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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 at 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 Service  Percentage of Maximum Benefit 
Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) Tuition and Fees
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.


Training Time  Monthly Rate 
Chapter 30
Full Time 

$1368.00 

3/4 Time $1026.00
1/2 Time $684.00

 


Training Time Monthly Rate 
Chapter 1606
Full Time $333.00
3/4 Time $249.00
1/2 Time $165.00
Less than 1/2 Time $83.25

 

Training Time  Consecutive service of 90 days but less than 1 year  Consecutive service of 1 year + Consecutive service of 2 years +
Chapter 1607
Full Time $547.20 $820.80 $1094.40
3/4 Time $410.40 $615.60 $820.80
1/2 Time $273.60 $410.40 $547.20

 


Training Time  Monthly Rate 
Chapter 35
Full Time $925.00
3/4 Time $694.00
1/2 Time $461.00

 

 


General Veterans' Information

If you are eligible for educational benefits due to your military service, you simply need to complete the appropriate paperwork for the educational benefits entitled to you. Eligible students may use this money to supplement their financial aid package.

Educational Benefits

Many members and former members of the armed services have earned educational benefits as a result of their service. To determine if you are eligible for educational benefits resulting from your military service, you must complete and file the appropriate forms and become certified to receive them. Eligible students may use their benefits to supplement their financial aid package.

Veterans can be certified under several chapters:

Chapter 30--The new G.I. Bill    To be certified under this chapter, veterans must have contributed to the educational fund while on active duty.

Chapter 31--The vocational rehabilitation program    Veterans must have a service-connected disability to apply for funding under this program.

Chapter 32--The VEAP program    Chapter 30 has replaced this program If you think you are eligible for this program, please contact the certifying official at Penn State DuBois.

Chapter 35    This program provides education assistance for qualifying spouses and children of certain veterans who died while on active duty or who are totally disabled due to their military service.

Chapter 1606    For members of the Selected Reserve and National Guard.

Application Forms

Your application forms must be returned to the campus certifying official--Ms. Stephanie Penvose, 104 Hiller Building--who will submit them to the VA Regional Office in Buffalo, NY, for processing. Once you have been approved by that office, the certifying official will verify your enrollment and you will receive your benefits on a monthly basis throughout the academic year. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at (814) 375-4761 or call toll free at 1-800-346-ROAR.

The Penn State DuBois Veteran's Club

Penn State DuBois is proud of the Veterans Club and the active role it plays in campus life. Some club-sponsored activities are voter registration days, an annual Veterans Day program, and Bowling for Kids Sake. In addition to service projects, the club is active in fundraising projects that benefit the annual end-of-the-year trip. The Veterans Club is open to anyone--veterans and non-veterans--who shares an interest in service to campus and community. If you are interested in joining, contact any member of the Veterans Club or call the Student Affairs Department at (814) 375-4760 (toll free at 1-800-346-ROAR).