Education Benefits

EBENEFITS

On December 14, 2011, eBenefits was updated to show Post-9/11 education benefits information. Students (veterans) eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® must go to the GI Bill® web site (www.gibill.va.gov), click on “eBenefits”, and establish a premium account (if they have not already done so). Once they have established a premium account, the student (veteran) may logon to eBenefits and click on Education where they will be able to see their tier benefits level percentage, delimiting date, entitlement, and remaining entitlement.

POST 9/11 GI Bill® (CHAPTER 33)

You are eligible if you served at least 30 days of continuous active duty service after September 10, 2001; were discharged due to a service connected disability, or served an aggregate of 90 days of active duty service after September 10, 2001. For the entire list of eligibility requirements for this chapter, please visit www.gibill.va.gov.

YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM (FOR CHAPTER 33 STUDENTS ONLY)

La Salle is a participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Veteran Educational Assistance Act. Through this program the VA will match each additional dollar that La Salle contributes toward an eligible student’s tuition costs, up to 50 percent of the difference between the tuition and fees covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and the total cost of tuition and fees. Please remember that you must be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® at the 100% rate to be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

MONTGOMERY GI Bill® (CHAPTER 30)

You are eligible if you enlisted after July 1, 1985; served at least 2 years of continuous Active Duty; your pay was reduced by $100 per month for the first 12 months of service; you have an honorable discharge; and you have not passed the 10-year delimiting date.

MONTGOMERY GI Bill® – SELECTED RESERVES (CHAPTER 1606)

You are eligible if you incurred a 6-year enlistment in the Selected Reserves or the National Guard after July 1, 1985; completed initial active duty for training; completed 180 days of service in the Selected Reserves; are serving in good standing in your unit. Members of the Selected Reserve with remaining entitlement under Chapter 1606 will remain eligible until the date the individual is separated from the Selected Reserve effective June 30, 2008.

MONTGOMERY GI Bill® – RESERVE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CHAPTER 1607)

You are eligible if you meet the Chapter 1606 basic eligibility: were called to or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency: and you remain a satisfactory participant within the reserve component or 10 years from date of discharge under certain conditions.

SURVIVORS AND DEPENDENTS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE (CHAPTER 35)

Dependents of veterans (spouses and children ages 18-26) are eligible if the veteran has a 100% service-connected disability or the veteran’s death was service connected.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (CHAPTER 31)

Veterans who suffered a service-connected disability while on active duty and need vocational rehabilitation as a result of their disability may be eligible for benefits. Contact the VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the VA Regional Office and Insurance Center at 215-842-2000, ext. 4574.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Members of the Selected Reserves and National Guard and Active Duty personnel may be eligible for tuition assistance from your respective service. Contact your unit of assignment or service education office for eligibility criteria and application forms.

OTHER FINANCIAL AID

Additional financial aid may be available depending on your need and eligibility. Please contact Student Financial Services at 215-951-1070 for more information.