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Scholarship/Tuition and Other Resources

The following is a list of federal and state scholarships.

Veterans Benefits Programs

VA MGIB Chapters

Tuition Assistance

  • Tuition Assistance (TA) - All TA for Active Duty, USAR, and ARNG Soldiers must be requested through GoArmyEd.  In some cases, the FTA can impact other sources of financial aid such as the PA State Grant (PHEAA), Federal SEOG, and Federal Stafford Loan.  Also, if you are receiving EAP benefits, your FTA funds will be limited.  Contact KU Bursar for details.
  • Pennsylvania National Guard Education Assistance Program (EAP) - If you are in the PA National Guard, be sure to apply for your tuition benefits through your unit if you are eligible.  In some cases, EAP can reduce other sources of financial aid. 

Types of Financial Aid

File the FAFSA to apply for all federal and state financial aid (i.e. Federal Pell Grants, Work-Study, Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Plus Loans, PHEAA State Grant, etc.) 

Veteran Opportunities

  • Troops to Teachers - A U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that is available through the KU College of Education for eligible military personnel wishing to begin a new career as teachers.  Stipends and bonuses available.
  • Military and Other Deferments - Deferment of loans with proper documentation.

Military and Veterans Resources

Veterans Affairs & Benefits

http://www.gibill.va.gov (Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Web Site)
https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment)
www.va.gov (Veterans Affairs)
www.vba.va.gov (Veterans Benefits Administration)
www.va.gov/health/default.asp (Health Administration Services)
www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/index.htm (Compensation & Pension Benefits)
www.bva.va.gov (Board of Veterans Appeals)
http://www.va.gov/onlineapps.htm  (Veterans On-line Applications Website)
www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange (VA Agent Orange)
www.homeloans.va.gov (VA Home Loans)
www.insurance.va.gov (VA Insurance)
www.vba.va.gov/ro/philly/index.htm (VA Regional Office-Philadelphia)
www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/acceleratedpayinfo.htm (VA Accelerated Payment Information)
www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/tatu.htm (VA Tuition Assistance Top-Up)
www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/lcweb.htm (VA Licensing and Certification Tests)

Contact Sites for Military Benefits 
www.armyg1.army.mil/rso  (Army Retirement Services Home Page)
www.gulflink.osd.mil (Gulf War Home Page)
www.archives.gov/st-louis (National Personnel Records Center)
www.dfas.mil (Defense Finance and Accounting Service)
www.tricare.osd.mil (TRICARE)

Counseling, Support and Family Services (Free)
www.militaryonesource.mil (Military One Source)
www.myarmyonesource.com (Army One Source)
www.jointservicessupport.org (National Guard Support Programs)
www.usmc-mccs.org (Marine Community Services)
www.ffsp.navy.mil (Navy Fleet and Family Readiness)
www.afpc.af.mil (Air Force Personnel Center)
www.uscg.mil/worklife/family_advocacy.asp (Coast Guard Family Programs)

Education
www.pde.state.pa.us (Pennsylvania Department of Education)
www.pheaa.org (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency)

Employment & Training
www.dol.gov/vets/grants/main.htm (Grants & Training)
www.scsc.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/civil_service_home/9164 (PA State Civil Service)
http://dod.jobsearch.org (DoD Job Search)
www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre (VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service
www.veteransvocationalinstitute.com (Veterans Vocational Institute)
http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm (Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
http://acp-usa.org (American Corporate Partners)

Financial Aid
www.fafsa.ed.gov (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
www.pin.ed.gov (PIN Registration for FAFSA)
www.aesSuccess.or  (American Education Services)

Military Services
www.af.mil (US Air Force)
www.afreserve.com (Air Force Reserve)
www.ang.af.mil (Air National Guard)
www.goarmy.com (US Army)
www.goarmyreserve.com (Army Reserve)
www.paguard.com (Army National Guard)
www.navy.mil (US Navy)
www.navalreserve.com (Navy Reserve)
www.usmc.mil (US Marine Corps)
www.marforres.usmc.mil (Marine Forces Reserve)
www.uscg.mil (US Coast Guard)
www.uscg.mil/reserve (US Coast Guard Reserve)

Telephone Numbers
Questions/Inquiries About GI Bill Benefits and Status of Claims - 1-888-442-4551
Student Verification of Enrollment - 1-877-823-2378 or https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave
Direct Deposit (Chapter 30, 31, 32, 1606, 1607) - 1-877-838-2778
General Information on VA Benefits - 1-800-827-1000