Educational Benefits

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Veteran's Affairs: Montgomery GI Bill®

Step One

Apply to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for your education benefits, go to VA.GOV to complete your application.  If you have used your benefit perviously at another institution you need to go to VA.GOV to complete a Change of Place of Training form.

Step Two

Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the VA and Military Benefit Certifying Team utilizing the VA/Military Benefit Intake Form.

Step Three

On the last calendar day of the month, you must verify your enrollment to the VA via the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by calling the toll free Interactive Voice Response line at (877) 823-2378.

The benefit is paid directly to the student, it should arrive approximately the beginning of the month following the month you earned it. For example, if you start school in September, your first benefit is expected to arrive the beginning of October.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Post 9/11 GI Bill® [Chapter 33]

To learn more about required qualifications and the benefits provided, please visit the Post 9/11 GI Bill® website or call the VA at 1 (888) GI-BILL-1.

Step One

To initiate your benefit or elect to switch to Chapter 33 benefits, you must submit an application to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

  • If you need to apply for your Department of Veteran Affairs(VA) educational benefits, you need to go to VA.GOV to complete your application.
  • If you have used your benefit perviously at another institution, you need to go to VA.GOV to complete a Change of Place of Training form.

Step Two

Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the VA and Military Benefit Certifying Team utilizing the VA/Military Benefit Intake Form.

Step Three

Select a major (not UESP) by the time you reach junior standing (90-134 credits earned). The OSU Veteran Certifying Officials will certify your enrollment to the VA.

The tuition and fees benefits are paid directly to the school in an amount not to exceed the maximum in-state tuition and fees at a public Institution of Higher Education, they should pay to the student account between week 4 and 6 of the term.

An annual books and supplies stipend of $1,000 is paid proportionately based on enrollment.

A monthly housing allowance based on the Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school. Input the year, zip code of your school location, and an E-5 pay grade into the Department of Defense Basic Allowance for Housing Rate Query in order to obtain an estimate of what this payment might be.

 

NOTE: Oregon State University will not impose any penalty (e.g., interest charges, registration holds) due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapters 31 or 33.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Yellow Ribbon Program

If you are an undergraduate student seeking your first Bachelor's Degree (post bac does not count) and receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill® at the 100% rate you may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Under the Yellow Ribbon program, if your tuition exceeds the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition or fees, (such as attending in a nonresident status) additional funds may be available for your education program without an additional charge to your entitlement. For more information, please visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon webpage.

To apply to receive the Yellow Ribbon benefit, you will need to email the OSU Veteran Certifying Officials to verify your eligibility. If you are eligible, you will be identified internally and evaluated via the VA Certifying Officials. The funds are posted directly to your student account.

OSU has agreed to award $3,000.00 per academic year for up to 200 students. The VA will provide matching funds of up to $3,000.00 per student. The combination of the award from OSU and the VA matching funds equates to $2000 per term. This program does not apply for summer term, distance or e-campus courses.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

OSU VA Advance

Students who receive both Chapter 33, Post 9/11 VA Education Benefits, and Financial Aid may be eligible for an OSU program where the University helps accelerate the disbursement of financial aid money at the start of the term to help with books and living expenses.

 

Minimum Eligibility:

1.         Receiving Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

2.         Receiving Financial Aid of $1,000 or more for the term.

3.         Accept financial aid award at least two weeks prior to the start of the term

 

Here’s how it works:

OSU temporarily advances 75% of the anticipated VA tuition benefit to the student’s account; this temporarily reduces the balance due; then financial aid is disbursed and any excess aid is paid to the student.  Once the term is underway, OSU reverses the temporary advance, and the student’s account balance reverts to the actual amount due. When VA funds are received by OSU, they are posted to the student’s account as usual to pay VA qualified tuition and fees. The temp advance will show on the student’s account as “OSU Advance of VA Funds” and the reversal as “Reverse OSU VA Advance”.  These offset each other, and reconciles the account.

 

Students eligible for the program will receive an email notification each term.

Stay up-to-date and check your student account at MyBill.oregonstate.edu 

 

Questions regarding your financial aid eligibility? Please contact financial.aid@oregonstate.edu.

Questions regarding your VA education benefits? Please contact veterans@oregonstate.edu.

Questions regarding your student account (separate from financial aid or VA education benefits)? Please contact studentaccountsevices@oregonstate.edu

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The Edith NourseRogers STEM Scholarship will provide up to nine months of additional Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits (or a maximum of $30,000) to qualifying Veterans and Fry Scholars.*

The Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship is a provision of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act (Forever GI Bill®) that gives extra benefits to students training in the high demand fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Training in these areas typically requires more credit hours than other fields. The Rogers STEM Scholarship provides support for this additional training, offering students the opportunity to finish their STEM degree program or teaching certification with significantly less student debt or out-of-pocket costs.

Who is eligible for the Rogers STEM Scholarship?

Students enrolled in an undergraduate STEM program
  • You are pursuing a degree in a STEM field;
  • You have completed at least 60 standard or 90 quarter credit hours toward your degree;
  • You have or will soon (within 180 days of application) exhaust your entitlement for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program;
  • Your postsecondary degree program requires at least 120 semester (or 180 quarter) credit hours for completion in a standard, undergraduate college degree
Students seeking Teaching Certification
  • You have earned a postsecondary degree in a STEM field;
  • You have been accepted or are enrolled in a teaching certification program; 
  • You have or will soon (within 180 days of application) exhaust your entitlement for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program
*Priority will be given to individuals who are entitled to 100% of Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits and to those who require the most credit hours. Yellow Ribbon may not be used with this extension. These additional benefits cannot be transferred to dependents.
Apply to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for your education benefits, go to VA.GOV to complete your application.

For additional information, please visit the Rogers STEM Scholarship website at: https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/fgib/stem.asp

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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.  For more information, please visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs DEA webpage.

Step One

To apply for your Department of Veteran Affairs(VA) educational benefits you need to go to VA.GOV to complete your application.

If you have used your benefit perviously at another institution you need to go to VA.GOV to complete a Change of Place of Training form.

Step Two

In approximately 4 weeks the VA will sent you a Certificate of Eligibility in the mail.  Send a copy of the certificate to the VA and Military Benefit Certifying Team utilizing the VA/Military Benefit Intake Form.

Step Three

Select a major (not UESP) by the time you reach junior standing (90-134 credits earned). The OSU Veteran Certifying Officials will certify your enrollment to the VA.

The benefit is paid directly to the student, it should arrive approximately the beginning of the month following the month you earned it. For example, if you start school in September, your first benefit is expected to arrive the beginning of October.

Funds paid to student     
Tuition / Fees paid to school    
Book allowance  

MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard or Air National Guard. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components and VA makes the payments.  For more information, please visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs MGIB-SR webpage.

Step One

Apply to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for your education benefits, go to VA.GOV to complete your application.  If you have used your benefit perviously at another institution you need to go to VA.GOV to complete a Change of Place of Training form.

Step Two

Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the VA and Military Benefit Certifying Team utilizing the VA/Military Benefit Intake Form.

Step Three

On the last calendar day of the month, you must verify your enrollment to the VA via the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by calling the toll free Interactive Voice Response line at (877) 823-2378.

The benefit is paid directly to the student, it should arrive approximately the beginning of the month following the month you earned it. For example, if you start school in September, your first benefit is expected to arrive the beginning of October.

Read through the Veterans Benefits Administration's fact sheets for more information on general benefits.

VA Form 22-1990t: Application for Individualized Tutorial Assistance (fillable)

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E), sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program, provides services to eligible Veterans with service-connected disabilities to help them prepare for, obtain, and maintain suitable employment or achieve independence in daily living.

Things to point out:
  • Voc Rehab is an Employment Program, that can use education benefits as a way to assist the Veteran in becoming job ready. It is not just another VA Educational Benefit. 
  • Voc Rehab has the ability to add additional months of educational benefits for you, above the 36 months available with the Montgomery or Post 9/11 Gi Bills, if approved by your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC).
  • Oregon State University will not impose any penalty (e.g., interest charges, registration holds) due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapters 31 or 33.
A veteran may be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) benefits if they:
  • Is or will be discharged under other than dishonorable conditions
  • Incurred or aggravated a service-connected disability which entitles him/her to VA disability compensation of 20% or greater
  • Needs vocational rehabilitation due to her/his service-connected disability creating an employment handicap

An eligible veteran generally has 12 years from the date he/she is notified of entitlement to VA compensation to use her/his Chapter 31 benefits. The VA may approve an extension of time and/or length of training in certain cases.

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Step One

To apply for vocational rehabilitation benefits go to the eBenefits website and complete the application, you will be contacted by your closest Regional VA for an interview.

Step Two

If you are eligible for an evaluation under the Vocational Rehabilitation program, you must meet with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC). If the VRC determines that an employment handicap exists as a result of a service-connected disability, you will be entitled to services. You and the VRC will then continue counseling to develop a plan to address your rehabilitation and employment needs.

You and your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will work together to:
  • Determine your skills, aptitudes, and interests
  • Identify employment/independent living services options
  • Explore labor market and wage information
  • Identify physical demands and other job characteristics
  • Narrow vocational options to identify a suitable employment goal
  • Select a program leading to an employment or independent living goal
  • Develop an individualized rehabilitation plan to achieve the identified employment/independent living goals
You will need to prepared for your interview.  The VA will send you a list of documents they need, take them.
Be prepared to sell yourself, your career goals, and why you need to complete your educational plan to acheive your goals.

Once your vocational rehabilitation benefits have been approved, your VA Voc Rehab Counselor sends an authorization form to the university so that you may receive benefits.

Step Three

The Veteran Certifying Officials will process the authorization and send a copy to the OSU Bookstore and to the Business Office.

Step Four

The OSU Bookstore will have your name on a list, allowing you to get your books and supplies.

In order to request your books and supplies from the bookstore online, follow these instructions.

The Business Office in the Kerr Administration Bldg will issue a receipt to be submitted to Parking Services for a parking pass.

NOTE: Oregon State University will not impose any penalty (e.g., interest charges, registration holds) due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapters 31 or 33.

 

For more information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) about Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits, please visit the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service webpage or call the VA toll free at 1 (800) 827-1000.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).