Determine your eligibility for veteran's benefits.
Many veterans of the Armed Services are eligible to receive financial educational assistance through the Veterans Administration.
Veteran students must complete an application for benefits to determine eligibility.
In addition, veteran students must activate veteran educational benefits by contacting the campus veteran-certifying official and complete an Enrollment Certification Request form.
Please be aware that the Veterans Administration determines eligibility for benefits and payment rates.
Types of Veterans' Benefits
Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill® (Active Duty) - This program is for veterans 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 veterans with at least a 20% disability rating due to service-connected injuries.
Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 GI Bill® - Individuals who served on active duty after 9/10/01 may be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® if the individual served for an aggregate period of at least 90 days.
Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance - This program provides educational 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 - The Montgomery GI Bill® (Selected Reserve) - An educational assistance program for members of the Selected Reserve of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, and the Army and Air National Guard.
Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) - Education benefit for Activated Reservists.
Residency Information for Veterans
Penn State does not participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, however we offer in state tuition to anyone using the aforementioned veteran benefits.
Veterans using any chapter of the GI Bill®, and dependents receiving Chapter 33, Chapter 35 or Fry Scholarship benefits will be eligible for in-state tuition regardless of residency.
If you are a veteran and you are not using GI Bill® benefits, please contact your campus Certifying Official to determine requirements to establish eligibility for the in-state rate.
All active duty military and DOD employees (their spouse and dependent children) will receive in-state tuition provided they are stationed in Pennsylvania. Active duty military and DOD employees (their spouse and dependent children) enrolled in Penn State's World Campus will receive in-state tuition.
"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 website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.