Military and Veteran Financial Aid Benefits

Benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Detailed information about education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs is available at www.vets.gov.  To initiate the Veterans Affairs benefits process, obtain either a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA or a GI Bill Statement of Benefits at www.vets.gov

Students requesting to use VA Benefits must also complete a VA Benefits Request Form each year.  Our staff will work with the Registrar’s Office to submit certification of enrollment and necessary financial information to the VA.

Yellow Ribbon Program

University of the Sciences is proud to continue our participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for those students who are eligible to receive 100% tuition benefit from the Post 9-11 GI Bill. The University will contribute the necessary matching funds to ensure the student’s entire tuition and general fee are covered with other grant and scholarship funding, for students who document their eligibility with the Financial Aid Office.

This award is provided on a 'first come first served' basis to a maximum of 25 eligible students, regardless of your degree seeking program.  Please be aware that, in the event that you had previously received a financial aid package from the University, GI Bill benefits and 'Yellow Ribbon' participation supersedes any initial or previously awarded University grants, and may affect other financial aid eligibility.

Contact:
Pamela Ramanathan
Director of Financial Aid
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-596-8894
p.ramanathan@usciences.edu  

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Per the recent revision to DoDI 1322.25, the Department of Defense (DoD) has notified the Department of Veterans Affairs that students are no longer allowed to use Chapter 1606 (Selective Reserve) or Chapter 1607 (REAP) in conjunction with Federal Tuition Assistance for the same courses.

Pennsylvania National Guard EAP

Together with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, PHEAA administers this tuition assistance program for students who enter into a service commitment with the Pennsylvania National Guard for a period of 6 years. In order to be considered for the Pennsylvania National Guard Education Assistance Program (EAP), the student must:

  • Be a resident (bona fide domiciliary) of Pennsylvania
  • Be enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program of student at an approved Pennsylvania institution

Recipients of EAP funds who fail to honor the service commitment with the Pennsylvania National Guard must repay the total EAP award amount, plus interest.

To apply:

  • If you are already a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard, contact the readiness NCO (Noncommissioned Officer) at your unit of assignment.
  • If you are not a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard and want more information, go to the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs website.

Contact:

Financial Aid Office

Address:

Office Location: Griffith Hall, Room 100
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
600 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8894

Email:

finaid@usciences.edu