Veterans Success Center
John Christman, PhD
While still on Active duty you may either use your VA benefits through the GI Bills® or you may utilized Federal Tuition Assistance through the DoD. Remember that any use of Tuition Assistance will increase your service obligation.
Full tuition and fees paid directly to the school. Please note that tuition and fees are only paid up to the in-state rate for tuition and fees, information on the choice act and receiving in-state rates can be found by clicking choice act. An annual book stipend of $1,000 is provided directly to the student and is distributed based on the number of credit-hours taken in a semester. Additional benefits that may be available for students include a one-time rural benefit payment, to assist students in moving nearer to the university, and a $1,200 a year tutoring allowance.
Note: The percentage of benefits a Veteran can be eligible for is based on the length of Active Duty Service. Please see the table below for percentage rates.
Note: Active Duty Service Members cannot receive DoD BAH payments and VA Housing Allowance concurrently. No Post-9/11 Housing Allowance is authorized while using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits while still on Active Duty.
|Individuals serving an aggregate period of active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, of:||Includes entry level and skill training:||Percentage of Maximum Benefit|
|At least 36 months||Yes||100|
|At least 30 continuous days on active duty and discharged due to service connected disability||Yes||100|
|At least 30 months, but less than 36 months||Yes||90|
|At least 24 months, but less than 30 months||Yes||80|
|At least 18 months, but less than 24 months||No||70|
|At least 12 months, but less than 18 months||No||60|
|At least 6 months, but less than 12 months||No||50|
|At least 90 days, but less than 6 months||No||40|
Ch 30 provides a monthly lump sum to students that can be used to pay for educational expenses. Rates change yearly. Access current CH 30 rates. If you signed a "$600.00 buy-up" or "kicker" Contract at your time of enlistment or reenlistment, you will receive an increased rate based on the amount of the "kicker." Up to 36 months of eligibility are offered.
Federal Tuition Assistance pays for 100% of tuition and authorized fees up to a maximum of $4,500 per service member per year. Tuition benefits are capped at $250 per semester hour. It is highly recommended that Servicemembers contact their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or contact their Military Education Office to discuss the use of Federal Tuition Assistance prior to enrollment.
Have Questions? Need assistance completing your benefits request? Contact the Edinboro University Veterans Success Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-732-1568.