Gardner-Webb actively supports military/veteran students

Veterans' Enrollment Procedures

Gardner-Webb University is dedicated to providing resources for our veterans and military families to be successful. With an ROTC program, an on-campus VA benefits expert, a dedicated Freedom Hall lounge space, and a newly emerging campus Military Club, there is no shortage of ways to become integrated into the thriving GWU military community.

Depending on your type of service or chapter, there are specific requirements and forms you must submit. Please use the links below to find out more about how to start benefits at Gardner-Webb.

 


Montgomery GI Bill - (Chapter 30)

  • Students must apply and be accepted into a degree program at GWU before they can begin receiving benefits from the VA. (VA will not pay for classes in the Lifelong or Continuing Education Program)
  • Student must complete VA Form 22-1990 for the initial application or VA Form 22-1995 if they have previously received VA benefits at another institution.
  • Student must provide our office with a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Student must provide our office with a copy of their DD-214 discharge papers. They do not need to provide their DD-214 if they have received Chapter 30 benefits at another institution.
  • Student must provide our office with a copy of:
    • High School Transcript or GED. (undergraduates only)
    • All College Transcripts.
  • If you are transferring credit from another institution, you must provide our office with an official copy of your transcript.

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Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)

  • Students must apply and be accepted into a degree program at GWU before they can begin receiving benefits from the VA. (VA will not pay for classes in the Lifelong or Continuing Education Program)
  • Student must complete VA Form 22-1990 for the initial application or VA Form 22-1995 if they have previously received VA benefits at another institution.
  • Student must provide our office with a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Student must provide our office with a completed DD-Form 22-2384, Notice of Basic eligibility (NOBE). They do not need to provide their DD-2384 if they have received Chapter 1606 benefits at another institution.
  • Student must provide our office with a copy of their DD-214 discharge papers. They do not need to provide their DD-214 if they have received Chapter 30 benefits at another institution.
  • Student must provide our office with a copy of:
    • High School Transcript or GED. (undergraduates only)
    • All College Transcripts.
  • If you are transferring credit from another institution, you must provide our office with an official copy of your transcript.

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Survivors and Dependents (Chapter 35)

  • Students must apply and be accepted into a degree program at GWU before they can begin receiving benefits from the VA. (VA will not pay for classes in the Lifelong or Continuing Education Program)
  • Student must complete VA Form 22-5490 if this is your initial application or VA Form 22-5495 if you have previously received VA benefits at another institution.
  • Student must provide our office with a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Student must provide our office with a copy of:
    • High School Transcript or GED. (undergraduates only)
    • All College Transcripts.
  • If you are transferring credit from another institution, you must provide our office with an official copy of your transcript.

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New Voc-Rehab/Continuing Voc-Rehab students

  • New: Call 1-800-827-1000
  • Continuing: Contact your Counselor. (Winston-Salem: 336-631-5451)

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Montgomery GI Bill - REAP (Chapter 1607)

  • Students must apply and be accepted into a degree program at GWU before they can begin receiving benefits from the VA 
  • Students must complete VA Form 22-1990  if this is your initial application or VA Form 22-1995 if you have previously received VA benefits at another institution.
  • Student must provide our office with a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Student must provide the VA office with a DD-214 member 4 copy. You do not need to provide a DD-214  if you have received Chapter 1607 benefits at another institution. 
  • Student must provide our office with a copy of:
    • High School Transcript or GED. (undergraduates only)
    • All College Transcripts.
  • If you are transferring credit from another institution, you must provide our office with an official copy of your transcript.

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Montgomery GI Bill - Post 9/11 NEW GI Bill (Chapter 33)

  • Students must apply and be accepted into a degree program at GWU before they can begin receiving benefits from the VA. (VA will not pay for classes in the Lifelong or Continuing Education Program)
  • Student must complete VA Form 22-1990  if this is your initial application or if you are electing this new MGIB instead of your current MGIB chapter or VA Form 22-1995 if you have previously received Chapter 33 benefits at another institution.
  • Student must provide our office with a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Student must provide the VA office with a copy of their DD-214 discharge papers. You do not need to provide your DD-214 if you have received Chapter 33 benefits at another institution.
  • Student must provide our office with a copy of:
    • High School Transcript or GED. (undergraduates only)
    • All College Transcripts.
  • If you are transferring credit from another institution, you must provide our office with an official copy of your transcript. 

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Fry Scholarship

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level. Fry scholarships participants are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) 

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (also known as The Post 9/11 GI Bill).  Gardner-Webb has elected to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program in order to offer additional funds, up to $7,000, to qualified veterans.  Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill may receive this supplemental funding.  Click here to determine benefit eligibility.

Interested students should contact Gardner-Webb’s School Certifying Officer to express intent:  Stephen Sain, ssain@gardner-webb.edu.

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Military Personnel Complaint Process

When a school fails to follow the “Principles of Excellence” established by executive order of the President on April 27, 2012, students who are veterans may submit a complaint through this website.

Students who are current military personnel may submit a complaint with the Postsecondary Education Complaint System. Complaints to external authorities typically assume that a student has exhausted all internal avenues to resolve a complaint. Veterans and military personnel with questions about their bills or financial aid my contact the Student Accounts or Financial Planning Office at Gardner-Webb.

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Paying for Graduate School

As a veteran preparing for graduate school, you’ve no doubt researched your best degree options and schools, what you will need for your admission applications, and how you plan to pay for school. For many military veterans, the GI Bill is the first option to help alleviate the cost of school. While it’s an excellent source of aid for veterans, it may be limited and not fully cover all education expenses such as books and fees.

In this guide, you’ll find funding tips you can use in addition to, or in place of, the GI Bill. Many of the sources listed below are tailored to veterans, their spouses or family members looking for alternative options to pay for school. You will also find a checklist for applying for scholarships and numerous resources for finding additional aid opportunities.

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