VA Certifying Official
Kari Kaufman, Assistant Registrar
Prospective students, please start by clicking here for general information.
Click here for information regarding course requirements.
Applying for VA Benefits
If you are a current or former service member, complete the steps outlined here to start receiving VA Benefits at Central College. Remember, you must be enrolled in courses before you can be certified by the VA certifying official.
For instructions regarding the transfer of benefits from a service member to a dependent, please click here.
Unsure if you’re eligible to transfer benefits or use transferred benefits? Visit this website to learn more.
The Yellow Ribbon Program
Students who qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill with 100% eligibility are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program. The Yellow Ribbon program in combination with the Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits will pay for 100% of tuition and mandatory fee charges at Central. Students are still responsible for room and board and other miscellaneous charges. In accordance with the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, tuition specific aid (i.e. Central Scholarships, Iowa Tuition Grant, private scholarships specifically intended to defray the cost of tuition) is first subtracted from the total tuition and fee charges and the remainder is covered by the VA and the Yellow Ribbon program. Central’s Yellow Ribbon contribution cannot exceed $12,000 a year.
For further information about VA education benefits please visit www.gibill.va.gov or contact the VA directly by calling 1-888-GIBILL1 (442-4551). You may also contact the VA via their secure e-mail service by using the “Questions and Answers” section at www.gibill.va.gov.