Knox Theological Seminary is an accredited school recognized by the Veterans Administration (VA). Eligible students may be entitled to receive financial assistance from the VA.
In order for Knox to certify students for Veterans Benefits, the Registrar’s Office will require the following document:
- VA form DD-214
Please submit all necessary information at least one month prior to the tuition billing cycle in order to receive benefits prior to course start dates.
For specific questions regarding benefits and eligibility, please contact the VA directly at 1.888.442.4551, or visit the GI Bill Web Site.
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits may begin classes even if payments from the VA are pending, without any financial penalty or requirement to provide for alternative funding, and with full access to all institutional resources provided to a student of the seminary in good financial standing.
In order to qualify for this provision, students must submit their VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class with a written request to be certified, and respond to any requests for information from the seminary needed to properly certify enrollment as described in other institutional policies.
Post 9/11 GI Bill®
For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments. For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form. [Please list all additional requirements your school will ask a student to satisfy which are permitted under 38 USC 3679(e)] Please see 38 USC 3679(e) for complete details
Where to Start
Students are encouraged to use the VA’s online application in order to receive the fastest response. Below are the paper forms that may also be submitted to begin the process:
- For GI Bill students who have never received benefits: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-1990-ARE.pdf
- For GI Bill students who have received benefits at another institution: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-1995-ARE.pdf
- For dependents of veterans who have never received benefits: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-5490-ARE.pdf
- For dependents of veterans who have received benefits at another institution: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-5495-ARE.pdf
Admission to Advanced Standing for Previous Work
Students receiving VA benefits are required to attend all classes. Excused absences will be granted only for extenuating circumstances substantiated by entries in the student’s files (personal illness, jury duty, active military service, death in the immediate family). Early departures, class cuts, tardiness, etc., for any portion of an hour will be counted as a full hour of absence.
Educational benefits of VA students who accumulate three days of unexcused absences in any calendar month will be terminated for unsatisfactory attendance.
The VA student may petition the school to be recertified for educational benefits after one grading period has elapsed. The school may recertify the student only if it determines the student’s attendance-related problems have been resolved.