Academics

Information for Veterans

Allen University is approved under a number of programs to provide quality education to those who have served their country.  The Office of the Registrar offers assistance and information on programs and applying for education benefits available to veterans and eligible dependents.

A VA Certifying Official is located in the Office of the Registrar and serves as liaison between Allen University and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at (803) 376-5737.

Department of Veteran Affairs Educational Benefits Eligibility Programs

 

CHAPTER 30: Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)

  • Active duty veterans receive the cost of tuition
  • For veterans released from active duty with an honorable discharge
  • Up to 36 months of education benefits
  • Benefits payable for 10 years following release from active duty in most cases
  • Payment Rates

CHAPTER 31: Vocational Rehabilitation

  • For veterans with a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%
  • Up to 48 months of education benefits
  • Benefits payable for 12 years following release from active duty or date disability is established
  • Benefits include tuition, books, required supplies, and a monthly stipend that may be adjusted by the number of dependents
  • Payment Rates

CHAPTER 32: Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

  • For veterans who first entered the military between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985
  • Contributions matched on a 2 to 1 basis by the U.S. Government
  • Up to 36 months of education benefits, dependent upon the number of monthly contributions
  • Benefits payable for 10 years following release from active duty
  • Unused contributed portion after the 10-year period is automatically refunded

CHAPTER 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill

  • VA certificate of eligibility or proof of application
  • Benefits pay a prorated tuition as approved by DOD
  • Benefits may be transferred to spouse or dependent child if service member has 6 yrs of service and agrees to serve for additional 4 years
  • Veterans who were on active duty August 1, 2009 may certify training that begins after that date
  • Benefits include tuition paid directly to school, books and supplies up to $1,000 per year divided by academic term, monthly stipend based on DOD’s BAH rate for E-5 with dependents
  • Up to 36 months of education benefits, dependent upon the number of monthly contributions
  • Benefits payable for 15 years following release from active duty

CHAPTER 34: Vietnam Era GI Bill

  • Program discontinued
  • Vietnam Era veterans may still receive benefits under Chapter 30-Category II of the MGIB

CHAPTER 35: Dependents Educational Assistance

  • Educational benefits for spouse and children of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled or who died as a result of a service-connected disability
  • Spouse and children of POW’s and MIA’s may also be eligible
  • No additional adjustments in benefits for dependents
  • Up to 45 months of education benefits
  • A spouse has 10 years from date of eligibility to complete education
  • Children have 8 years from the date of eligibility to complete education (eligibility through age 31)

CHAPTER 1606: Selected Reserve

  • Selected reserve obligation of 6 years
  • National Call to Service (NCS)
  • Officer – must serve 6 years in addition to current obligation
  • Enlisted – must complete initial active duty training and maintain selected reserve status in a drill unit in good standing
  • Up to 36 months of education benefits
  • Benefits payable for 14 years from date of basic eligibility
  • Payment Rates

Chapter 1607: Activated Reservists

  • Program offers certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 educational benefits or an increase in benefits
  • No fixed delimiting date as long as reservist is actively drilling
  • Benefits payable for10 years from date of separation for disability
  • Must maintain selected reserve status in a drilling unit in good standing
  • Payment Rates

Educational Assistance Test Program (Section 901 of Public Law 96-342)

  • Benefits are available to individuals who entered on active duty after September 30, 1980, and before October 1, 1981 (or before October 1, 1982, if entry was under a delayed enlistment contract signed between September 30, 1980, and October 1, 1981)

Additional Information:

Learn  which program is best for you by visiting http://www.gibill.va.gov.

To complete an online application to receive benefits, visit http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp

The state of South Carolina offers a tuition waiver program for certain War Veterans’ Children. Visit www.govoepp.state.sc.us/va/ 

for more information.