Knox trains our nation’s veterans for Christian service.
Knox Theological Seminary is an accredited school recognized by the Veterans Administration (VA). Eligible students may be entitled to receive financial assistance from the VA.
In order for Knox to certify students for Veterans Benefits, the Registrar’s Office will require the following document:
- VA form DD-214
Please submit all necessary information at least one month prior to the tuition billing cycle in order to receive benefits prior to course start dates.
For specific questions regarding benefits and eligibility, please contact the VA directly at 1.888.442.4551, or visit the GI Bill Web Site.
Where to Start
Students are encouraged to use the VA’s online application in order to receive the fastest response. Below are the paper forms that may also be submitted to begin the process:
- For GI Bill students who have never received benefits: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-1990-ARE.pdf
- For GI Bill students who have received benefits at another institution: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-1995-ARE.pdf
- For dependents of veterans who have never received benefits: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-5490-ARE.pdf
- For dependents of veterans who have received benefits at another institution: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-5495-ARE.pdf
Admission to Advanced Standing for Previous Work
Students who receive educational benefits from the VA with prior post-secondary educational training must request that official transcripts be sent to Knox from their previous schools. This work will be evaluated for possible advanced standing during the student’s first semester in residence, with a final determination made at the beginning of the second semester. If advanced standing is granted, training time will be shortened and tuition reduced appropriately, and the VA and the veteran will be so notified.
Students receiving VA benefits are required to attend all classes. Excused absences will be granted only for extenuating circumstances substantiated by entries in the student’s files (personal illness, jury duty, active military service, death in the immediate family). Early departures, class cuts, tardiness, etc., for any portion of an hour will be counted as a full hour of absence.
Educational benefits of VA students who accumulate three days of unexcused absences in any calendar month will be terminated for unsatisfactory attendance.
The VA student may petition the school to be recertified for educational benefits after one grading period has elapsed. The school may recertify the student only if it determines the student’s attendance-related problems have been resolved.
A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is required for graduation. For the purposes of veteran’s training, it is required that veteran students reach that level at least halfway through their program and maintain it through completion. Probation and dismissal (or the termination of VA educational benefits) will ensue if a veteran student fails to meet such a standard.
VA students will be provided a written grade report at the end of each grading period. A copy of the report will be placed in the student’s permanent file maintained by the school.
Master's- and Doctoral- Level
Both master’s- and doctoral-level programs have been approved for the training of veterans by Florida’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Veterans eligible for VA educational benefits should confer with the Registrar.
The refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees, and other charges for veterans or eligible persons who fail to enter a course, or withdraw, or discontinue a course prior to completion, will be made for all amounts paid which exceed the approximate pro-rata portion of the total charges that the length of the completed portion bears to the total length of the course. The proration will be determined by the ratio of the number of days or hours of instruction completed by the student to the number of instructional days or hours in the course.