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Veterans Education Benefits

Education Programs (Chapter 33)

Veterans Affairs administers several education programs for active duty military personnel, veterans, and dependents. Each program provides different benefits for different individuals. Research the various benefit programs below and select the one that works best for you. For additional information contact a VA education representative at 1-888-GIBILL-1 or visit Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official US. government website at

Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides benefits to individuals with at least 90 days of service after September 10, 2001, or to individuals discharged with service-connected disability after 30 days. Chapter 33 provides financial support for education as well as a monthly housing allowance. Some Chapter 33 recipients are also eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program at Loyola is an agreement between the university and the Department of Veteran Affairs to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Loyola University participates at the undergraduate and graduate levels and does not limit the number of recipients at each level. Please Note: To participate in the VA Yellow Ribbon Program, you must be 100% eligible for the CH. 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill®. You must be a veteran or, dependent who has been awarded or, transferred over the CH. 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill®, and not currently serving on active duty or, be a spouse of an active duty service member. You must also adhere to all university guidelines and be in good academic standing.

Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

A veteran may be eligible for Chapter 31 benefits if he/she incurred or aggravated a service-connected disability on or after September 16, 1940, which entitles them to DVA disability compensation, and who is in need of vocational rehabilitation because his/her disability creates an employment handicap. Under Chapter 31, the DVA pays the cost of tuition, fees, books, equipment, and supplies. The veteran also receives a monthly subsistence allowance.

Vocational rehabilitation may be provided for up to 48 months. An eligible veteran generally has 12 years from the date he/she is notified of entitlement by the DVA compensation in which to use these benefits. The DVA may approve an extension of time and/or length of training in certain cases. Disabled veterans are encouraged to contact the nearest DVA office to obtain detailed information and to request a Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation (VA Form 28-1900)