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Military Benefits

MILITARY BENEFITS

Military Student praying over student congregation

The University of Valley Forge (UVF) is grateful to our brothers and sisters in uniform for the dedication, service, and sacrifice they make every day in order to preserve our freedom, and looks forward to serving these brave men and women as best we can.

Veteran Benefits

Veterans and dependents of veterans who plan to enroll at UVF are advised to contact the Admissions Department to begin the application process, as this will facilitate contact with UVF’s School Certifying Official (SCO). A list of forms that all veterans need to submit are:

 

Initial Forms*:

    • DD Form 214
    • Certificate of Eligibility
    • Joint Service Transcript (JST) (Does not apply to Chapter 35. See Chapter list below.)
    • Official high school and college transcripts

*Prospective, admitted, and new students: submit forms to your Admissions Counselor as part of the admissions process

*Current/returning students: submit forms to the SCO via email, fax, or U.S. mail

 

Recurring Form**:

**All students: submit before the beginning of each term for which you are requesting education benefits.

 

SCO Contact Information:

Phone: 610.917.1424

Fax: 610.917.3963

militarybenefits@valleyforge.edu

 

Veterans may call 888.442.4551 or log onto the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the most up-to-date information about specific veteran’s benefits.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently approved the University of Valley Forge (UVF) for participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program (YR) for the 2020-2021 academic year. The YR Program helps to make college more affordable for eligible veterans.

 

The University is pleased to be able to show appreciation and honor to our veterans by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and looks forward to serving the students who enroll under it.

 

To be considered, prospective students should contact their admissions counselors to be connected with the UVF School Certifying Official (SCO). Current UVF students interested in consideration for this program should reach out to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@valleyforge.edu. For more information regarding veterans benefits, please contact your Veterans Affairs office or visit https://www.va.gov/.

UVF is approved as a degree-granting institution for the attendance of veterans under Title 38, United States Code. This includes the programs covered in 30, 31, 33 (post 9/11), 35 of Title 38, relating also to the education of disabled veterans and war orphans, and 1606 of Title 10. The Division of Veterans/Military Education Pennsylvania State Approving Agency has also authorized UVF for the attendance of veterans and veterans’ dependents.

 

CHAPTER LIST:

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation

Chapter 32: Veterans Educational Assistance Program

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill (including Yellow Ribbon Program, if eligible)

Chapter 35: Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance

Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve

Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance is a government offered benefit to those currently serving in any branch of the United States Armed Forces (including Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Marines) to help alleviate some of the financial stresses of tuition. In some circumstances, Department of Defense employees and military spouses may also be eligible to receive some form of Tuition Assistance offered through the University.

 

Students on active military duty should submit the following forms*:

*Forms should be submitted to UVF’s School Certifying Official (SCO).
**Students apply for and receive the Tuition Assistance Authorization form from the Education Center of their military branch. Students need to follow the deadlines of their military branch.