Many members and former members of the armed services have earned educational benefits as a result of their service. In order to determine funding eligibility, student veterans must complete an application for benefits. In addition, student veterans must activate educational benefits by contacting Estelle Belko, veteran certifying official at Penn State Greater Allegheny, 412-675-9155 or [email protected].
For more information on veterans services at Penn State, please visit Penn State for Veterans.
Types of educational benefits
Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 GI Bill®
This program is for veterans who served on active duty after September 11, 2001, and who have served an aggregate period of at least 90 days.
Chapter 30 - New GI 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. 1, 1985 a contributed to the educational fund while on active duty.
Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance
This program provides education assistance 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 GI 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.
"GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/