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Undergraduate Admission for Military

Undergraduate Admission for Military

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Chestnut Hill College is committed to making a private, post-secondary education affordable for all veterans and their dependents. Victory Media named Chestnut Hill College to their 2016 Military Friendly® Schools list. “Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and a Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills, and training into successful careers after graduation.” We are proud to say we are a participant of the Veteran’s Administration (VA) educational programs. We have been participating in the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program since its implementation in August of 2009. Chestnut Hill College cannot determine a veteran’s eligibility for benefits that is done through the Veterans Association. Apply for Benefits

Chestnut Hill College’s School Certifying Official (SCO) is:

Marie Scheetz
VA Certifying Official / Assistant Registrar
Chestnut Hill College

9601 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Office: 215-248-7064
Fax: 215-242-7707
Office – Fournier 15
ScheetzM@chc.edu

Below is a brief description of VA educational benefits.  For a complete outline of each program, please visit: Education and Training.

Chapter 33 – 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 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 the 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.

  • The VA’s academic year 2015-2016 cap on benefits for students with a 100% eligibility rate tier is $21,084.89.
  • Monthly housing allowance paid to veteran students enrolled in classes more than half time.
  • Annual book and supply stipend.
Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning, such as Chestnut Hill College, to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the VA’s yearly national cap. Chestnut Hill College has entered into an agreement with the VA to match up to 50% of those expenses that the VA will match, making the Veteran’s out of pocket expense $0. (This does not include room/board).

Transfer Post 9-/11 GI Gill to Spouse and Dependants

Some Service members may also transfer unused GI benefits to their dependents. For additional information please visit.

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI. Bill – Active Duty

The G.I. Bill may be the most common VA education program. There are four eligibility categories, with the most common being those individuals who 1) entered active duty on or after July, 1985 and 2) contributed $100.00 a month for 12 months had have an honorable discharge.

Chapter 1606: Montgomery G.I. Bill Selected Reserve and National Guard

Eligible participants require: 1) Enlistment or reenlistment in the selected reserve with an obligation to serve for a period of not less than six years following enlistment on or after July, 1 1985, 2) Completion of secondary school diploma requirements, or 3) Completion of IDAT (initial date active training).

Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress.

Reservists are eligible for education benefits or increased benefits to pursue college degrees and other training.

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation

To qualify for this benefit the service member must have a service-connected disability. For more information regarding this benefit and the application process, contact the Department of Veteran Affairs at 1-800-827-1000 or visit www.va.gov.

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Survivors and Dependents Assistance

There are two main GI Bill programs offering education assistance to survivors and dependents of Veterans:

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) is available for children and spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty after September 2001.

Chapter 35 – The Survivor’s and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)

This program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

Policies

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regulations require that all persons using any type of veteran educational assistance programs make satisfactory academic. A student who fails to meet the minimum standards will be placed on academic probation, and the VA will be notified.

If satisfactory academic progress has not been demonstrated, veteran educational benefits could be terminated until such progress can be demonstrated. Benefits may be resumed when the veteran student raises his/her cumulative grade point average (GPA) to the required minimum standards or demonstrates the ability to meet these standards. Last date of attendance will be reported to the VA if a student stops attending courses, but does not officially withdraw.

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Changes in Student Status

It is the student who is using VA educational benefits to notify Chestnut Hill College’s School Certifying Official regarding any change in enrollment, address, degree plan, enrollment at another institution, or any other change that may impact his/her veteran educational benefits. Failure to report such changes can result in an overpayment requiring debt collection action from the VA.

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Credit for Prior Training/Training

Veteran students are required to request and have evaluated all prior college and university credit received prior to, during and after military service. This is to ensure that the VA does not pay for coursework twice and that students receive the most from their benefits. If you wish Chestnut Hill College to request your military transcript (except Air Force) please fill out the Request for Military Transcript Form.

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