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Veterans' Education Benefits

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 Web site at 

The Department of Veteran Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs.

These are some of the most commonly used benefits at Drexel:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33), including the Yellow Ribbon program
  • Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty (Chapter 30)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
  • Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31)

For a full description of each program and application instructions, visit the GI Bill® web site.

Drexel's Veterans Award

In addition to VA benefits, Drexel University awards a $5,000 scholarship for tuition only to students who have served in a branch of the United States Armed Forces.

To be eligible for this award, a student must be accepted and enroll as a new freshman or transfer student in a full-time undergraduate day program, and have received or soon be receiving an honorable discharge.

How to Apply for Benefits and Financial Aid

After you've begun classes, notify Drexel Central if there's a change in the total number of credit hours for which you're registered because this affects your certification.

Your benefits must be certified at the start of each academic year, so be sure to complete the Veterans Benefits Certification Request Form every year.

Drexel's Certifying Officials

Drexel University's VA Certifying Officials are located in Drexel Central. You can direct your submission of VA Benefit documentation to:

For Chapters 33, 33 Yellow Ribbon, 30, 1606, and 1607:

Drexel Central
3141 Chestnut Street
Main Building, Suite 106
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fax: 215-895-2939, Attn: VA Certification
Email may be sent via AskDrexel.

For Chapter 31 and Military Personnel on Active Duty:

Drexel Central
3141 Chestnut Street
Main Building, Suite 106
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fax: 215-895-2939; Attn: Third Party Billing
Email may be sent via AskDrexel.

For information about all of the services Drexel offers for veterans, please visit the Veteran Student Services website.

Federal Shopping Sheet

Veterans and dependents of veterans who are receiving a financial aid package from Drexel will also receive the Department of Education Shopping Sheet that can be viewed via DrexelOne. This document provides data and resources to assist veterans and dependents of veteran students in their decision making process related to financing their education.

Sample Drexel Shopping Sheet for Veterans and Dependents of Veterans [PDF].