Many veterans of the Armed Services are eligible to receive financial assistance through Mongomery G.I. Bill educational benefits administered by the Veterans Administration. Student veterans must complete an application for benefits to determine eligibility. In addition, student veterans must activate educational benefits by contacting the campus Veteran Certifying Official.
Types of educational benefits:
Chapter 30 New G.I. Bill This program is for veterans who enlisted on or after July 1, 1985 and contributed to the educational fund while on active duty.
Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation This program is for veterans with at least a 20% disability rating due to a service related injury.
Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance This program provides educational assistance to qualifying spouses and children of veterans who either died while on active duty or have a 100% disability rating due to a service related injury.
Chapter 1606 The Montgomery G.I. Bill, Selected Reserve This program is for members of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Reserves, the Army National Guard, and the Air Guard. The reserve components decide who is eligible for the program.
Each month all Chapter 30 and 1606 enrolled veteran students must complete a self certification to verify their enrollment before payment will be made to you from the veterans administration. Veteran students will be able to verify enrollment for the month on the last day of the month or after. This may be done by either calling the touch tone telephone system at 877-823-2378 or by connecting to the WAVE system.
Veteran students must be enrolled in approved degree programs to receive veteran educational benefits. Penn State offers many approved majors from which to choose. Please explore our website for information about applying to Penn State.
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