Veteran Benefits - Capital University Law School

Veteran Benefits

  • Capital University is approved to provide education to eligible veterans, widows and children of veterans and reservists. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines your eligibility and equivalent educational benefits.

    Finding the Benefits for You: 

    With all the educational benefits available, it can be difficult to determine which benefit is best for you. We have provided a list of available benefits with links to additional information to get you started. You can also use the Road Map for Success tool on the VA Website to help you choose the best option and lead you through the application process.

    Applying for VA Program Benefits: 

    Complete the Application for Benefits form on the VA Web site. See below for a list of benefit options, and you can contact the VA at 1.888.GIBILL1 (1.888.442.4551) to help determine your eligibility.

    If you have used VA benefits in the past and have since changed schools or major programs, complete a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training. Please email an electronic copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to


    Veterans can go on the GI Bill™ website on the main page and on the right side about half way down; you will find “EBenefits”. You can register to see all of your education benefits.

    Step by Step process: 

    • Once you have turned in your certificate of eligibility to the Office of Financial Aid we will report your credit hours and your tuition and fees less institutional awards to the Department of Veteran Affairs after the add/drop period each semester.

    • After we submit your information to the Department of Veteran Affairs they will review your certificate of enrollment and send you a correspondence verifying that we have certified your current enrollment. 

    • Next, funds will be sent to either you or to us directly to be applied to your tuition bill depending on your benefits. If the funds are sent to Capital the Office of Student Accounts will apply the funds to your account and you will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid through email of the arrival. If a credit is created on your account you will receive a refund once you complete a Refund Request Form.

    Using Loans with Veteran Benefits:

    If you complete a FAFSA you will be eligible to accept educational loans that will be outlined on your financial aid award letter. If the steps to accepting loans are completed by the beginning of August the funds will disburse approximately one week before the start of class. Once the funds disburse they will be applied to your balance and if the funds exceed the balance a credit will be created. If a credit is created on your account you will receive a refund once you complete a Refund Request Form. If you did not set up direct deposit two weeks prior to the start of classes a refund check will be sent to the Law School Office of Financial Aid for pick up.

    Veteran Resources: 

    • Ohio Department of Veteran Services: 614-644-0898 
    • Franklin County Veteran Services: 614-525-2500
    • Columbus Vet Center: 614-257-5550 

    Both the federal government and nonprofit organizations offer money for college to veterans, future military personnel, active duty personnel, or those related to veterans or active duty personnel. The US Department of Education website has provided an extensive collection of these resources. Click here for more information.

    Never hesitate to reach out when someone you know is in need of help to the Veteran Crisis Line.

    Benefit Options: 

    Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Select Reserve (MGIB-SR)
    Members of the Reserve or National Guard who enlist, reenlist, or extend an enlistment after 6/30/85, for a period of 6 years. Learn more at the VA website. 

    Chapter 1607 - Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)
    Provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve that are called or ordered to active duty in response to war or national emergency declared by the President or Congress. Learn more at the VA website. 

    Chapter 30 - GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
    Persons entering active duty on 7/1/85 or later and made monthly contributions of $100 for 12 months. Persons must have finished 3 years of active duty, or 2 years active duty and 4 years in the selected reserve. Learn more at the VA website. 

    Chapter 31 -Vocational Rehabilitation
    Veterans of World War II or thereafter whose service-connected disability, as determined by the VA, entitles them to benefits under this chapter. Learn more at the VA website. 

    Chapter 32 - (VEAP)
    Persons entering service between 1/1/77 and 6/30/85, who made monthly or lump-sum contributions to the program while on active duty. Learn more at the VA website. 

    Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill
    For individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. If approved at 100%, Capital will match $6,000 of benefits provided by the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students receiving this benefit are not eligible for any other institutional aid. See the VA website for more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program. Learn more at the VA website. 

    Chapter 35 -Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance
    Needs appropriate file number to process. Open to spouses' and/or children or surviving spouses'; and/or children of a veteran with permanent and total service-connected disability: whose deaths were service connected, or; who died of any cause while rated permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected disability. Learn more at the VA website.