Contact Info

          Veterans Success Center
          Crawford Center, Room 208A
          200 Glasgow Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-1568
          Email: veterans@edinboro.edu

          Andrew Matt
          Veterans Success Coordinator
          Office: 206 Crawford Center
          Phone: (814) 732-1564
          Email: amatt@edinboro.edu

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          Dependents

          CH 33 – Post-911 GI Bill®

          Benefits

          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. Students receive a monthly housing allowance based on the location of the school that is sent directly to the student. 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 Dependent can be eligible for is based on the length of Active Duty Service of the Veteran. Please see the table below for percentage rates.

          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

          Eligibility

          • Veteran must have served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty or on active duty activation in support of a national emergency or for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing or training.
          • The Veteran should have received an honorable discharge or continued service with a National Guard or reserve unit in good standing or discharge due to a service-connected disability.
          • Service members currently serving must complete at least six years of service and agree to complete four additional years of service or have completed ten years of service.

          Transfer Eligibility

          • The Veteran/Servicemember is a member of the Armed Forces, active duty or Selected Reserve and were in service on 1 August 2009 or joined after that date. (For Uniformed Servicemembers, NOAA and PHS uniformed members, you must have been in service on 1 August 2001 or joined after that date.)
          • The Veteran/Servicemember has at least six years of service in the Armed Forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date you elect to transfer the Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits and agree to serve an additional four years in the Armed Forces from that date.
          • Or, the Veteran/Servicemember has at least ten cumulative years of service in the Armed Forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date you elect to transfer the Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits, are precluded by either standard policy or statute from committing to four additional years and agree to serve for the maximum amount of time allowed by such policy or statute.

          Note: Only Veterans who are currently serving on active duty or in the Selected Reserve can transfer benefits to eligible family members.

          Paperwork

          • Veteran must transfer some or all Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits using the DoD system or by calling 1-800-538-9552.
          • Complete a VA Form 22-1990E on paper or online through VONAPP and send to the VA. Receive a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.
          • DD-214 from completion of Active Duty Service of Veteran.

          CH 35 – Survivor and Dependent’s Educational Assistance (DEA) Program

          Benefits

          Beneficiaries receive a monthly lump sum to students that can be used to pay for educational expenses. Rates change yearly. Access current CH 35 rates. Survivors and dependents may be eligible for up to 45 months of education benefits.

          Eligibility

          • Student must be the son, daughter, or spouse of:
            • A Veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the armed forces.
            • A Veteran who died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence.
            • A servicemember missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
            • A servicemember forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
            • A servicemember who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service-connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability.
          • Student must be over 18 years of age and under 26 years of age. Extensions can be granted due to military service.
          • Student must not be serving on active duty in the armed forces. If the student did serve on active duty, then the student must have an Honorable discharge.

          Paperwork

          • Complete a VA Form 22-5490 on paper or online through VONAPP and send to the VA. Receive a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.

          Fry Scholarship

          The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship provides benefits like those of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® to the shildren and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. This scholarship is treated like VA Education Benefits for the purposes of financial aid and is managed through the Edinboro Veterans Success Center.

          Benefits

          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. Students receive a monthly housing allowance based on the location of the school that is sent directly to the student. 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.

          Eligibility

          • Children and surviving spouses of an active duty servicemember who died in the line of duty on or after September 10, 2001.
          • Children must be between 18 and 33 years of age.
          • A spouse loses benefits upon remarriage. Children can get married without losing benefits.
          • A spouse has 15 years to use benefits from the date of the death of the service member.

          Paperwork

          • Complete a VA Form 22-5490 on paper or online through VONAPP and send to the VA. Receive a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.

          Have Questions? Need assistance completing your benefits request? Contact the Edinboro University Veterans Success Center at veterans@edinboro.edu or 814-732-1568.