Education Benefits for Veterans

Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Are you waiting for your VA Education Benefits?

The Department of Veterans Affairs has made funds available for Veteran students who are still awaiting their education benefit claim to be processed. Eligible veterans can receive up to a $3,000 advance, which will be recouped from future benefit payments. If you are a student who applied for one of VA’s education programs and have not yet received your monthly benefit payment for the Fall term, you can request a one-time advance payment at your local VA Regional Office or through VA’s website: www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Veterans are urged to contact the Financial Aid office to find out more.

Funding Opportunities For Veterans Only

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

South Hills School of Business & Technology has entered into a voluntary agreement with the VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the tuition and fees payable through the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (i.e. annual national cap.) SHSBT will annually contribute $500 to five VA students and the VA will match the contribution, not to exceed 50% of the difference. To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program the veteran must meet the following criteria:

  • a) Be enrolled in an approved specialized associate degree program;
  • b) Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months and were honorably discharged;
  • c) Discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; or
  • d) Are a dependent who received benefits transferred from an eligible service member;
  • e) Be a VA student attending the State College main campus.

Only Veterans receiving the maximum benefit rate, as determined by the service requirements, or their designated transferees may receive this funding. Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program. Child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100 percent rate.

SHSBT School Certifying Official (SCO) will notify potential eligible VA student. The VA student must respond to the SCO to apply for Yellow Ribbon Program benefits. The funds will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of the rate at which the individual is pursuing training.

For payout examples and more information visit the New GI Bill® website.

South Hills School of Business & Technology is Veteran Friendly. Veterans are urged to contact the Financial Aid office for more information.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates educational programs to veterans and members of their families. They administer the Montgomery GI Bill®, the Post Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program, the Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607) and school approvals, compliance surveys, and work study.

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

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.