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VA Education Benefits User Checklist

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Things to know while using your benefit

  • VA will only pay for courses applicable to your program 
  • VA will only pay for courses at the in-state rate with COF applied to the student account 
  • VA will only pay for developmental classes that are 100% classroom based & with justifiable test scores on file 
  • Courses considered in-person are: traditional classroom based, hybrid or hyflex (if you attend a class & your instructor email our office that you attended

Full Time vs. Part Time

Know how the VA Pays

Full Time vs. Part Time

Full Time

  • Full housing/subsistence allowance with one in-person course, if all online this amount is greatly reduced

More than Half Time

  • Prorated monthly housing/subsistence amount

At or Below Half Time

  • Only tuition & fees paid

Full Time

  • Monthly rate based on number of credits which can be found at benefits.va.gov

More than Half Time

  • Monthly rate based on number of credits which can be found at benefits.va.gov

At or Below Half Time

  • Only tuition & fees paid

Full Time

  • There is a monthly rate based on training time which can be found at benefits.va.gov

More than Half Time

  • There is a monthly rate based on training time which can be found at benefits.va.gov

At or Below Half Time

  • There is a monthly rate based on training time which can be found at benefits.va.gov

Fall & Spring term | full time = 12 credit hours

Summer term | full time = 7 credit hours

*Student must be full time for the entire term to receive full benefit 

Know how the VA Pays

  • Tuition & fees are send to PPSC 
  • Housing, books, or monthly allowance/subsistence are given to the student 

  • All payments are sent to the student
  • Student is responsible for paying PPSC

*if the military member is still active duty, there will be no monthly housing allowance for the spouse or the service member. 

Pikes Peak State College Student Email

This is the primary way we contact you. You will receive access to your Pikes Peak State student email via your student portal after you are registered for courses. 
Please include your student number (S#) each time you email us. 

You are responsible for understanding how your benefits work. For the most current information, or a status check on your payments, contact VA directly at www.gibill.va.gov or 1.888.442.4551.