Benefit Type

Post 9/11 CH 33, Service Member

The Post 9/11 (CH 33) provides education benefits for those who have served on active duty for 90 days or more after September 10, 2001. The payment rate depends on how much active-duty time a member has.

  1. If you are a service member using Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®(CH 33) for the first time, submit the online application (22-1990) and select ‘start your application without signing in’. After this is complete, the VA will send a Certificate of Eligibility by mail. You may also download a copy from ebenefits.va.gov when available.
  2. It will take the VA approximately 30 days to mail the Certificate of Eligibility. Once received, you may submit the form(s) to the Office of Veteran Services via scanning and e-mailing (pictures are not accepted), or by mail, fax, or drop off: veterans@csuniv.edu.
  3. If you are admitted to a program at Charleston Southern University and you are ready to enroll, you will need to complete and submit the CSU Benefits Authorization Form. It can also be found here. You will need to submit a form every term you wish to use your benefits. The Office of Veteran Services will send a reminder to all students when the time comes.
  1. Once all paperwork has been submitted to Veteran Services, students’ names are submitted to Student Accounts so that payments from the VA are expected on their behalf (CH 33 ONLY).
  2. Office of Veteran Services will report the number of hours and base tuition prior to the start of the semester to initiate book and monthly housing allowance payments from the VA (CH 33 ONLY).
    • After the last day to add a class, additional fees associated with classes will be reported to the VA, as well as an adjustment in hours (if applicable).
  3. Payments are distributed as such:
    • Tuition is paid directly to the school.
    • Book allowance is directly deposited into the bank account provided during the application process approximately two weeks before the semester starts, provided paperwork is submitted reasonably (CH 33 ONLY).
    • Monthly housing allowances are also directly deposited into the bank account provided during the application process. MHA is paid at the end of every month during the school semester. For example, the monthly housing for August will be directly deposited on August 31stor September 1st. Monthly housing deposits will work the same way each month for both CH 33 and CH 35.

 

Also, MHAs are prorated for the first and last month of each semester (August, December, January and May). This is because students are not paid for days that are not included in the semester.

Post 9/11 CH 33, Transfer of Benefits Dependent/Spouse

A special provision of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® program allows career Service members the option of sharing their education benefits with immediate family members. If service members are eligible for the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® program, they can use the Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) page in milConnect to request a transfer of their DoD educational benefits.

  • Service members can transfer up to 36 months of unused education benefits to their eligible dependents.
  • If service members have already used some of their benefits, they can transfer what they have not used.
  • Service members can initiate a transfer of education benefit months to their dependents (the student) while they are on Active Duty. After a service member separates or retires, they can only reallocate those months that were transferred while on Active Duty unless a dependent to whom the service member allocated benefits passes away and they have other eligible dependents.
    • If you are a dependent of a veteran or active duty service member using Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (CH 33) for the first time, submit the online application (22-1990E) and select ‘start your application without signing in’.After this is complete, the VA will send a Certificate of Eligibility by mail.
    • It will take the VA approximately 30 days to mail the Certificate of Eligibility. Once received, you may submit the form(s) to the Office of Veteran Services via scanning and e-mailing (pictures are not accepted), to veterans@csuniv.edu.
    • If you are admitted to a program at Charleston Southern University and you are ready to enroll, you will need to complete and submit the CSU Benefits Authorization Form. It can also be found here.You will need to submit a form every term you wish to use your benefits. The Office of Veteran Services will send a reminder to all students when the time comes.
  1. Once all paperwork has been submitted to Veteran Services, students’ names are submitted to Student Accounts so that payments from the VA are expected on their behalf (CH 33 ONLY).
  2. Office of Veteran Services will report the number of hours and base tuition prior to the start of the semester to initiate book and monthly housing allowance payments from the VA (CH 33 ONLY).
    • After the last day to add a class, additional fees associated with classes will be reported to the VA, as well as an adjustment in hours (if applicable).
  3. Payments are distributed as such:
    • Tuition is paid directly to the school.
    • Book allowance is directly deposited into the bank account provided during the application process approximately two weeks before the semester starts, provided paperwork is submitted reasonably (CH 33 ONLY).
    • Monthly housing allowances are also directly deposited into the bank account provided during the application process. MHA is paid at the end of every month during the school semester. For example, the monthly housing for August will be directly deposited on August 31stor September 1st. Monthly housing deposits will work the same way each month for both CH 33 and CH 35.

Also, MHAs are prorated for the first and last month of each semester (August, December, January and May). This is because students are not paid for days that are not included in the semester.

DEA CH 35, Dependents’ Education Assistance

Offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or because of a service-related condition.

Monthly stipend does not pay Tuition and Fees. Tuition and Fees are the responsibility of the student.

  1. If you are a dependent (child or spouse) of a 100% disabled and/or deceased veteran, using Dependents Education Assistance (DEA)Program (CH 35) for the first time, submit the online application(22-5490) and select ‘start your application without signing in’. After this is complete, the VA will send a Certificate of Eligibility by mail.
  2. It will take the VA approximately 30 days to mail the Certificate of Eligibility. Once received, you may submit the form(s) to the Office of Veteran Services via scanning and e-mailing (pictures are not accepted), to veterans@csuniv.edu.
  3. If you are admitted to a program at Charleston Southern University and you are ready to enroll, you will need to complete and submit the CSU Benefits Authorization Form. It can also be found here. You will need to submit a form every term you wish to use your benefits. The Office of Veteran Services will send a reminder to all students when the time comes.
  1. Veteran Services will report the number of hours and base tuition prior to the start of the semester to initiate monthly housing allowance payments from the VA.
  2. Payments are distributed as such:
    • Monthly housing allowances are also directly deposited into the bank account provided during the application process. MHA is paid at the end of every month during the school semester. For example, the monthly housing for August will be directly deposited on August 31st or September 1st.

Also, MHAs are prorated for the first and last month of each semester (August, December, January and May). This is because students are not paid for days that are not included in the semester.

SGT Fry Scholarship (CH 33)

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001.

  1. If you are a dependent (child or spouse) of a service member who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, using the CH 33 SGT Fry Scholarship  for the first time, submit the online application (22-5490) and select ‘start your application without signing in’. Click to start your application. After this is complete, the VA will send a Certificate of Eligibility by mail.
  2. It will take the VA approximately 30 days to mail the Certificate of Eligibility. Once received, you may submit the form(s) to the Office of Veteran Services via scanning and e-mailing (pictures are not accepted), to veterans@csuniv.edu.
  3. If you are admitted to a program at Charleston Southern University and you are ready to enroll, you will need to complete and submit the CSU Benefits Authorization Form. It can also be found here. You will need to submit a form every term you wish to use your benefits.The Office of Veteran Services will send a reminder to all students when the time comes.
  1. Once all paperwork has been submitted to Veteran Services, students’ names are submitted to Student Accounts so that payments from the VA are expected on their behalf.
  2. Office of Veteran Services will report the number of hours and base tuition prior to the start of the semester to initiate book and monthly housing allowance payments from the VA.
    • After the last day to add a class, additional fees associated with classes will be reported to the VA, as well as an adjustment in hours (if applicable).
  3. Payments are distributed as such:
    • Tuition is paid directly to the school.
    • Book allowance is directly deposited into the bank account provided during the application process approximately two weeks before the semester starts, provided paperwork is submitted reasonably.

Veterans’ Readiness + Employment Services (VR&E)

The VA’s Veteran Readiness and Employment Services program provides workforce-related assistance to veterans with service-connected disabilities, as well as vocational counseling to active duty service members and veterans who have recently separated from active duty. Information about vocational counseling and special rehabilitation services is also available to dependents of veterans who meet certain program eligibility requirements.

  1. You can apply for vocational rehabilitation and employment benefit using a VA Form 28-1900.
  2. If you are currently receiving any of these benefits, you cannot use VONAPP to reapply. Instead, contact the VA Regional Office which handles your benefit by calling 1-800-827-1000.
  3. Mail completed form to your local VR&E Regional Offices using this link to find that address.
  4. Once received at the VA office with jurisdiction over your application you will receive a response from the VA office letting you know the status of your application.
  5. After you have been approved for the program, they will explain how the process works with the schools and notify us of your approval.
  6. CSU will in turn supply VR&E your school enrollment certification and invoice them for your tuition and fees. Complete and return the Benefits Authorization Form.
  7. Slingshot (formerly the Tree of Life) is the company that CSU uses for obtaining books. The tuition and fees that are charged to your account include your books (excludes Accelerated BSN, Master of Education, MS in Nursing, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Physical Therapy). Slingshot FAQs: Please read – It will answer most any question you have pertaining to books.
  8. If there are any bookstore charges on your account, Mrs. Terri Coffelt (tcoffelt@csuniv.edu)  needs a copy of the receipt. You will need to log onto your MyCSU and click on the Campus Bookstore (Slingshot) link to print out receipts.
  9. Your monthly stipend is paid in arrears, so you will not see your first stipend until the end of May or beginning of June for classes starting on May 9th. Keep in mind that stipends are prorated for months when you are not attending the entire month (like May).
  10. If you have not set up your direct deposit with the VA or need to make changes, please select this link, and follow the instructions.
  11. Make sure you complete your FAFSA if you have not already done so. If you are missing documents, verifications, etc., these must be done to receive all your eligible aid.
  12. Please make sure you complete your FERPA question and answer. You will need those when you ask questions about your account. If you want to allow someone else to ask questions on your behalf, they must also know your FERPA question and answer. You can complete your FERPA info here.
  13. If you have not obtained your parking pass, it can be obtained by going online here. Please follow the directions carefully. If you qualify for a free student permit (VR&E students) you will not be presented a “Pick Your Payment” page. You will proceed to the “Review Your Order” page, where it will display a payment method of “No Charge.”
  14. Student IDs are issued in the security office in the Russell West Residence Hall.
  15. A $75 will show up on most commuter’s student account for Dining Dollars. This is added each semester for use in the campus dining facilities. If you do not use it, it will be refunded to your account at the end of the spring semester. This does not apply to graduate students.

CH 1606-Montgomery G.I. Bill®-Selected Reserve

  1. If you are a service member using Selected Reserve (CH 1606) for the first time, submit the online application (22-1990) via this link.
  2. Once you complete the VA application and select submit button you will come to a CONFIRMATION PAGE. Please print this page and return to veterans@csuniv.edu.
  3. To receive your GI Bill® monthly stipend after you receive your VA Certificate of Eligibility call and verify your monthly attendance the last day of each month. The number to call is 1-877-823-2378 and your SSN is the file/claim number.
  4. In order to start the National Guard Tuition Program you must create a ArmyIgnitED account here.
  5. Select ‘Get Started’ in the upper right-hand corner.

 

Below are the instructions that should guide you through the ArmyIgnitED process:

Any amount above that rate is the student responsibility as well as classroom fees, online fees, meal plans, resident hall, etc.

You must apply for FAFSA funding each academic year to be eligible for this program and applications are found here.

Please note that only deployed or over the age of 26 students are considered VETERANS for FAFSA

If you do not meet the above criteria mark NO for those Veterans questions on your FAFSA application

CH 30-Montgomery G.I. Bill®-Active Duty

The Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) can help you pay for education and training programs. If you’ve served at least 2 years on active duty, find out if you qualify for the MGIB-AD program.

How does VA determine how much money I’ll receive?
The amount you’ll receive depends on these factors:

  • Your length of service, and
  • The type of education or training program you choose, and
  • Your category (as defined above), and
  • Whether you qualify for a college fund or kicker, and
  • How much you’ve paid into the $600 Buy-Up program
    Learn more about the $600 Buy-Up program

 

Note: You usually have 10 years to use your MGIB-AD benefits. This may change depending on your situation.

  1. If you are a service memberusing MGIB-AD for the first time, submit the online application (22-1990) here.
  2. Once you complete the VA application and select submit button you will come to a CONFIRMATION PAGE. Please print this page and return to veterans@csuniv.edu.

To receive your GI Bill® monthly stipend after you receive your VA Certificate of Eligibility call and verify your monthly attendance the last day of each month. The number to call is 1-877-823-2378 and your SSN is the file/claim number.


Military and Transfer Credit

Charleston Southern University may offer transfer credit for your military training.
You will need to submit an official transcript to CSU at the below address:                                                                                         

Charleston Southern University
Office of the Registrar  
Student Center West
9200 University Blvd.

N. Charleston, SC 29406

Visit this link. CCAF provides several options for ordering your official transcript as detailed below. Note we do not have the ability to send transcripts electronically at this time. All official transcripts are hard copy.

Option 1: Free online order from CCAF
You may order an official transcript, printed and mailed to the address of your choice, using CCAF’s transcript order form. Keep this processing time in mind if you have a deadline for enrollment, registration, job application, etc. If you are on a deadline you may consider paying for delivery via FedEx using the Credentials Solutions option.
(NOTE: ONLY AVAILABLE IF YOU ARE ACCESSING FROM A .MIL NETWORK)

  • Log in to AFVEC (Air Force Virtual Education Center
  • Under Self Service click “CCAF Student Services”
  • Click “Transcripts”
  • Click “Order CCAF transcript”

 

Option 2: Free written request to CCAF
NOTE:  Please do NOT send any money to CCAF!
Written requests are processed in the order they are received. A written request is typically processed 10-15 days after we receive it.  Please use the CCAF Transcript Ordering Form (link below); ensure you fill out all of the fields and sign with your physical signature. Digital signatures are not sufficient, nor do we accept requests via email. Incomplete or illegible requests will not be processed.  Mail in Transcript Request Form

 

Option 3: First Class Mail and Overnight order through Credentials Solutions    
Order from Credentials Solutions
This third- party company handles our online ordering. You can order through their site at any time and can select delivery via first class mail or Federal Express service. The first- class mail option starts at $2.25 and FedEx at $22.25. Tracking numbers are only offered when using the FedEx service.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These fees are not covered by the Air and Space Force.

Once your order is approved through Credentials, it is transmitted to CCAF electronically. Our staff will print and mail your transcripts. If you are experiencing issues after your order is approved through Credentials, please contact us directly at the numbers listed below.

Questions regarding the above procedures can be directed to CCAF Student Services at (334) 649-5066

Request Official Joint Services Transcript.

  1. Register for a JST account.
  2. Click on the ‘Transcripts’ tab at the top of the page, then click the ‘Official Transcript Request’ tab.
  3. Type in Mississippi State University and click ‘search’ or hit the enter key.
    You may need to scroll through the entire list to ensure you have the correct location.
  4. Verify delivery method.

After you click your desired institution you will be taken to the order page that will show your details (institution selected, your name, rate/rank, etc.). You will be asked if this is the institution you wish to have a transcript sent to. Pay attention to the delivery method.

NOTE:Army and National Guard transcripts can only be ordered and delivered online. All other services, there are two types of delivery methods.

Online Delivery
You can order as many transcripts as needed for on-line delivery.
Transcripts ordered by 11:59 PM central time will be delivered via the web on the next business day after ordered.

U.S. Postal Service Delivery
Only 2 transcripts within 30 days can be ordered due to production and postage costs. Hard copies will be mailed on the next business day after the transcripts are ordered.

Acknowledge Consent Statement
If the location is correct, you will need to click the box at the bottom of the screen stating you have read and agree with the consent statement, then click ‘yes’. You will receive a confirmation page stating the request has been completed.If the location is incorrect, click ‘no’ at the bottom of the page and you will be returned to the list of campuses to allow you to select the correct location.

You can see a history of where transcripts were sent and when they were ordered by clicking on the ‘Official Transcript Request History’ tab.

Request Forms and Contact Information

Toll Free: 1.888.276.9472

Log in here to order your transcript.

Only if your institute is not listed should you use the following form:
Official Transcript Request Form (Army)

USCG ETQC

E-Mail: ETQC-SMB-RO@USCG.MIL

Fax: (757)366-6575

Log in here to order your transcript.

In cases where an official transcript should go to a future employer, to a program manager, or to a special college program, please complete the special mailing form: Official Transcript Special Mailing Request Form

JST Technology Operations Center

E-Mail: jst@doded.mil

Fax: Comm: 850.473.6013 DSN: 753.6013

Log in here to order your transcript.

If you have problems ordering online, use the form located at: Official Transcript Request Form (Special Mail)

JST Technology Operations Center

E-Mail: jst@doded.mil

Fax: Comm: 850.473.6013 DSN: 753.6013

Log in here to order your transcript.

If you have problems ordering online, use the form located at: Official Transcript Request Form (Navy)


Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible active duty, National Guard and Reserve members. Each branch of service is authorized to establish specific eligibility criteria. Service members should contact their local Education Service Officer (ESO) or representative prior to enrolling in college.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the following websites before deciding to attend Charleston Southern University.

This dynamic information and comparison tool is designed specifically to aid participants of DoD’s Tuition Assistance (TA) program in making informed choices on schools and education programs. While this website was designed for the individual user, your Service’s ESO can also be your partner in this process.

CLICK HERE

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What you should do to use your TA at Charleston Southern University (CSU)?
Contact your ESO or representative at your local military installation. Please keep in mind that the availability of TA funds varies by your branch of service or command.

Once you have been admitted to CSU, follow these steps:

  • Contact your CSU academic advisor for your degree program and select your classes each semester. Complete your TA with your respective branch of service.
  • Once approved, submit your approved TA voucher or authorization to the veterans@csuniv.edu. If you are using TA along with VA Educational Benefits, please be sure to let the Veterans Services office know.

These are the links to get you started with using your TA:
Air Force
Army
Army National Guard
Coast Guard
Marines
Navy

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO