Military and Veterans Benefits
Hugh J. Murray Jr., army combat veteran

“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

Immaculata University is proud to support veterans and military members who are pursuing higher education.

As an Immaculata student, you will receive:

  • Personalized support from staff and faculty, including an academic advisor, online or in-person, depending on your needs
  • Flexible options for taking classes, both online and on campus
  • Access to our writing, math and career centers available in-person or online
  • Access to thousands of academic journals, books, and articles available through the Gabriele Library
  • Generous policies for transferring credits and earning credit for prior learning

Learn more below about how to apply to Immaculata University, apply for financial aid, and what programs are available for you to explore further. Additionally there are resources that you may find helpful in your college search.

If you are Active or Reserve Military

You may be eligible for federal and state education assistance, but all military service members receive a special tuition rate from Immaculata. Please contact our Admissions Office at 484-323-3524 or email us at inquiry@immaculata.edu. Once you apply, you will be asked to submit documentation to verify your eligibility.

If you are a Military Veteran

You may be eligible for a number of state and federal benefits, depending on your service. Call 1-888-442-4551 or check the Department of Veterans Affairs website to review the eligibility requirements and see if you qualify for educational benefits.

Our Veterans Certification Officer can assist you with questions regarding the benefit process. Contact Kate Commiskey at 484-323-3242 or mcommiskey@immaculata.edu.

Yellow Ribbon Post 9/11 GI Bill® Information

Immaculata University is proud to be a part of the Yellow Ribbon Program. To check your eligibility for this program, please check the Veterans Affairs website.

Credit for Prior Learning

Military transcripts will be evaluated and accepted credits will be transferred free of charge! Learn more about Credit for Prior Learning here.

How to Get Started

1. Apply to Immaculata University

If you are not yet a student at Immaculata University, you must apply for admission.

Apply for an undergraduate or graduate program.

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. 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 Kate Commiskey (Undergraduate Students) or Karen Wolkov (Graduate Students)

Benefit Programs and Additional Resources

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers several different programs for individuals that meet specific qualifications. For the most up-to-date information on the G.I. Bill®, 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.

  • Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 30)
    • 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.
  • Montgomery G.I. Bill – Selected Reserves (Chapter 1606)
    • 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.
  • Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32) and Vietnam Era G.I. Bill (Chapter 34)
    • 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.
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
    • 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.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
    • 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 (Chapter 33)
    • 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.

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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Additional Contacts

Local Philadelphia Veterans Benefit Office
Veterans Administration Office
5000 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19101
1-800-827-1000

Additional Resources

  • 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.
  • Student 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.
  • Immaculata University College Scorecard: The college scorecard provides information about Immaculata’ s affordability and value.
  • College Navigator: Learn more about Immaculata using the National Center for Education Statistics program.
  • TA Decide: This comparison tool is designed specifically to aid participants of DoD’s Tuition Assistance (TA) program in making informed choices on schools and education programs.

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