In an effort to serve military students at SBTS or Boyce who would otherwise receive Veterans Educational Benefit funding from eligible institutions, the executive leadership at Southern Seminary approved a grant for these students beginning in January 2023. The grant includes tuition and student enrollment fees. Continuation fees for Doctoral students are not included in the grant.

Read more about the specific policies and procedures here.

To apply for this grant, please submit the 2 documents below to

  1. Application – You can find the application here.
  2. Certificate of Eligibility
    • CH31 (VR&E) Students – Since our institution is no longer eligible, the decision letter you receive from your VR&E counselor will state that you have not been approved. However, you can send us your decision letter as it will state the reason for not being approved as “SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY is not an approved training facility in WEAMS.”

These documents only need to be submitted once at the first use of the grant.

How long will I receive the grant?

The length of time you receive the grant is based on the months/days of eligibility you have remaining in your Certificate of Eligibility (with a max of 36 calendar months). Remaining eligibility for the grant will be detracted based on students’ enrollment in classes following these guidelines:

  • Fall 1, Fall 2, Spring 1, Spring 2, Winter, and Summer terms: -2 months each
  • Residential Fall and Spring semesters: -3 months each

Students will be notified once they have reached the final semester of use of the grant.

Need to know how to receive a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA?


  • Fall semester:
    • F1 – August 1st
    • F2 – October 1st
  • Winter term: December 1st
  • Spring semester:
    • S1 – January 1st
    • S2 – April 1st
  • Summer term: June 1st

If you have any questions, please call us at 502-897-4206 or email us at

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 at