Holy Family University is committed to making a private, post-secondary education affordable for all veterans and their dependents. Below is a listing of some benefits available to veterans. While we encourage veterans attending Holy Family to contact us with any questions pertaining to the processing of VA educational benefits, specific questions about eligibility for VA benefits should be addressed to the VA. Holy Family does not determine a veteran's eligibility for benefits. We assist in the communication of veteran student enrollment to the VA for purposes of certification and receipt of benefits.
Veteran students may be eligible for many different benefits and sometimes the decision to apply specific benefits may be irrevocable. Students are encouraged to use the VA GI Bill Comparison Tool to assist them in making the decision of which benefits to use for their education.
Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals will at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.
For approved programs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The following payments may also be available:
- For students attending Holy Family using this benefit, the VA will pay a maximum payment toward net tuition & fees of $ 19,198.31 for the 2013-2014 academic year (8/1/2013-7/31/2014) and $ 20,235.02 for the 2014-2015 academic year (8/1/2014-7/31/2015).
- Holy Family participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, which provides additional funding above the VA maximum allowable limits, for eligible veterans. Eligibility is determined by the VA.
- Monthly housing allowance paid to veteran students enrolled in classes more than half time.
- Annual books and supplies stipend
Some Service members may also transfer unused GI Bill benefits to their dependents.
Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty
The Montgomery GI Bill may be the most common VA education program. There are four eligibility categories, with the most common being those individuals who entered active duty on or after July 1, 1985 and contributed $100 a month for 12 months and have an honorable discharge.
Chapter 35 – Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA)
Dependents' Educational Assistance is paid to dependents of veterans who have a service connected permanent and total disability or died as a result of service connection.
Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve
This educational program is for members who are actively participating in the Selected Reserve, which include the Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard. While the Department of Veterans Affairs administers the program and pays benefits, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security determine eligibility. Basic eligibility requires a 6-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve and satisfactory participation in required Selected Reserve training.
Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
This is an educational program for active members of the Selected Reserve called to active duty. While the Department of Veterans Affairs administers the program and pays benefits, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security determine eligibility.
Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation (VR&E)
A veteran may be eligible for these benefits if they have a service-connected disability.