Students who have been or are currently serving in the military may be eligible for VA Educational Benefits. Some benefits are also available to spouses or dependents of veterans. For information on selecting the right benefits for you, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Education and training Website. Below is a step by step guide to using your benefits.

  1. Apply for Benefits. Once admitted to KGI, you will need to complete your application for VA Benefits. Your VA Benefits Application can take up to eight weeks to be processed so it is recommended to begin this process as early as possible. If you prefer to submit a paper application please submit it to the KGI Certifying Official.
  2. Contact KGI’s Certifying Official. Once you have received your Certificate of Eligibility you will need to turn in a copy of the following documents:
    -Certificate of Eligibility
    -DD-214
    -Class Schedule
  3. Keep Us Updated. Please notify KGI’s Certifying Official of any changes to your benefits, course schedule, and address. Failure to notify the KGI Certifying Official could result in payment delay/benefits ceasing.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Your actual tuition & fees may exceed the amount your Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay if you are attending a private school or are attending a public school as a nonresident student. For this reason, KGI is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement. Eligibility may vary. For more information please visit the Yellow Ribbon Program website.

Contact Information

For more information on your benefits as well as checking the status of your benefits application, please contact the VA directly at 1.800.827.1000 or visit benefits.va.gov/gibill.

For more information about KGI and the use of your benefits on our campus, please contact the Financial Aid office at 909.607.8590 or via email at Financial_Aid@kgi.edu.