Veterans Benefits Information

Applying for V.A. Educational Benefits

Anderson University adheres to the Principles of Excellence Program guidelines outlined in the Presidential Executive Order in the recruitment and admission of veterans and their dependents. In addition, we advise service members to speak with their education services officer, or a counselor within their military service prior to enrolling at the university.

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Federal veterans educational programs.

The most current information on federal veterans educational programs is available on the Department of Veterans Affairs website at www.gibill.va.gov. You are encouraged to review that site for the most up-to-date information. Some veterans qualify under more than one program. You are encouraged to review the VA Web site to determine the best benefit package for you.

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Chapter 30

Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty: Available to veterans who contributed to the Montgomery GI Bill during their active duty service.  This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits.  The benefits are generally payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.

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Chapter 31

Vocational Rehabilitation: If you are eligible for V.A. educational benefits under Chapter 31, your V.A. assigned case manager must first authorize you. Your case manager will forward Form 28-1905 to the school for certification. The school will certify your enrollment and progress toward your degree and return the certification to your case manager. The University Bookstore and the Office of Student Financial Services will be advised that you are eligible for Chapter 31 benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information regarding Chapter 31 benefits, please contact the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Chapter 32

Veterans Educational Assistance Program – VEAP: Available to veterans who contributed to VEAP during their active duty service. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits. The benefits are generally payable for 10 years following release from active duty.

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Chapter 33

Post 9/11 GI Bill: Available to veterans with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits. The benefits are generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty and may be transferred to dependents.

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Chapter 33

Yellow Ribbon Program: Anderson University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.  This program will pay tuition and fee charges that exceed the amounts provided by the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Schools determine participation levels on an annual basis.

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Chapter 33

Transfer of Entitlement – TOE: Available to service members to transfer unused education benefits to spouses and dependents.  The service member must establish eligibility for the entitlement and the Department of Defense (DOD) determines eligibility for transferability.

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Chapter 35

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program – DEA: Available to eligible dependents of certain veterans. This benefit provides up to 45 months of education benefits. The period of eligibility varies.

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Chapter 1606

Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserves: Available to members of the National Guard or Reserves who have completed basic training. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits. The period of eligibility ends 14 years from your beginning date of eligibility or on the day you leave the Selected Reserves.

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

TA: All four service branches and the U.S. Coast Guard offer financial assistance for voluntary, off-duty education programs in support of service members’ personal and professional goals. The program is open to officers, warrant officers, and enlisted active duty service personnel. In addition, members of the National Guard and Reserve Components may be eligible for TA based on their service eligibility.