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The Veterans Affairs Office at the Lehigh Valley campus provides veterans with the necessary information and materials on how to apply for educational benefits under the following programs.

Montgomery GI Bill™ (Chapter 30)

This program is for service members entering active duty after June 30, 1985, and contributed to the educational fund while on Active Duty.

Post 9/11 GI Bill
(Chapter 33)

The Post 9/11 GI Bill™ provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected to disability after 30 days. You must have received honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill™.
For more information please visit www.gibill.va.gov.

Montgomery GI Bill™ for Reservists (Chapter 1606)

Selected reserve enlisted personnel who enlist, re-enlist, or extend to total six years from July 1, 1985, may be eligible for this benefit. The selected reserve include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corp, Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army and Air National Guard.

Reserve Education and Assistance Program (REAP) (Chapter 1607)

REAP is a Department of Defense educational benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to war or national emergency as declared by the President or Congress.

Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

Service members enlisted after September 16, 1940 who incurred a service connected disability while on active duty. Members must have a Veterans Administration disability rating. These members receive full tuition, book and lab fees in addition to the monthly educational entitlement.

Dependents' and Survivors' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)

Children and spouses of veterans who died or became totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service. Children are eligible to use this benefit for approved educational programs pursued usually while they are between the ages of 18 and 26. Spouses have 10 years from the veteran's death or total and permanent disability rating to access the benefits. 


Priority Registration Benefit

Veterans have been granted priority registration by Penn State. This means that veterans may schedule classes ahead of students without priority registration. 

To take advantage of this benefit, download the Priority Registration for Veterans form.