The Department of Veterans Affairs determines the eligibility of educational benefits to which students are entitled.
If you have any questions regarding the application for your benefits, remaining entitlement, or any other general benefits questions, please contact the Veteran’s Affairs Office of the Philadelphia Education Department at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit www.gibill.va.gov.
Post 9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Any transfer of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to a family member must be done through The Department of Defense. For more information please go to http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2009/0409_gibill/.
Yellow Ribbon Program
A fully qualified veteran can attend Chestnut Hill College tuition free each year. You must have 100% entitlement in order to qualify
Chestnut Hill College will provide a maximum of $13,000.00 per student up to 100 qualifying students for the 2012–13 school year. This amount will be matched by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Additionally, the VA will provide $17,500.00. The combination of these funds means that a fully qualified veteran will attend Chestnut Hill College tuition free.
Chestnut Hill's Yellow Ribbon Program funds will be awarded to qualifying students. To be considered, qualifying students must:
- Be accepted for enrollment to a degree program or be currently enrolled in a degree program at the Chestnut Hill College; and
- Submit the Certificate of Eligibility provided to them by the VA to Chestnut Hill College’s School Certifying Official (SCO).
Recipients will be selected based upon the date by which both conditions are met.
Chestnut Hill College's SCO:
VA Certifying Official / Assistant to the Registrar
Chestnut Hill College
9601 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
If you have questions about Chestnut Hill College's participation in the program, contact Marie Scheetz.