You served your country. Now you’re ready to embrace hands-on learning and put your career first. Thanks to a host of military benefits, you can pursue your passion and minimize your educational investment.
Hands-on learning is in reach.
As long as you’re eligible, you can take advantage of veterans’ benefits. The best part? They are considered gift aid, which means you typically don’t need to pay back a penny.
We encourage you to work with a member of our team to maximize your benefits. Your options may include:
- Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) Gives monthly educational assistance allowance for up to 36 months.
- Chapter 31 – Vocational Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Offers 100% of tuition, fees, and books to qualified veterans with an established service-connected disability, and includes a monthly allowance for living expenses.
- Chapter 33 – Post-911 GI Bill® Provides qualified veterans and dependents (with transferred entitlement) up to 36 months of educational assistance.
- Chapter 35 – Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Extends monthly educational assistance to eligible dependents of certain veterans for up to 45 months.
- Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) – affiliate schoolExtends competitive scholarships for tuition, fees, books and supplies, and a stipend, based on merit and grades
- Licensing and Certification Test ReimbursementOffers reimbursement for licensing or certification tests required to work in certain fields.
- Course scheduling preference, in accordance with Act 46 of 2014 – See College Policy 4.57
To be eligible and qualify for benefits awarded by Penn College, you must be in one of the following military affiliations:
- Active Service MemberAny military member currently in an active duty or drilling reservist status in any branch of the uniformed services. Penn College requires that you show a valid military-issued ID card to verify active duty status.
- VeteranAny person who served in any status with a branch of the uniformed services who has received a DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) that indicates 'Honorable' in block 24.
- Dependent or Family MemberThis includes those who are entitled to VA educational benefits under Code of Federal Regulations, title 38, section 21 [Vocational Rehabilitation and Education (2011)]. Penn College requires a "member 4" or long form copy to verify Veteran Military status. Contact the Coordinator of Veteran & Military Services for clarification about Character of Service Narratives.
- Covered IndividualAny individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.
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.