Veterans

GI Bill®

"GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill." The financial aid office assists veterans, guardsmen, reservists, spouses and dependents.

Chapter 33 Veterans at 100% eligibility as determined by the VA are eligible for Yellow Ribbon benefits. Veterans eligible for this benefit may designate a child as a transferee, regarding VA Educational Benefits and the Yellow Ribbon Program visit the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

Saint Vincent College is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.  Chapter 33 Veterans at 100% eligibility as determined by the VA are eligible for Yellow Ribbon benefits.  Veterans eligible for this benefit may designate a child as a transferee for this program as well.  Saint Vincent College will award Yellow Ribbon benefits for tuition and fees not covered by the VA benefits using institutional funds awarded to the student upon admission.  Any remaining institutional funds can be used to cover direct SVC costs. 

For more information regarding VA Educational Benefits and the Yellow Ribbon Program visit the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs Education and Training.  

All veterans are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligibility for federal and state financial aid is in addition to VA benefits.

The first step to receiving VA educational benefits is to complete VA form 22-1990, or apply online at the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP).    Approval for VA benefits may be a lengthy process and students are encouraged to complete this application as early as possible.  Eligible veterans will receive a Certificate of Eligibility.   Once received, please submit a copy of the certificate to the Financial Aid Office and schedule an appointment to discuss your benefits.  The Certificate of Eligibility is required to submit certification to the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Click here to read an article on making a new start in college as a civilian, which includes tips from a veteran member of our faculty, Dr. Eric Kocian.  

Click here to register on a new Pennsylvania job-search portal, JobGateway, which includes a military translator that allows you to enter your military occupation code (MOS/MOC), matches it to civilian skills and occupations, and allows you to automatically receive job postings that match your preferences.  

"GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill."