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Veterans Administration Benefits

Johns Hopkins is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the training of veterans and the widows and children of deceased veterans under the provisions of the various federal laws pertaining to veterans’ educational benefits.  Information about veterans’ benefits is available at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Students should use the GI Bill Comparison Tool to learn more about Johns Hopkins and determine GI Bill benefits while attending the university.  The GI Bill Comparison Tool can be found here.

Students eligible for Post 9/11, Chapter 33 veterans’ benefits register in the same manner as non-veterans students.  A partial tuition payment is made by the Department of Veterans Affairs directly to the university.  The amount of payment is governed by the student’s eligibility established by the VA.  The student is responsible for the remaining tuition.
 

Initial Enrollment

Questions regarding enrollment procedures for the Bloomberg School of Public Health may be directed to the VA Certifying Official, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Registrar’s Office, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Suite E1002, Baltimore, MD  21205 or by email to bfreels1@jhu.edu.  To obtain veterans’ educational benefits the student must comply with the following procedures:

Once admitted to the University, the student must apply for benefits with the VA.  Students are encouraged to apply for VA benefits online at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website by clicking the “Apply for Benefits” icon in the center of the page.  The VA will issue a “Certificate of Eligibility” to the student indicating the percentage of benefit rate, duty status, and eligibility for Yellow Ribbon.  A copy of the completed application along with a certified copy of the DD-214, (not required for active duty members), is sent to the VA Certifying Official, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Registrar’s Office, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Suite E1002, Baltimore, MD  21205 or via email to bfreels1@jhu.edu

Eligible dependents of veterans should refer to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to obtain the correct application form depending on the dates of service of the veteran.  

 

Re-enrollment

Students who are receiving veterans’ benefits must inform the Certifying Official at the time of registration that they wish to be re-certified for each term they register to ensure timely processing of VA benefits and to avoid penalties.  Students receiving veterans’ benefits must take courses that lead toward the exact objective (usually a specific degree) on the original VA application.  Otherwise, they must submit a Request for Change of Program (VA Form 22-1995). 

Students using veterans’ benefits must let their Certifying Official know immediately of any change in their status or program that might affect the amount of their payment from the VA.  If the student fails to do so, the Department of Veterans Affairs will seek reimbursement from the student for any overpayment.
 

Standards of Progress

Continuation of VA payments depends on the student’s meeting the University’s academic standards for all students.  The student must also meet any standards of progress which may be established by VA regulations.        
 

Tuition Assistance (TA)

Students on active duty or who are a drilling reservist/ national guard member may be eligible for this type of assistance.  In most cases, students can apply for TA online; however rules vary from service-to-service.  Learn more about all tuition assistance programs at Military.com. Students may also use the following resources: College ScorecardThe College NavigatorFinancial Aid Shopping Sheet, and Paying for College.

The return of TA funds schedule is as follows:

The return of any TA funds willl be returned directly to the military service, not to the service member.
 

Resource Toolkit for All Veterans

AccessibilityStudent Information System 
(SIS Self-Service)
Admissions Office

JHSPH Guidebook

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(JHED)
CalendarJohns Hopkins Student Assistance 
Program (JHSAP)
Campus MapOffice of Career Services
Certificate ProgramsOffice of Housing and Residential Life
CoursePlusOffice of Student Life

Credit Transfer Policy
(Page 17)

Parking and Transportation
Deans for Students NetworkStudent Accounts & Business Services
Degree ProgramsStudent Insurance
English for Academic Purposes

Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE)

FERPAStudent's Right to Know
Financial Aid OfficeWriting Resources

Questions regarding enrollment procedures for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health may be directed to the VA Certifying Official, Ms. Barbara Freels, at (410) 502-0720 or via e-mail at bfreels1@jhu.edu.