asked Questions
Definitions of commonly used Terminology