Registrar's Office

Veteran Certification

Xavier University’s VA School Certifying Official processes the enrollment verification for receipt of VA education benefits provided the student or veteran has submitted an application to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Students who wish to utilize veterans' education benefits must identify themselves to the Office of the Registrar so that the proper certification procedures are initiated.

Please contact the School Certifying Official Mrs. Debra Bissant at 504-520-5431 or email for questions regarding certification of Veteran Educational Benefits.

Enrollment Certification Chapters:
Chapter 33 NEW Post 9/11 GI Bill (Effective August 2009)
Chapter 33/Yellow Post 9/11 GI Bill (100% Benefit rate required to apply)
Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Current/Former Active Duty
Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve
Chapter 1607 Montgomery GI Bill Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
Chapter 35 Survivors' & Dependents' Educational Assistance<
Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program

To find out more information about VA benefits go to the US Department of Veterans Affairs link at

Veteran Certification Form, click here. Complete this form and save as a pdf. Submit a copy of your completed form along with your benefit eligibility letter from the US Department of Veteran submit via email to

Xavier Yellow Ribbon Grant Policy and Procedures, click here.

Xavier Yellow Ribbon Grant Application, click here – If you are at the 100% benefit level you can apply for the Xavier Yellow Ribbon Grant. In addition to the Veteran Certification Form, complete this application and save as pdf. Submit all three (3) required documents (Veteran Certification Form, Xavier Yellow Ribbon Grant Application and your VA Certificate of Eligibility) at one time to

Important Yellow Ribbon Priority Dates-  XU Yellow Ribbon Grant priority dates are July 1 for Fall semester; December 1 for Spring semester; May 1 for Summer sessions.
**For the Fall 2016 semester, the Xavier Yellow Ribbon Grant priority date has been extended to July 31, 2016.**