Veteran's Education Information

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Post 9/11 GI Bill

It’s Your Turn Now… The Wescoe School is proud to support military personnel and veterans seeking to continue their education.

If you’re browsing this site, you’re taking the first important step in making use of the benefits entitled to you as a United States service person. The academic advisors at The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College look forward to welcoming you to our campus.

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Under the Yellow Ribbon program, tuition and fees are fully covered for veterans with 100% eligibility under the GI Bill®.

Muhlenberg College has partnered with the US Department of Veterans Affairs in offering this scholarship which covers the difference between the cost of tuition and the reimbursed amount provided by the post 9/11 GI Bill, thereby covering 100% of the tuition for eligible veterans.

Our academic advisors look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus and assisting with your educational goals.  We thank you and your family for the sacrifices you have made to serve our country.

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We are excited to help you navigate the process to explore majors, understand your benefits, register for classes each semester, and be available for advising throughout your entire time with us.

If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your Service prior to enrolling.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member who is serving on active duty Title 10 orders in the pay grades of E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Defense for education, training, and/or the occupational license and credentials necessary for a portable career.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member's Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to you.

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We suggest the following:

1). Contact The Wescoe School office to make a day or evening appointment with one of our advisors: 484-664-3300 or wescoe@muhlenberg.edu.

2).Complete the application for the Post 9/11 GI Bill @ http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

3). Bring a copy of your certificate of eligibility, any previous course transcripts, your military transcripts https://jst.doded.mil/smart/signIn.do and a copy of your DD-214 (for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation).

4). Together we will plan an academic and/or career path for you.
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5).The Wescoe School provides tuition deferment, as well as book vouchers to our student veterans. Please see your advisor for assistance.

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The Wescoe School is here to support your college experience every step of the way. We recognize the important contributions and sacrifices you and your family have made and now it’s your turn to enjoy one of the valuable benefits of your service to our country.

In addition to our academic advising, we invite you to take part in a special course created just for military personnel and/or their spouse at no cost to you.  Contact The Wescoe School at 484-664-3300 for additional information.

Other Helpful Links:

1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor

Application for Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) GI Bill http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

Yellow Ribbon Program Information http://gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Yellow_ribbon.htm

Benefit Comparison Chart  http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Benefit_Comparison_Chart.htm

GI Benefits Calculator, and Step by Step Guide on Receiving Benefits
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For more information for military personnel including government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more please visit one of the sites below.

1. vetsuccess.gov
2. military.com
3. newgibill.org
4. NationalResourceDirectory.gov
5. militaryfriendlyschools.com
6. vetjobs.com
7. Creditcardinsider.com

Additional Links:

1. Veterans & Mesothelioma
2. Continuing Education Resources for Veterans

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The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104-5586 484-664-3300 wescoe@muhlenberg.edu