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  • Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
    • Soldier has had at least 90 days of active duty time since 9/11/01.
    • Can qualify for tuition and fees, books and housing allowance.
    • Amount is based on service time.
      • Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility indicating your percentage and the Certification Request form.
      • To receive your benefits in subsequent terms, you must re-submit the Certification Request to the Office of Student Aid for each enrollment term (i.e. one form for Fall/Spring, one form for Summer)
 
  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill
    • Soldier usually paid to participate.
    • Has served active duty time.
    • Receives a monthly stipend.
    • Must certify enrollment monthly on the W.A.V.E.
      • Submit a copy of your online application for benefits, DD214, and the Certification Request form.
      • To receive your benefits in subsequent terms, you must re-submit the Certification Request to the Office of Student Aid for each enrollment term (i.e. one form for Fall/Spring, one form for Summer).

 

  • Chapter 1606 – Reservists or National Guard Units
    • National Guard or Reservists that were on active duty to complete their basic training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) or Job Training qualify for Chapter 1606.
    • Receives a monthly stipend/kicker.
    • Must certify enrollment monthly on the W.A.V.E.
      • Submit a copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), a copy of your kicker contract, a copy of your online application for benefits, and the Certification Request form.
      • To receive your benefits in subsequent terms, you must re-submit the Certification Request to the Office of Student Aid for each enrollment term (i.e. one form for Fall/Spring, one form for Summer).

    

  • Chapter 1607 – REAP/Reserve Educational Assistance Program
    • Has had active duty deployment.
    • Receives a monthly stipend/kicker.
    • Must certify enrollment monthly on the W.A.V.E.
      • Submit a copy of your DD214 and kicker contract, a copy of your online application for benefits and the Certification Request form.
      • To receive your benefits in subsequent terms, you must re-submit the Certification Request to the Office of Student Aid for each enrollment term (i.e. one form for Fall/Spring, one form for Summer).

 

  • Chapter 35 – Dependent Educational Assistance Program
    • Must be the child or spouse of a 100% disabled or deceased veteran (according to the Department of Defense)
    • Receives a monthly stipend.
      • Submit a copy of Letter of Eligibility and complete the Certification Request form.
      • To receive your benefits in subsequent terms, you must re-submit the Certification Request to the Office of Student Aid for each enrollment term (i.e. one form for Fall/Spring, one form for Summer).

 

  • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Veterans must have a service-connected disability to apply for funding under this program.

If you qualify for any of the benefits listed above, you must apply for your benefits and the Office of Student Aid will certify your enrollment to the VA Office.  Contact Stephanie Penvose, Financial Aid Coordinator, in 104 Hiller Building with questions.  814-375-4760  or sdp14@psu.edu

 

  • Contact the VA at 888-442-4551
  • You can certify your enrollment monthly (if required) at www.gibill.va.gov  and click on the W.A.V.E.  You may also contact them directly at 877-823-2348
  • Debt Management Center questions should be directed to 800-827-0648.

 

Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) – tuition and fees

Post 9/11 Service

Percentage of Maximum Benefit

36 Cumulative Months

100%

At least 30 continuous days on active duty and must be discharged due to service-connected disability

100%

30 Cumulative Months

90%

24 Cumulative Months

80%

18 Cumulative Months

70%

12 Cumulative Months

60%

6 Cumulative Months

50%

90 Aggregate Days

40%

 

 

 

Post 9/11 recipients also receive a book stipend and BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing).  The maximum book allowance is $500.  The maximum BAH allowance for DuBois is $999.  These amounts will be prorated based on percentage of benefits earned.

 

Chapter 30

Training Time

Monthly Rate

Full Time

$1368.00

¾ Time

$1026.00

½ Time

$684.00

 

 

Chapter 1606

Training Time

Monthly Rate

Full Time

$333.00

¾ Time

$249.00

½ Time

$165.00

Less than ½ Time

$83.25

 

 

Chapter 1607

Training Time

Consecutive service of 90 days but less than 1 year

Consecutive service

of 1 year +

Consecutive service

of 2 years +

Full Time

$547.20

$820.80

$1094.40

¾ Time

$410.40

$615.60

$820.80

½ Time

$273.60

$410.40

$547.20

 

 

Chapter 35

Training Time

Monthly Rate

Full Time

$925.00

¾ Time

$694.00

½ Time

$461.00