Below are common questions that many prospective and current students have about using their VA benefits at SU. If you are still considering institutions the GI Bill website has a helpful comparison tool to help you find the best school. If you can't find the answer to the questions you have, please e-mail email@example.com.
Can I use my VA educational benefits at SU?
Seattle University is an accredited university. VA Educational benefits can be used to pursue
all of Seattle University’s currently established degree programs.
Does SU offer a tuition discount for veterans?
No. In Washington State some publicly funded state colleges and universities
offer a tuition discount to veterans. While SU, as a private university,
does not offer this discount, we are happy to assist you in utilizing any VA
Educational Benefits that you may be eligible to receive.
Does Seattle University participate in the Yellow Ribbon
I need to get set up to use my VA benefits, what do I need to
Please use the "Financial Aid" link on the left side of the page for instructions to set up your VA benefits.
Do I need to come in for an appointment to turn in my documents?
No. All documents can be submitted using the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail, regular mail or fax using the contact information for the Office of
Student Financial Services or in person. However, just because you do not have to have an appointment does not mean you cannot make one. The certifying official in Student Financial Services and/or the Registrar's Office will be able to meet with you in person. Please contact them using the email@example.com for quickest response.
How much will my payment be for Veterans Benefits? When
will I get paid? What Benefits am I eligible for?
certifying officials do not have this information. Instead, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs directly at 1-888-442-4551
or go to the GI Bill website.
How will my financial aid be affected by my VA educational
Starting in the 2009-10 academic year, most VA benefits are not
considered when determining a student’s eligibility for Federal and State
funding. However, institutional funding may be affected. To
receive the most accurate information, please contact Student Financial
Services to be put in touch with a VA Certifying Official
Do I have to fill out any additional paperwork to receive my VA
Educational Benefits each quarter?
No. Once you have submitted all your paperwork to
the Office of Student Financial Services and have registered for a quarter, a
VA Certifying Official will automatically review your courses for degree
applicability. You will be contacted if
any of courses are found to not apply to your degree. A VA Certifying Official will then
automatically submit your quarterly certification (Form 22-1999) to the
Department of VA for processing.
If I am using the Post 9-11 GI Bill, will I need to pay my bill
out of pocket if the school has yet to receive my tuition and fee payment from
the VA by the tuition due date?
No, the Office of Student Financial Services will
incorporate the anticipated amount of your VA Educational Benefits into your
quarterly bill. You are only responsible
for paying the portion of your bill not covered by your benefits or other types
of financial aid by the tuition due date. If you are receiving Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits you will not be assessed
any financial penalties while the school waits to receive your anticipated
tuition and fee payment from the VA.
How many credits do I need to take each quarter to be eligible
for the Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) under the Post 9-11 GI Bill?
the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters undergraduates need to enroll in at least
7 credits to be eligible to receive the BAH. Graduate students need to be enrolled for at least 4 credits. To receive the maximum amount of BAH you will need to be at full-time status (12 credits for undergraduate; 6 credits for graduate). For courses taken during the Summer Quarter
please contact a VA Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office for clarification. Also, the
Department of VA no longer issues break pay for students using VA Educational
Is there a Common Access Card reader for
veterans to use on campus?
A CAC reader is located in Seattle University's Office of Military Science
which is located in the 13th Avenue Building (behind the Shell station on
12th). Inquire at the front desk for assistance.
What do I do if I am also eligible to receive
veteran cannot utilize federal Tuition Assistance benefits and certain VA
Educational Benefits at the same time so first, find out if the Tuition
Assistance you have is funded federally or by the state. If your Tuition
Assistance is funded by the state, submit your paperwork to the VA Certifying
Official for processing.
What do I do if I am called to Active Duty?
will need to fill out a Military Service Leave of Absence Request which is
in 'Form Downloads' at the bottom right corner of the Seattle University Registrar's Office website. Please also contact the certifying official in the Registrar's Office if you are leaving for active duty.
you return from active duty, contact the Registrar's Office to notify them of
when you plan to return to SU.