Veteran/Military Benefits

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We thank you for your service to our country. 

It is an honor to serve you in return.

Who is the KWU VA Certifying Official?

The VA Certifying Official at KWU is the Registrar, Krista Lough, whose office is located in the K-Dub Hub in Pioneer Hall Room 285.  785-827-5541 X 1264.  Office hours: 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday; other times by appointment.

In What VA / Military Programs does KWU participate?

Veterans Administration Educational Benefits

Varies.

Veteran of US Armed Services, widows of veterans, dependents of disabled or deceased veterans. Contact the KWU Registrar  or your VA Education Benefits Officer forms and details.

Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance (yellow ribbon program)

full tuition; books up to $1,000; monthly housing allowance ($529 to $1,211)

Eligible veterans enrolled in VA-eligible programs can qualify for 100% tuition paid under this program.

What Other Programs are available for VA / Military personnel and dependents?

The U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Federal Student Aid offers advice to members of the Military and their Dependents at this link:

     http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/military

and Scholarship Information for members of the Military and their Dependent at this link:

     http://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/scholarships-for-military.pdf

Veterans and Military personnel and dependents are eligible for the same financial aid programs for which civilians are eligible.  The application forms and processes are the same as well.  Please see those described in detail elsewhere in this Website.

What Is the role of the Student Financial Planning Office in regard to  VA / Military personnel and dependents?

Veterans and Military personnel and dependents are eligible for the same financial aid programs for which civilians are eligible.  The application forms and processes are the same as well.  Please see those described in detail elsewhere in this Website.  Therefore, the Student Financial Planning Office assists Veteran’s and Military personnel and their dependents with the non-VA and non-Military related programs and benefits.

Note that the role of the Student Financial Planning Office also includes integration of the two types of assistance. It is the duty of the SFP Office to assure that regulations and rules governing these programs are followed.  For example:  Some VA or Military benefit programs are specifically awarded for the purpose of paying tuition and/or fees.  Likewise,  the KWU Academic/Activity Scholarships are specific tuition/fees credit awards.  As such, the KWU Academic/Activity Awards may be combined with other specific tuition/fees awards up to the total of KWU tuition and fees.    When the total of these two types of award exceeds the total of tuition and fees, the KWU Academic/Activity Award will be reduced so the combined total of these awards equals the KWU tuition + fees for the term to assure compliance with both sets of rules or regulations.   

Where else can  VA / Military personnel and dependents obtain assistance re: their VA/Military Benefit entitlements and processes?

Both the Military and the Veteran’s Administration have encouraged Financial Aid and  Registrar office personnel to refer Veterans and Military personnel and their dependents to their VA Benefits Counselor or their Education Officer for this guidance and assistance.  We stand ready to help you in any other way we can.