Veteran Students

Veteran Students

Many veterans of the armed services are eligible to receive financial assistance through the Veterans Administration.  Veteran students must complete an application for benefits to determine eligibility. 

In addition, veteran students must activate veterans educational benefits by contacting the campus veterans certifying official, Diana Hill, at 724-334-6047 or dhill@admissions.psu.edu

Types of Benefits

(Please click on a Chapter below for more information about each benefit.) 

Chapter 30 - Montgomery G.I. Bill®

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

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®

This program is for a veteran with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001.

Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

This program provides education assistance for qualifying spouses and children of veterans that 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.

For more information please visit the Office of Veterans Programs. 

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.