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Accessing Your Benefits

As a veteran, you probably qualify for educational benefits that may pay for your tuition and even provide a housing allowance. Click HERE for a VA website that will get you started with navigating what benefits are available. You may qualify for more than one type of educational benefit, and it may not be easy to decide which one is best for you. HERE is another VA website that is designed to help you decide. You may also want to discuss your plans with one of our campus financial aid specialists, and with the education center on your post or base. A couple more resources for getting questions about VA education benefits answered are:1-888-442-4551 or this website.

Some Other Helpful Links

  • Federal Benefits for Veterans Dependents and Survivors: a government publication describing federal benefits.
  • If you are having trouble accessing your benefits or believe you have been wrongfully denied benefits by the VA, email 1studentveteran@vfw.org for help from a VFW Veteran Services Officer. Individual filers with the VA have a 12% success rate in getting benefits in the first year. The VFW reports that with the help of a VSO the success rate jumps to 92%.
  • United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service giving you access to resources in your community. You can get information from a Veteran Navigator by dialing 2-1-1 or by searching the resource database at the United Way Veterans Page.
  • The National Resource Directory provides links to many other programs and services that may be of help to veterans and their families.
Last Modified: 1/14/16