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Veterans Administration Benefits

The Veterans Administration administers certain basic programs for eligible veterans, service persons, reservists, and dependents of veterans seeking assistance for education. Educational benefits that you may be eligible to receive are:

  • G.I. Bill™ (Chapter 34) - Service beginning before January 1, 1977.
  • VEAP (chapter 32) / Non-Contributory VEAP (Section 903) - Service beginning on or after January 1, 1977 through June 30, 1985.
  • New G.I. Bill™ - Active Duty Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 30) - Service beginning on or after July 1, 1985 through June 30, 1988
  • New G.I. Bill™ - Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 106)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) - For compensable service-connected disabled veterans
  • Survivors or Dependents Educational Assistance Program (chapter 35) - For survivors and dependents of veterans whose death or permanent and total disabilities were service-connected or of service persons missing in action or prisoners of war.
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • >Download the Aquinas Yellow Ribbon application

Eligible Veterans must provide a Certificate of Eligibility in order to receive VA Education Benefits. You can apply for VA benefits by visiting http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp

Before an Enrollment Certification will be submitted to the V.A., the veteran-student must sign a statement of Veteran Recipient Responsibilities. This statement must be signed each registration period and retained in the veteran's file.

Students receiving V.A. benefits are required to maintain satisfactory progress toward degree completion and abide by all rules and regulations as outlined in the Aquinas College Student Conduct Code.

Vocational Rehabilitation

The Department of Public Instruction, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, provides services and financial assistance for education to students with certain disabilities. Further information can be obtained from Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Public Instruction, Lansing, MI 48904.

Students may obtain further information from the Veterans Administration Office nearest their home or from the Veterans Certifying Official in the Academic Advising Office in Hruby Hall.

Alyx DeMeyere
Veteran Certification Officer/Coordinator of Advising & New Student Registration
Phone: (616) 632-2867
Email: agd001@aquinas.edu