Yavapai College and
North-Aire Aviation Welcome Veterans
At Yavapai College veterans may use their educational benefits through their Post 9/11 Chapter 33 GI Bill ® Education Benefits. Contact North-Aire Admissions and we will help get you started with Yavapai College. Email us: or Call Us: 928-445-8320.
Yavapai College Veterans Benefits
Yavapai College Website – Veterans Services: https://www.yc.edu/v5content/veterans/
Jane Hersh, District Director Veteran’s Services
Prescott Campus, Bldg. 1, Room 209B
Phone: (928) 776-2091
Prescott Campus, Bldg. 1, Upper Level
Phone: (928) 717-7613 | Fax: (928) 776-2083
Monday-Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 6pm
Friday: 9:30 – 5pm
Post 9/11 Chapter 33 GI Bill ® Education Benefits are paid based on your percentage of eligibility as confirmed in your Certificate of Eligibility. Your eligibility percentage applies to all Post 9/11 GI Bill ® benefits:
Tuition and fees are paid directly to the college.
Textbook allowance is paid directly to you.
Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) paid directly to you at the beginning of each month for the previous month of attendance in eligible classes.
85/15 Rule 38 Code of Federal Regulations 21.4201(6)(h)
This rule states that no more that 85% of students in any program of study may be veterans using their Veterans Education Benefits or students receiving support from the college. Prior to certifying your enrollment to the Department of Veterans Affairs, we must verify this ratio. If this is the first semester in your degree or certificate program at Yavapai College, we must verify this ratio prior to certifying your enrollment for the semester.
If that program of study fails to meet the acceptable ratio as of the drop/add period for that semester, Yavapai College will be unable to certify enrollment for new students in that program.
Currently Aviation programs are affected by this regulation.
Rate of Pursuit (Post 9/11 Chapter 33 GI Bill®)
The VA calculates your rate of pursuit by dividing the credit hours (or credit hour equivalents*) being pursued by the number of credit considered to be full-time by the school. The resulting percentage, rounded to the nearest tenth, is the student’s rate of pursuit.
For VA purposes, full time in fall or spring semester is twelve credits that are in session for the entire fifteen to sixteen week semester.
For VA purposes, full time in the eight week summer semester is six credits in session for the entire eight week semester.
Your Monthly Housing Allowance is paid if rate of pursuit is more than 50% and prorated for a rate of pursuit less than 100%.
Your Post 9/11 Chapter 33 GI Bill ® veterans’ education benefits are used up based on your rate of pursuit.
You use one month of your eligibility for each month you are enrolled full time with a rate of pursuit at 100%.
You use .80 of a month of your eligibility for every month you are enrolled in classes at an 80% rate of pursuit and so on. This means that if you attend less than full time, your months of benefits are reduced proportionately.
Use Your GI Bill® For Flight Training
You can apply for well-deserved GI Bill ® benefits to help pay for your flight training through North-Aire Aviation, a VA education benefits approved school.
We offer vocational flight training using the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Also, we contract with Yavapai College to provide the flight training for their aviation degree program so you can use your Post-9/11 GI Bill® directly through the college.
Post-9/11 GI Bill®
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® is the most commonly used veterans benefit at Yavapai College. You will feel right at home among students and instructors who have served in all branches of the military, as well as students from all around the world.
The most beneficial way to use your benefits is through our collegiate partner. The integration of the colleges’ degree program and North-Aire Aviation’s flight training helps students progress to get an associate’s degree while completing our Professional Pilot Program, which includes your Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor Instrument. All ground and flight training is completed at North-Aire Aviation by our certified flight instructors.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® is for veterans who have served after 9/11. Depending on how much time you served/were active after 9/11, the VA will pay up to 100% of your tuition and fees through our collegiate partners’ degree programs, up to the school syllabus minimums. See this chart to find out what your percentage of eligibility is:
Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) and Book Stipend
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® also pays the basic allowance for housing (BAH) and an annual allowance for books and supplies when you attend a college program. The VA pays you directly for these items.
Vocational Flight Training (Direct Funding)
For veterans who don’t attend the degree program with Yavapai College, North-Aire Aviation is approved for direct, limited funding for flight training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® using the Vocational Flight Training option.
This is a maximum of $12,048.50 per academic year, but you need to have your Private Pilot Certificate first. You must contact North-Aire Aviation or Yavapai College Veteran Service prior to starting any training if you are planning to use your GI Bill® in this manner. All training must follow the FAR Part 141 syllabus and you must have a current second-class medical before enrolling in any VA-eligible course or you won’t get reimbursement for your training.
Chapter 30/1606/1607 Montgomery GI Bill®
If you have the “old” Montgomery GI Bill®, you will come directly to North-Aire Aviation. This GI Bill® reimburses you 60% (depending on your chapter of eligibility) of your eligible training costs after your Private Pilot Certificate. You have to pay for your Private Pilot Certificate on your own. The VA will reimburse you a percentage of the eligible costs for your instrument, commercial, commercial multi, and CFI training.
Contact North-Aire Aviation or Yavapai College Veteran Services if you are planning to use your Montgomery GI Bill®. All training must follow the FAR Part 141 syllabus and you must have a current second-class medical before enrolling in any VA-eligible course or you won’t get reimbursement for your training.
Training Time (Chapters 30, 32, 35, 1606, 1607, and VRAP)
These veterans’ education benefits are used up based on training time Chapters 30, 32, 35, 1606, 1607, and VRAP.
In a standard semester (15-19 weeks), VA measures training time as follows:
12 credits are full-time
9-11 credits are ¾-time
6-8 credits are ½-time
4-5 credits are less than ½-time (<½-time)
1-3 credits are ¼-time or less (<¼-time)
You use one month of your eligibility for each month you are enrolled full time. You use .75 of a month of your eligibility for every month you are enrolled in classes at ¾-time and so on. This means that if you attend less than full time, your months of benefits are reduced proportionately.
Your delimiting date is the last date you are able to use your veterans’ education benefits. It is like an expiration date. If you still have months of eligibility, but have reached your delimiting date, those benefits expire.
Your delimiting date is on your VA Certificate of Eligibility.