Chapter 31: Veterans Readiness & Employment Program
Service-Connected disabled veterans with a rating of at least 10% or a memorandum rating of 20% or more.
Active-Duty Service Members that
- Expect to receive an honorable discharge upon separation from active duty and
- Obtain a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the VA
- Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% or
- A memorandum rating of at least 20% from the Department of Veterans Affairs
Basic period of eligibility is 12 years from the latter of the following
- Date of separation from active military service or
- Date the veteran was first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating
Step 1: Student completes and submits an electronic VA Form 28-1900
Step 2: After submitting the application electronically, the student will get a confirmation message. The message will include details about the student's next steps. If eligible for VR&E Benefits, VA will schedule a meeting with a VR&E Counselor. The counselor will work with the student to create a personalized rehabilitation plan that outlines what VR&E services that student can receive and specific details of the program. Students should follow the instructions provided by VA/VR&E Counselor.
Step 4: If the VR&E Counselor approves the student for a specific degree program at Clayton State University, then the VR&E Counselor will send the approval to a portal for the school to retrieve. Please be mindful that it can take 24-48 hours (about 2 days) for the school to view/retrieve the approval. The VA Approvals include specific dates for approval. When the date expires, a new VA Approval is required.
- Approvals for the Tuition and Fees are sent to the Office of Financial Aid/VA
- Approvals for the books/software/supplies are sent to the campus bookstore
- Comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment
- Vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning for employment services
- Employment services such as job-training, job-seeking skills, resume development and other work readiness assistance
- Assistance in finding and keeping a job, including special employer incentives and job accommodations
- Supportive rehabilitation services including case management, counseling and medical referrals
- Independent living services for Veterans unable to work due to the severity of their disabilities
- Post-Secondary Training
- Tuition and Fees for required courses
- Required Books and Software
- Supplies up to $40
- Monthly Housing Stipend: Please discuss with VR&E Counselor; however, an estimate can be found by using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool.
Rates are subject to change annually. The rate change is usually effective October 1st of each year. The rates reflected below are effective October 1, 2021.
**Under the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, Chapter 31 Students with Chapter 33 Eligibility remaining can receive Chapter 33 Monthly rates. Please feel free to review the information regarding Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill.
In compliance with The Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Clayton State University does not impose a penalty to Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients nor Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation recipients due to the delayed disbursement of funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Clayton State University allows eligible students to attend scheduled courses and receive on-campus services, provided that the student has submitted a copy of the approval for entitlement to education assistance under Chapters 33 (Certificate of Eligibility/Statement of Benefits) and/or Chapters 31 approvals (to include current term). The approvals should be submitted to Clayton State University's Office of Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs prior to the fee payment deadline.