Veteran students at Penn State are classified as adult students. The application process differs depending on if you are a first-year or a transfer student (attempted 18 or more credits at an accredited institution of higher education after high school graduation).
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.
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 or the Penn State Veterans & Military Website.
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.