The Catholic University of America

Student Responsibilities while Utilizing VA Educational Benefits at CUA

Students utilizing VA Educational Benefits at CUA should familiarize themselves with their responsibilities within the program.


  • I understand that all Veterans Educational benefits are administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Any questions, concerns, or inquiries about my eligibility for educational, housing, book or other benefits should be directed to the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
  •  I certify that I am currently or will be enrolled as a degree seeking CUA student during the academic semester for which I am requesting participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • I understand my financial responsibilities (as outlined in CUA’s Statement of Financial Responsibility) while utilizing VA benefits. If I have charges above and beyond those covered by my VA benefits I will pay for those charges in accordance with the posted deadlines on the Enrollment Services website. Both links can be accessed at
  •  I understand that I must remain in good academic and financial standing.
  • I understand that I must notify the office of Enrollment Services each semester I plan to utilize VA educational benefits; and that I must notify them of any adjustments to my course enrollment at anytime. Please communicate with Enrollment Services via
  • I understand my financial responsibilities while utilizing VA benefits.
  • I understand that combined VA funding, TA funding, and institutional aid cannot total more than 100% of actual tuition and fees.
  • If students elect to utilize institutional services not covered by the VA, payment for those services is due in accordance with the posted deadlines on the Enrollment Services website. Services such as university housing, meal plans, health services charges, tutoring fees, and some study abroad fees are not paid for by the VA, and are the responsibility of the student. Students should plan to pay these charges at the beginning of each academic term and in accordance with the posted deadlines.
  • We highly recommend students utilize the payment plan option to pay institutional fees which they may be receiving VA allowances for such as housing costs.
    Students may enroll in an optional monthly payment plan for a nominal enrollment fee. Students enrolled in the payment plan will be billed monthly by the payment plan provider. Full payment of the amount billed by the payment plan provider does not necessarily mean the student’s CUA account is paid in full. Students must review their CUA account statements to ensure the budgeted payment plan payments are sufficient to cover their balances with the University.
    Students are required to pay any outstanding balances above the budgeted payment plan amounts directly to the University by the payment due date.
  • Students should be aware they are subject to interest and late fee charges. Students with charges above and beyond those that are paid directly to CUA by the VA, should plan to pay for those charges in accordance with the posted deadlines on the Enrollment Services website.
    Students utilizing VA educational benefits are subject to both late fees and interest charges for any account balances not paid by the posted deadline.
    For students who have VA educational beneftis paid directly to CUA (chapter 33, Yellow Ribbon, and chapter 31) interest & late fee charges will be assessed 30 days after the student's final VA payments is received for that semester. Students utilizing VA educational benefits that are paid directly to the student (chapter 30, 35, 1606), students should arrange to pay their tuition & fees by the published deadlines or they will be subject to interest and late fees.
    If students feel they have extenuating circumstances that need to be considered, please email