Step 1: Determine your best benefit. This page indicates what types of benefits are rewarded for various types of study and informs you of various education options and their related benefits. For fastFORWARD students, please note that if you are taking distance or online classes, you qualify for 1/2 the national average monthly housing allowance under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Step 2: Collect Your Paperwork and Information You will need the following documentsDD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty for most recent period of active dutyTranscripts for all periods of education after high school. Kicker Contract (the Department of Defense may be able to provide this information if you cannot locate a copy of the contract.) Step 3: Choosing a School The maximum in-state fees for South Carolina is $4,305.50 and $484.00 per credit hour. (This does not apply for active duty service personnel.) The zip code for Newberry College is 29108. Tuition and Fee information can be found at http://www.newberry.edu/admissions/financialaid/tuitionandfees.aspx Please note: Newberry College participates in the Yellow Ribbon ProgramStep 4: Compare Programs Step 5: Apply OnlineNewberry College’s VA Certifying Officer is Carol Bickley and she is located in the Registrar’s Office in Holland Hall. You will need to bring the following forms to facilitate the process. * Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD form 214) for all periods of active duty service * DD Form 2384, also known as the Notice of Basic Eligibility, if applying for the Montgomery GI Bill for Selected Reserves (chapter 1606) * Copies of orders if activated from the guard/reserves * Supporting documents (e.g., vouchers, statements) for buy-up or buy-in contributions, which may allow you to make a small initial payment so that you can receive a higher monthly payment. * College fund “kicker” contracts for additional monthly payments that you may receive from the Department of Defense through your branch of the Service
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