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Many veterans of the Armed Services are eligible to receive financial assistance through the Veterans Administration. If you are eligible for educational benefits due to your military service, you simply need to complete the appropriate paperwork for the educational benefits entitled to you. Eligible students may use this money to supplement their financial aid package.

Many members and former members of the armed services have earned educational benefits as a result of their service. To determine if you are eligible for educational benefits resulting from your military service, you must complete and file the appropriate forms and become certified to receive them. Eligible students may use their benefits to supplement their financial aid package. Veterans can be certified under several chapters:

Types of Benefits

Chapter 30 - New G.I. Bill - This program is for a veteran who enlisted on or after July 1, 1985 an contributed to the educational fund while on active duty.

Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation - This program is for a veteran with at least a 20% disability rating due to a service connected  injury. 

Chapter 32 - Veterans Educational Assistance Program - This program is for anyone who enlisted after December 31, 1976 but before June 30, 1985.  Chapter 30 has replaced this program

Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance - This program provides education assistance for for qualifying spouses and children of veterans that either died while on active duty or have a 100% disability rating of due to a service connected injury.

Chapter 1606 - Reservist and National Guard G.I. Bill - This program is for members of the Selected reserve or National guard who signed at least a six year contract after July 1, 1985 and who have served at least 180 days of active duty.

Veteran students must activate veteran educational benefits by contacting the campus veteran certifying official. For more information contact Dave Davis at 412-675-9011 or email djd29@psu.edu.