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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.
Questions regarding enrollment procedures may be directed to the School Certifying Officials in the University Registrar’s Office at email@example.com To obtain veterans’ educational benefits the student must comply with the following procedures.
Once admitted to the University, students 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 review the application. A “Certificate of Eligibility Letter” will be issued to eligible students indicating the percentage of benefit rate, duty status, and eligibility for Yellow Ribbon. In the interim, students may begin enrolling in courses and can print and submit a "Post 9/11 GI Bill® Statement of Benefits" from the Vets.gov website while awaiting the issuance of the "Certificate of Eligibility Letter". A copy of the “Certificate of Eligibility Letter” or the “Statement of Benefits” should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org when available.
Students are also required to complete the Student Acknowledgement Section in SIS Self-Service -- https://sis.jhu.edu/sswf. From the main dashboard, go to the Billing tab. Select 'Third Party Payers', click the 'Add New' button, and then select 'Veterans Affairs (VA) and Chapter of benefits'. Check the box to acknowledge and sign and click the 'Submit' button.
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.
Information about the Yellow Ribbon Program can be found here.
Students are required to complete the Student Acknowledgement Section in SIS Self-Service -- https://sis.jhu.edu/sswf -- for each term of enrollment at the School. From the main dashboard, go to the Billing tab. Select 'Third Party Payers', click the 'Add New' button, and then select 'Veterans Affairs (VA) and Chapter of benefits'. Check the box to acknowledge and sign and click the 'Submit' button.
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 Scorecard, The College Navigator, Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, and Paying for College.
The return of TA funds schedule is as follows:
Week 1 – 100%
Week 2 - 100%
Week 3 - 60%
Week 4 - 40%
Week 5 - 20%
The return of any TA funds willl be returned directly to the military service, not to the service member.
Internal Resource Toolkit for All Veterans
- Maryland's Commitment to Veterans
- National Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 and press 1, or text 838255 (call 911 in an emergency)
Questions regarding enrollment procedures may be directed to School Certifying Official at 410-516-6635 or via e-mail at email@example.com.