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Many members and former members of the armed services have earned educational benefits as a result of their service. 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 who either died while on active duty or have a 100% disability rating 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.

Veterans receive priority registration.  Please view the veteran priority registration form.

For more information

Veteran students must activate veteran educational benefits by contacting the campus veteran certifying official. Please contact Dave Davis at 412-675-9016 or email djdavis@admissions.psu.edu.