A veteran is a former member of the Armed Forces of the United States (Army, 海军, 海军陆战队, 空军, and Coast Guard) who served on active duty and was discharged under conditions that were other than dishonorable. There is no minimum number of days a student must have served on active duty to be considered a veteran. Periods of active duty for training, pursuant to an enlistment in the National Guard or Reserves, do not qualify a student as a veteran.
Former or current members of the National Guard or Reserves are not considered to be veterans unless they had prior or subsequent service with an active component of the Armed Forces.
Many members and former members of the armed services have earned educational 好处 as a result of their service. To determine if you are eligible for educational 好处 resulting from your military service, you must complete and file the appropriate forms and become certified to receive them. Eligible students may use their 好处 to supplement their financial aid package.
Veterans can be certified under several chapters:
Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®: active duty and veterans may be eligible for up to 36 months of benefit. This benefit may be transferred to qualifying dependents, with restrictions (pdf). Also see the Transferability Factsheet (pdf).
学费 Assistance: If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense 学费 Assistance program (also known as Federal 学费 Assistance - FTA). Check with your local Educational Assistance office for eligibility and enrollment requirements. 学费 Assistance Top-Up information (pdf)
Your application forms must be returned to the campus certifying official--Mr. Tharren汤普森, DEF Building--who will submit them to the VA Regional Office in Buffalo, NY, 进行处理. Once you have been approved by that office, the certifying official will verify your enrollment and you will receive your 好处 on a monthly basis throughout the academic year.
For more information contact Tharren汤普森 at (814) 375-4761 or call toll free at 1-800-346-ROAR.
The 博菜网站大全杜波依斯分校 Veteran's Club
博菜网站大全杜波依斯分校 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, 和为孩子打保龄球. 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 学生事务 Department at (814) 375-4760 (toll free at 1-800-346-ROAR).
"GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education 好处 offered by VA is available at the official U.S. 政府网站: www.好处.va.gov / gibill."