Immaculata University is proud to support veterans, active military and their families pursuing higher education, and we participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
“The entire campus staff have been amazing and really make an effort to make the students feel comfortable and confident. It’s been awhile since I’ve been in school, and the transition back has been so much better when you can lean on the staff and have all your needs and questions addressed.” — Hugh J. Murray Jr., army combat veteran
If you are interested in attending Immaculata University and applying for military tuition benefits, please follow the steps below!
1. Apply to Immaculata
2. Apply for financial aid
You may be qualified for additional state and federal financial aid. Applying for financial aid must be done every year. You will find information about financial aid and tuition assistance opportunities from the Office of Financial Aid.
3. Review your eligibility
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers several different programs for individuals that meet specific qualifications. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.gibill.va.gov. Please read the descriptions of the programs available through the Department of Veterans Affairs and the program requirements listed below to determine your eligiblity.
You are eligible if you enlisted after July 1, 1985; served at least two years on Active Duty; your pay was reduced by $100 per month for the first 12 months of service; you have an honorable discharge; and you have not passed the 10-year delimiting date.
You are eligible if you incurred a 6-year enlistment in the Selected Reserves or the National Guard after July 1, 1985; completed initial active duty training; are serving in good standing in your unit; and you have not passed the 10-year delimiting date.
Eligibility depends on the dates of active duty service; amount contributed; and recent VA legislation. Call the VA at 1.888.442.4551 to determine your individual eligibility.
See the questions and answers page to learn more about this benefit, which became available in 2005.
Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
Dependents of veterans (spouses and children ages 18-26) are eligible if the veteran has a 100 percent service-connected disability or the veteran’s death was service-connected.
Veterans who suffered a service-connected disability while on active duty and need vocational rehabilitation as a result of their disability (normally 20 percent or greater) may be eligible for benefits. See more information about this benefit by clicking on the link above.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after Sept. 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for this Bill, which became effective for training in 2009.
Local Philadelphia Veterans Benefit Office
Veterans Administration Office
5000 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19101
4. Apply for benefits
Please review the eligibility requirements to see if you qualify for educational benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. In order to do this, log in to the Veterans Affairs website. You may also call 1-888-442-4551.
If you qualified for benefits, you will receive a letter of eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Once you receive your letter of eligibility, send a copy of that letter to:
Assistant Director, Student Support Services
PO Box 300
Immaculata, PA 19320
610-647-4400 ext. 3242
Office Manager, College of Graduate Studies
PO Box 500
Immaculata, PA 19320
610-647-4400 ext. 3211
- If you drop/add or change your schedule, you must inform either Kate Commiskey or Karen Wolkov in writing. Changes to your schedule may impact your eligibility for benefits.
- If you receive an updated eligibility letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs, it is your responsibility to forward that letter on to Kate Commiskey or Karen Wolkov.
- Individuals receiving tuition benefits must adhere to all Immaculata University policies.
- Reimbursement criteria for non-successful course completion have changed. For the purpose of reimbursement, a successful course completion is defined as a grade of “C” or higher for undergraduate courses, a “B” or higher for graduate courses, and a “Pass” for “Pass/Fail” grades. These reimbursement policies will be effective for courses starting September 6, 2014 or later. Students will be responsible for any charges not covered by benefits.
- G.I. Bill Comparison Tool —This tool will assist you in calculating your benefits and in researching approved academic programs.
- Paying for College Website—Get help in making informed financial decisions about how to pay for college.
- Loans—You may apply for both federal and private loans. Learn about the differences between federal and private loans. If you are awarded more federal financial aid than you need, you may cancel the loan or accept less than offered. Before your loan money is disbursed, you may cancel all or part of your loan at any time by notifying the Office of Financial Aid. After your loan is disbursed, you may cancel all or part of the loan within certain time frames. Your promissory note will explain the procedures and time frames for canceling your loan.