2020-2021 Accelerated Undergraduate Catalog

Veteran's Educational Benefits

Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary is approved to offer Veterans Educational Benefits at our Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Greenbelt, MD campuses.   Lancaster Bible College also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

General information regarding VA educational benefits can be found at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/.  A listing of approved LBC programs by the State Approving Agency is also available on this site.

Eligible students must apply for their benefits at the above website; submit their Certificate of Eligibility and LBC Application for VA Benefits to the LBC School Certifying Official at militarybenefits@lbc.edu.  See our link at https://www.lbc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/military/military-scholarships-benefit-information/ for further information.

Lancaster Bible College will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to a delayed disbursement funding from VA under Chapter 31 or 33.

Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress according to their program’s guidelines in order to maintain eligibility.  Students must also communicate any changes of enrollment or change of program to the VA Certifying Official.


VA Training Time for Graduate/Seminary/Doctoral Students

The VA Training Time refers to how the Department of Veterans Affairs views your course load, in order to determine the amount of housing benefit you will be paid. When your GI Bill® benefit is certified, your school certifying official is required to report the number of credit hours you are taking and your training time for each enrollment period. Please see the paragraph below that reflects how your training time is calculated, based on the length of the enrollment period, level of study (graduate, seminary or doctorate), and the number of credit hours for full-time enrollment. Keep in mind that the VA training times indicated below are for the individual enrollment periods only. Each enrollment term must be considered individually and cannot be combined with other enrollment periods for the assignment of a training time.


VA Training Time at LBC|Capital:

Full Time: 
Doctoral Students:  8 credits for 15 week semester

Graduate School Students:  6 credits for 15 week semester

Seminary:  3 credits for 6 week session


Please note that the below training times are designed for Veterans Affairs benefits only, and should not be used to calculate course loads for financial aid or outside scholarships.  For all other purposes (i.e.: confirmation of enrollments for lenders, insurance companies, etc.) enrollment status is determined not by individual enrollment periods, but by the entire semester.  For example, the Registrar’s Office considers students enrolled at the Graduate level full-time if taking a minimum of 6 credits each semester and half-time if taking a minimum of 3 credits each semester.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.