Baker College Veteran Benefits

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GI BILL®, Fry Scholarship, & Yellow Ribbon Payments

Baker College certifies for Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Fry Scholarship, and is a Yellow Ribbon participating school. Students who are approved for these benefits are responsible for turning in their Certificate of Eligibility (COE), to the OneStop Office or vet2vet@baker.edu, upon receipt.  Once a COE is received students can see their benefits as "pending" toward their semester charges on the Student Portal. Students can access the Student Portal on the View Balance or Make a Payment page on MyBaker by selecting Make a Payment.
 
If a student is using veteran assistance (VA) benefits through one of these programs to pay for tuition and fees any portion of these charges, not covered, is due by the published due date of each semester. Baker College allows the cost of books/supplies to be charged to the student account, which provides the VA time to release the book stipend to the student. Visit the Books & Supplies Information knowledge base article for further details. Please note that books/supplies balances are not considered covered by these programs, as these funds are paid directly to the student. If the student has not received his or her VA book stipend, by the published due date for the semester, the student is still responsible for payment of the balance.  Please refer to the Important Dates & Information article for semester due dates.  A $50 late fee is applied, in accordance with these dates, for any balance still outstanding that is not covered by the GI Bill®, Fry Scholarship, or Yellow Ribbon.
 
If a student needs assistance paying a balance he or she may be eligible for financial aid or enrollment in a payment plan. Please refer to the Payment Plan Options article for information on available payment plans. For more information on applying for financial aid visit the Financial Aid Process knowledge base category. A student may also contact OneStop at onestop@baker.edu or 1-833-691-7867.
 
Baker College does not impose a penalty on students in the event payment is delayed for any portion of their balance covered by the GI Bill®, Fry Scholarship, or Yellow Ribbon. Delays in payment of these benefits does not result in a late fee or prevent students from registering, continuing in their current courses, or maintaining access to other Baker College services. If any portion of a balance, originally covered by these programs, is later denied payment by VA, the student is responsible for payment of that portion of the balance. Some common reasons for a partial payment are withdrawals from courses, a change in student eligibility, or loss of eligibility/exhaustion of benefits. 
 
Beginning January 5, 2021 there were changes to the policy regarding the return of GI Bill®, Fry Scholarship, or Yellow Ribbon tuition benefits paid for courses dropped or withdrawn. Previously there were instances in which a withdrawal from a course for which tuition benefits were already paid by these programs would result in a student debt for the tuition overpayment to VA. The recent changes to this policy now require that schools and training programs be financially responsible, instead of the student, for tuition payments directly paid to an educational institution under Post-9/11 GI Bill®, the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement program, and advance payments of initial educational assistance. In the event a student withdraws from a course VA will calculate the portion of the tuition payment that must be returned from the school. The return of funds for a course previously covered by GI Bill®, Fry Scholarship, or Yellow Ribbon may result in a balance due to the college if the tuition refund for the withdrawal does not meet or exceed the amount of the tuition payment returned to VA. For details on the tuition refund policy at Baker College please see the knowledge base article, Class Withdrawal and Refund Policies.
 
Questions regarding VA certifications should be directed to vet2vet@baker.edu.
 
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site.
 

Veteran Readiness & Employment Service (Chapter 31) Payments

Baker College is notified by a student's Veteran Readiness Counselor of his or her eligibility for Chapter 31 benefits. Once notice of eligibility is received students can see their benefits as "pending" toward their semester charges on the Student Portal. Students can access the Student Portal on the View Balance or Make a Payment page on MyBaker by selecting Make a Payment. Additionally, approved students are issued a book credit for the purchase of books/supplies. For additional details on book credits at Baker College visit the Books & Supplies Information knowledge base article.
 
If a student is using veteran assistance (VA) benefits through the Veteran Readiness & Employment Service (Chapter 31) to pay for tuition, fees, and books/supplies any portion of these charges, not covered by this benefit, are due by the published due date of each semester. Please refer to the Important Dates & Information article for semester due dates. A $50 late fee is applied, in accordance with these dates, for any balance still outstanding that is not covered by Chapter 31 benefits.
 
Invoices for approved tuition, fees, and books/supplies are issued directly to the Department of Veteran Affairs. Payment for these charges are issued directly to Baker College and applied to the student billing account balance. Baker College does not impose a penalty on students in the event payment is delayed for any portion of their balance covered by Chapter 31 benefits. Delays in payment of these benefits does not result in a late fee or prevent students from registering, continuing in their current courses, or maintaining access to other Baker College services. If any portion of a balance, originally covered by Chapter 31 benefits, is later denied payment by VA the student is responsible for payment of that portion of the balance. 
 
Questions regarding VA certifications should be directed to vet2vet@baker.edu.
 
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site.
 

Other Benefits

Benefits that are paid directly to the student and not the college:
  • Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (Chapter 30)
  • VA Education Benefits for Survivors and Dependents (Chapter 35)
  • Chapter 1606 Reserve GI Bill®
  • GI Bill® Housing Allowance
  • GI Bill® Book Stipend
The above listed VA benefit payments do not extend the balance due date for any semester. Students utilizing these benefits will be required to have the balance for each semester paid in full by the published due date or enrolled in a payment plan. Any balance not paid by the published due date for the semester may be subject to a late fee. 
 
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site.
 
For additional questions regarding veteran benefits email vet2vet@baker.edu or click the "Submit a Ticket" button. 
 
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Article ID: 131070
Created
Wed 4/7/21 1:36 PM
Modified
Thu 6/13/24 2:40 PM

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