The Veteran Affairs Liaison certifies enrollment for Mount Saint Mary’s University students who apply and are eligible for educational assistance
administered by the Veterans Administration. The Veteran Affairs Liaison
processes enrollment certifications and forwards them on to the
appropriate Veteran Administration Office. Mount Saint Mary’s University
maintains a reference file on all VA students for up to 3 years.
Advanced Payment: Mount Saint Mary’s University does not participate in advance payment for VA students.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs launched today an online GI Bill® Comparison Tool
to make it easier for Veterans, Service members and dependents to
calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits and learn more about VA’s
approved colleges, universities and other education and training
programs across the country. Read more...The GI Bill® Comparison Tool can be found at: http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/comparison
The Department of Defense TA DECIDE comparison tool is designed specifically to aide participants of DoD's Tuition Assistance (TA) program in making informed choices on schools and education programs. Read more...
CHAPTER 30 Montgomery GI Bill® The Montgomery GI Bill® program provides up to 36 months of
education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate
programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and
correspondence courses but must be pre-approved by the Veterans
Administration. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following
release from active duty.
CHAPTER 31 Vocational RehabilitationA veteran of World War II or thereafter who has a
service-connected disability (20% or higher) which entitles him or her
to VA disability compensation and who is in need of vocational
rehabilitation because his or her disability creates an employment
handicap, may be eligible for Chapter 31 benefits. Vocational
rehabilitation may be provided for up to 48 months, and an eligible
veteran now generally has 12 years from discharge or release from active
duty in which to use these benefits. Disabled veterans are encouraged
to contact the regional VA office in their area to obtain detailed
information and to request VA form #28-1900, Disabled Veteran's
Application for Vocational Rehabilitation.
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 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®.
CHAPTER 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program: The Veterans Administration limits eligibility to Post 9/11 GI Bill®recipients, who are eligible for 100% of the benefits. Effective August 1, 2010 MSMU participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. You may visit the GI Bill® website for more information on MSMU Yellow Ribbon awards Click HERE for more information Awards are given on a first-come first
serve basis; however, applications cannot be considered until all
documentation is received.
For more information, please visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
The Department of Veterans Affairs launched an online GI Bill® Comparison Tool to
make it easier for Veterans, Service members and dependents to calculate
their Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits and learn more about VA’s approved
colleges, universities and other education and training programs across
the country. Read more...The GI Bill® Comparison Tool can be found at: http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/comparison
CHAPTER 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program
The sons, daughters, spouse or surviving spouse of a veteran may be
eligible for educational assistance if the veteran died while on active
duty, died after release or discharge from active duty or a
service-connected disability (80%-100%), became permanently and totally
disabled as a result of a service-connected disability, died while a
service-connected disability was rated permanent and total, or has been
listed as missing in action, captured, detained or interned in the line
of duty by a foreign government or power for more than 90 days.
Eligible persons are entitled to 45 months of educational assistance and
are paid benefits on the same basis as a veteran with no dependents.
CHAPTER 1606 Montgomery GI Bill® - Reserves
Basic eligibility exists for a person who (after June 30, 1985) enlists,
reenlists or extends an enlistment in the Selected Reserve. The
Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force
Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve and the Army
National Guard and the Air National Guard. An eligible reservist is
entitled to a maximum of educational assistance based upon full-time
training (or the equivalent based upon three-quarter or half-time
CHAPTER 1607 Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)1607
REAP was established as part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a new Department of
Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational
assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to
active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency
operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This new program
makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after
September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible
for increased benefits.
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