The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is approved by the Kentucky State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (SAA) to offer VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill®) to eligible individuals enrolled in approved programs. Through the VA, entitled veterans may receive financial assistance for education.

In order to certify students for Veterans Benefits, the Financial Aid office requires the following documents:

  1. VA form DD-214 (discharge papers; only needed if separated from military)
  2. VA form 22-1990 or 22-1995 (print completed form before submitting online)
  3. Certificate of Eligibility (provided by VA after receipt of VA form 22-1990 or 22-1995)
  4. Initial Disclosures (choose appropriate form): Graduate Students; Doctoral Students
  5. SBTS Veteran Certification Request Form to be submitted each semester**

Documents can be emailed to financialaidva@sbts.edu, faxed to 502-897-4031, or brought to our office in Norton 153.

**We highly recommend submitting the Veteran Certification Request Form at least one month prior to the opening of billing in order to receive tuition benefits prior to the payment due date. During peak financial aid seasons please allow for at least two weeks processing from the time your request is submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

Recommended Datelines

  • Fall Term – June 15th
  • Winter Term – November 15th
  • Spring Term – December 15th
  • Summer Term – April 15th

For specific questions regarding benefits, please contact the VA at 1.888.442.4551, or visit the GI Bill Web Site.

 

How to Get Started With VA

 

Eligible Veterans are encouraged to apply with the VA using their online application. This will allow you to submit your application electronically for the fastest response. Below are the paper forms that may be submitted in lieu of the online application.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

 

Qualifying students should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation counselor who will notify Financial Aid of eligibility. Vocational Rehabilitation students must complete the Veteran Certification Request Form each semester that they intend to use their benefits to request certification.

 

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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.