Apply for Benefits through the DVA
Prior to being certified at Loyola, you must first apply for GI Bill® education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. There are several types of benefits, so you should first review the various offerings on the GI Bill website to determine which program you may be eligible for.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
After assessing your eligibility, you can apply for benefits online at Vets.gov. For comprehensive assistance with the application process, you can call the VA at 1-888-442-4551 or email your inquiry through the Ask VA (AVA) portal. The VA will review your application and issue you a Certificate of Eligibility letter, which confirms your type of benefit, the number of months of benefits remaining, and the date benefits expire. It takes 4-6 weeks to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.
Inform Loyola of Your Eligibility
To begin the certification process at Loyola, forward your Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After registering for classes, submit a Loyola Veterans Benefits Registration Form. This form needs to be completed for each semester that you wish to receive benefits. Loyola's School Certifying Official (SCO) will then certify your enrollment with the VA, which will trigger processing and payment. Processing takes anywhere from nine days to ten weeks before payment authorization is made. To ensure that payment is not delayed, submit the Loyola Veterans Benefits Registration Form as soon as you are registered.
To inquire into the status of your benefits, log into eBenefits.
Loyola University Maryland offers an unlimited amount of Yellow Ribbon money to an unlimited number of students. If you are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program, the money will automatically be added to your account. For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program please visit www.loyola.edu/yellow-ribbon.
For additional information about using VA Benefits at Loyola, please visit the Loyola Records Office webpage.
Maryland National Guard
Loyola waives 50% of a Guard member’s tuition. To receive this benefit, submit a signed copy of your State Tuition Waiver Letter to David Alexander, Bursar, email@example.com, 410-617-2185. Students must submit this letter each semester, and they are responsible for the remaining tuition and fees (registration, graduation, lab etc.).