DePaul is honored to serve veterans and active-duty members of the United States military and their dependents. We invite you to explore your federal Veteran's Affairs (VA) Educational Benefit Programs in your educational pursuits at DePaul. DePaul is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program.
This webpage offers information about using Veteran's Educational Benefits at DePaul, providing general information about all Veteran's Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits Programs, including the Post-911 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program.
The Office of Financial Aid at DePaul coordinates the processing for your Federal VA Educational Benefit programs. Our counselors are available to assist you with any questions you may have regarding either your VA Educational Benefits or traditional financial aid programs. We are here to help.
New Information About The Post-9/11 GI Bill
Important changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill have been signed into law. Read more information at the Veteran's Affairs website
or check our FAQ
for more information.
Information about VA 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 Veteran's Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits. For more detailed information, visit the Veteran's Affairs website, or contact the Office of Financial Aid.
The Office of Financial Aid coordinates processing for your Federal Veteran’s Affairs Educational Benefit programs at DePaul, including:
Other VA Benefit-related Programs
The Marine Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship – this additional provision of the Post-911 GI Bill includes the children of an active duty member of the Armed Forces, who has died in the line of duty, on or after September 11, 2001. If you are an eligible child, you may be married and under the age of 33 and still be eligible.
If you're not sure what your educational benefits are, contact the Veteran's Affairs office in St. Louis at (888) 442-4551; follow the instructions for a rotary phone and you'll be connected with a counselor. You also may request information through the Veteran's Affairs website
Please note: The Illinois Veteran's Grant (IVG) is not available for students at DePaul. At this time, it is only available to students attending Illinois public universities.
How Do I Apply?
To use any VA benefit program, you must first complete the VA's application
for benefits process. The best place to obtain Veterans Affairs educational benefit application forms is at 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 Financial Aid.
Many commonly asked application questions are addressed on our DePaul FAQ on the GI Bill
. We encourage you to read this FAQ for further information.
If you have general questions about VA Educational Benefits at DePaul, please contact Carol Carter
at (312) 362-8524. If you have questions regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33, please contact Megan Burda
at (312) 362-8092.