Division of Student Affairs > Support Services > For Specific Populations > Veteran Services > Military Veteran Benefits
If you are a veteran of U.S. military service, an eligible active-duty member of the military or an eligible dependent (see below), you may be eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon Program.
If you are not sure for which educational benefits you qualify, contact the Veterans Affairs regional office in St. Louis at (888) 442-4551. Follow the telephone prompts, and you will be connected with a counselor. You also may request information through the Veterans Affairs website.
Note: The Illinois Veteran's Grant (IVG) is not available for students at DePaul. The IVG is only available to students attending Illinois public universities.
To use any VA benefit program you must first complete the VA's application for benefits, which can be found on the Veterans Affairs website. Once you have completed your Veterans Affairs educational benefit application forms, Veterans Affairs will send you a Certificate of Eligibility for your Veterans Affairs educational program. You should submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility and a copy of your DD214 along with our Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits Form to DePaul's Office of Veteran's Affairs.
All documents must be submitted in person when the office is open or uploaded to DePaul’s secure upload server.
Many commonly asked application questions are addressed on our 2019-2020 DePaul FAQ on the GI Bill®. Also, please review our Important Information for Students Using Veterans Benefits FAQ. If you have general questions about VA Educational Benefits at DePaul, please contact Megan Giedraitis at (312) 362-8092.
DePaul will work with you to utilize your benefits to pursue your educational goals, as well as work with students who transition from TA to GI Bill® education benefits. The following branches of the military offer tuition assistance to active-duty members:
If you have general questions about using Tuition Assistance benefits at DePaul, please contact Delores Shipp at (312) 362-8391
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.