Eligible applicants and their dependents may qualify for veterans' educational benefits that are available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If you think you may be entitled to these benefits, contact the VA's education information hotline at 1-888-442-4551 or go to www.gibill.va.gov.
To use your benefits, you must be admitted to the college in a program approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In general, you will begin to receive your benefits after the Financial Aid Office certifies your enrollment and education plan. You'll receive benefits only during your times of certified enrollment. Contact the Financial Aid Office each semester you plan to use benefits so we can certify your enrollment. It can take two to three months for the federal government to process the benefits application.
First-time applicants for veterans' educational benefits
If you are applying for Veteran education benefits for the first time at Capitol College, you must complete the Capitol College Veterans Certification Form. Upon completion, mail or fax (301-369-2328) this form to the Financial Aid Office.
All new and continuing applicants for veterans' educational benefits
All new and continuing veterans applying for educational benefits must complete a VA registration form for each semester enrolled. You will find more information about these forms located in the MyCapitol portal. For instance, if you are registering for the fall semester, you must complete the fall registration form and send it to the Financial Aid Office before we can send your enrollment certification (VA Form 22-1999) to the VA Payment Processing Center in Buffalo, New York.
You should periodically check with the VA to determine the status of your application.