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 Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefit Programs to help fund your educational pursuits at DePaul.

This webpage offers information about using Veteran Educational Benefits at DePaul, providing general information about all Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits Programs, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and 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.

Eligible Chapters/Programs

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. For more detailed information, visit the Veterans Affairs website, or contact the Office of Financial Aid. 

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.

Please 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.

How Do I Apply?

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 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 DePaul's VA Coordinator Megan Burda, at (312) 362-8092.