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Veteran's Benefits

Veteran's Benefits

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The Department of Veterans Affairs determines the eligibility of educational benefits to which Undergraduate and Adult Degree 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® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reimburses your tuition & fees to your school and makes housing and other payments directly to you. Chestnut Hill will receive a percentage, as determined by your length of active duty service. Any transfer of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® to a family member must be done through The Department of Defense.

Yellow Ribbon Program  

Through Chestnut Hill’s Yellow Ribbon Program, fully qualified veterans/dependents can attend tuition free each year. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) matches dollar-for-dollar the contribution a participating institution (i.e. CHC) makes toward your costs (tuition, mandatory fees). Therefore, qualified college students can attend Chestnut Hill College for little to no cost. You must have 100% eligibility to qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program. To be considered, qualifying students must be accepted for enrollment to a degree program or be currently enrolled in that degree program at the College as verified in the submitted Certificate of Eligibility provided by the College’s SCO. In lieu of a Certificate of Eligibility, students can currently print the eBenefits, page as proof of eligibility. In Vets.gov the user will be able to view and print a “Post-9/11 GI Bill® Statement of Benefits.” This will contain the same information.

Questions about eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® or the Yellow Ribbon Program should be addressed at either the local VA Regional Office or the Department of Veterans Affairs at www.gibill.va.gov.

Students who are entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits, are considered covered individuals. Chestnut Hill College will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

Students who are entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, or chapter 33 will be permitted to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  • The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  • 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

“GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Chestnut Hill College's SCO

Marie Scheetz
VA Certifying Official / Assistant to the Registrar
Chestnut Hill College

9601 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Office: 215.248.7064

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