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Benefit Information

How to Apply / Use Benefits

  1. Apply:
  2. Certificate of Eligibility, or ebenefits screen shot showing full benefit information.
  3. Submit Laurel Ridge VA certification request form. This form is required each semester.
  4. Send military transcripts.
  5. Meet with Laurel Ridge Veteran Academic Advisor.
  6. Enroll in courses required for VA approved degree/certificate.
  7. Pay balance not covered by Post 9/11.
  8. Students must verify their enrollment with the VA each month.


  • To receive full BAH every day of semester, enroll as a full-time student and 1 in person course.
    • Full time = 12+ credit hours (based on 14 week session)
    • Summer = 7-8 credit hours
    • All online courses = lower BAH
    • Verify your enrollment with Laurel Ridge Veteran Services
  • BAH rate is based on campus zip code for in person class(es)
  • If enrolled at multiple campuses, BAH rate will be campus with equal or majority of in person credits.
  • 100% eligible recipients receive 100% of calculated BAH
  • BAH is deposited 1st day of month into student’s personal bank account for prior month’s attendance days

For more information, visit Laurel Ridge Veteran Services FAQS or GI Bill® Comparison Tool

Tuition and Fees

  • In-state tuition and fees will be paid by VA directly to Laurel Ridge approximately 3 weeks after drop period.
  • If VA is late in payment, Laurel Ridge will wait and not penalize student for 90 days
  • Less than 100% eligibility recipients are responsible for balance
  • Reductions in enrollment may cause a tuition debt to student


  • Book stipend is paid to student approx. 10 days prior to session.
  • Book stipend is $41.67 credit/hour for maximum of $1000/academic year


Please verify all benefit information through military education website or VA education hotline 1-888-442-4551.

Laurel Ridge Veterans Services