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.