All eligible veterans must apply for benefits through the Veterans Administration Office (VA) and submit their Certificate of Eligibility to the Office of the University Registrar when they are admitted to the University. This office verifies enrollment for all V.A. benefit programs. If you need more information, please call a Veterans Certification Official in the Office of the University Registrar at 215.204.7358 or 215.204.5490.
The VA has implemented a new way to file for your benefits. To apply for your VA benefits click on this link.
New Veterans Benefit Declaration Page - All Temple Active-Duty Servicemembers, Veterans, their spouses and dependent children will have a veterans benefit declaration tab on their TUPortal account once you submit your Certificate of Eligibility Letter to Temple Veterans Certifying Official. Please note that you must click this tab each semester to get your VA benefits processed. For more information click on the attached Veterans Benefit Declaration Page Info Sheet. Veteran%20Benefit%20Declaration%20(2)
Temple University is a participating institution in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Veterans who are 100% eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® may also qualify for this additional educational benefit. Funding may vary on a case by case basis. For more information contact Temple's Veterans Certification Officer at OurVeterans@temple.edu.
What is the Yellow Ribbon Program?
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
For the time in history, service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program will be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children starting August 1, 2009.
For more information on the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, visit the VA website.