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You can get these education benefits if you meet at least one of the following requirements:
- Served at least 90 days on active duty (either all at once or with breaks in service) on or after September 11, 2001.
- Received a Purple Heart on or after September 11, 2001 and were honorably discharged after any amount of service.
- Served for at least 30 continuous days (all at once, without a break in service) on or after September 11, 2001, and were honorably discharged with a service-connected disability.
- Are a dependent child using benefits transferred by a qualifying veteran or service member.
What benefits can I get through the Post - 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)?
You can receive up to 36 months of benefits, including:
- Tuition and fees.
- Money for housing (if you’re in school more than half time).
- Money for books and supplies.
- Money to help you move from a rural area to go to school.
You may be able to get benefits under the Fry Scholarship if you’re the child or surviving spouse of an active-duty service member who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001.
VA's Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35) program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans.
Eligible individuals are Veterans’ and Service members’ dependents, spouses and surviving spouses who have been found eligible by the Regional Processing Office (RPO) because of one of the following:
- The veteran’s death was caused by the service-connected disability.
- The Veteran is rated for total and permanent service-connected disability.
- The service member is Missing in Action (MIA).
- The service member is captured in the line of duty.
- The service member is forcibly detained for longer than 90 days.
- The service member who the VA determines has a service-connected permanent and total disability that will result in a discharge from military service.
- Participants include a dependent child between the ages of 14 to 31 and a spouse, or surviving spouse, who qualifies for the benefit.
- Education and career counseling.
- Special assistance.
- Special Restorative Training (SRT).
- Specialized Vocational Training (SVT).
As part of the application process, your previous training, education, and experience will be evaluated for credit towards your degree. Credits will be evaluated on a case by case by basis. Linguists, with documentation, will have their language requirement waived.
The Veteran and Military Student Success Center
Veteran Transition Success Advocates
Another huge advantage to coming into the Veteran and Military Student Success Center are the Veteran Transition Success Advocates. Made up of a dynamic duo of psychology graduate students, the VTSAs work to help veteran students transition into civilian and college life. Whether it be from the stress of the work load, concerns with career planning, or if you just need someone to talk to, they’re here for you.