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Veterans

Community College of Philadelphia can help your achieve your academic and career goals. Veterans, spouses and dependents may qualify to receive a monthly allowance toward tuition, allowing you to earn a college education for less.

Please review the eligibility requirements to see if you qualify for educational benefits at the Veterans Affairs website. Additional tuition assistance is also available.

If you need assistance with your Veterans Registration Certification Form, please contact:

Laura McBride
Veterans School Certifying Official
1700 Spring Garden Street, Room BG-19c
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-751-8259
Contact Laura McBride

How to Apply

STEP 1

Apply to the College

If you are not yet a student at the College, you must apply online for admission. Please visit the Main Campus Welcome Center, Room P1-5, or call 215.751.8010 for more information.

STEP 2 

Apply for Financial Aid

You may be qualified for additional state and federal financial aid. Applying for financialaid must be done every year. You will find information about financial aid and tuition assistance opportunities in our Paying for College section of this website.

STEP 3

Review the Eligibility Requirements for Education Benefits Programs

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers several different programs for individuals that meet specific qualifications. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.gibill.va.gov, stop by the Veterans Resource Center on the ground floor of the Bonnell Building, Room BG-43, or email Email.

STEP 4

Apply for Appropriate Education Benefits

Once you have identified the program for which you are qualified, apply online through the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP). You can request that a form be mailed to you by calling 1.888.GIBILL.1 (1.888.442.4551).

VA Benefits

We have provided an overview of the requirements necessary to be eligible for the VA benefits programs approved by Community College of Philadelphia. Please read the descriptions of the requirements listed below to determine which program you qualify for. Click on the name of each program to access a comprehensive webpage with detailed information about that program.

Montgomery G. I. Bill (Chapter 30)
You are eligible if you enlisted after July 1, 1985; served at least two years on Active Duty; your pay was reduced by $100 per month for the first 12 months of service; you have an honorable discharge; and you have not passed the 10-year delimiting date.

Montgomery G. I. Bill - Selected Reserves (Chapter 1606)
You are eligible if you incurred a 6-year enlistment in the Selected Reserves or the National Guard after July 1, 1985; completed initial active duty training; are serving in good standing in your unit; and you have not passed the 10-year delimiting date.

Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32) and Vietnam Era G.I. Bill (Chapter 34)
Eligibility depends on the dates of active duty service; amount contributed; and recent VA legislation. Call the VA at 1.888.442.4551 to determine your individual eligibility.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
See the questions and answers page to learn more about this benefit, which became available in 2005.

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
Dependents of veterans (spouses and children ages 18-26) are eligible if the veteran has a 100 percent service-connected disability or the veteran's death was service-connected.

Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
Veterans who suffered a service-connected disability while on active duty and need vocational rehabilitation as a result of their disability (normally 20 percent or greater) may be eligible for benefits. See more information about this benefit by clicking on the link above. You can contact the VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Federal Building, Harrisburg, PA or call 717.221.3476 or .4445

The Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after Sept. 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for this Bill, which became effective for training in 2009.

Additional Contacts

Local Philadelphia Veterans Benefit Office
Veterans Administration Office
5000 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19101
1-800-827-1000

Local Veterans Administration Hospital
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
215.823.5868

Veterans Work Study Program
Veterans Administration Regional Office - Buffalo, N.Y.
Work Study Program
716.551.5950

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