FAQ-VA Educational Benefits
Have questions? See if we can answer them below:
Examples of Chapter 33 Payment Concerns:
I am Chapter 33-100%. I also have a scholarship for $1000. I have in state tuition and fees ($3249) and room and board plus meal plan ($4600). What is my payment amount?
- VA pays full in state tuition/fees since you are approved at 100%. You then have a $1000 scholarship to offset the remaining $4600 that you owe. That leaves $3600 for your payment plan.
I am Chapter 33- 80%. I have no room and board/meals etc. and my in state tuition and fees are $3249.
- VA will pay 80% of your cost- $2599.20 and you are responsible for the difference of $649.80.
I am Chapter 33 TOE-100% but I am out of state for residency. My out of state tuition charges are $6360 and the in state tuition and fees are $3249. I also have room and board/meal plan in the amount of $4600.
- VA will pay the $3249 in state tuition and fees and you will need to make payments for the difference of $10,960. If you receive any other financial aid, you can deduct that from the $10,960 and make payments for the difference.
Is Tennessee State University a part of the Yellow Ribbon program?
- Tennessee State University is not a part of the Yellow Ribbon program at this time.
Since the VA does not pay for out of state tuition and TSU is not a part of the Yellow Ribbon program, what are the other options I have to help pay for school?
Students eligible for VA educational benefits and attending classes at a three-quarter time or higher rate qualify for VA-funded work study positions. All work study positions are related to veterans’ benefits, and there are a variety of work study positions in the Nashville area. For more details, go the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs’ educational benefits website or contact the VA directly at 1-800-827-1000.
I am a Chapter 30, 35, 1606 or 1607 and I have no other financial aid.
- The full charges posted in your student account must be paid by the end of the semester with the VA deferment on file (if eligible). If you are awarded any scholarships or grants later, those amounts can be deducted and you can pay the difference.
If your questions have not been answered and/or you have some concerns, please feel free to contact our office at anytime.