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University-Wide Veteran's Initiative

Temple University Military and Veteran Services Center has convened a Veterans Task Force Committee to plan and implement programs that will provide educational and social events to help Temple veteran students succeed at the university.

As a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Temple is committed to helping servicemembers, veteran students and family members maximize Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits through collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Based on length of active duty, qualified service members and veterans may receive partial-to-full-tuition coverage, a housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies. We also offer College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing to ensure full credit value for military service and training.

Monthly on-campus and virtual veterans information sessions are offered to help propsective students gain a better understanding of the admissions requirements, academic program offerings, how to apply for your V.A. benefits, understanding financial aid options available to you, veteran services offered at the university, and submitting an application for admission.

Check out these additional tools that can help you to make an informed decision about choosing Temple University.

GI Bill® Comparison Tool

College Scorecard (College Affordability and Transparency Center)

College Navigator- National Center for Education Statistics

Yellow Ribbon Program Information 2015-2016

Paying For College

For more information on VA benefits, go to http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

Recently, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed and Governor signed Act 46, a law that requires Temple University to offer eligible veterans priority registration. As you know, registration for Spring 2015 began on October 22.

"Act 46 of 2014 requires public institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania to provide veteran students, as defined in the Act, with preference in course scheduling. Non-compliance may be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by submitting the Higher Education Student Complaint form found at www.education.state.pa.us."

Temple University has expanded the population covered by Act 46 to include all veterans and active duty personnel. If you are a veteran, you are eligible for priority registration if you submit your discharge papers (DD-214) or your NGB Form 22 ( if you are in the National Guard) to the Office of the University Registrar. The deadline to submit was October 14th by 4:30 p.m.

To request copies of your discharge papers and military records, go to: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.

Review the instructions before you begin. Click on: Submit your request online or request by mail or fax using the SF-180 form.

You must submit your DD-214 or NGB Form 22 to the Office of the University Registrar via TUsafesend (http://tusafesend.temple.edu). You must sign-in to TUsafesend using your AccessNet username and password. When prompted for send to email address, please use: act46registration@temple.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact Office of the University Registrar.
-Office of the University Registrar


Effective July 1, 2015, the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Governor Tom Wolf approved legislation, Act 11, which requires public institutions of higher learning, including Temple University, to charge in-state tuition to any veteran, spouse or dependent children enrolled at Temple University who is living in Pennsylvania. This legislation puts the state of Pennsylvania in compliance with Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act.

As a result of Act 11, Temple University is required to charge the in-state tuition rate to out-of-state students eho have a Pennsylvania address and are using the GI Bill® benefits under chapters 30, 31, 33, 35 and sections 1606 and 1607. This change also applies to active duty military personnel, spouses and dependent children living with a Pennsylvania address who are utlizing their benefits.

All out-of-state students with a Pennsylvania address who are using their GI Bill® benefits, will have an adjustment made to their student account to reflect the in-state tuition rate. Also, your financial aid package will be reviewed and Student Financial Services will make any necessary adjustments based on the in-state tuition rate.

Temple University is proud to count you among our students and congratulates you on this significant enhancement of your GI Bill® benefits.

For questions about PA Act 11 and or GI Bill® benefits, please contact Temple University Certifying Official at loriann@temple.edu.

View the entire PA State Act 11 law.


Recent revision to the DoDl 1322.25, the Department of Defense (DoD) has notfied the Department of Veterans Administration 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. It is the DoD's opinion that using those chapters with FTA is a duplication of benefits towards the same bill. This change is effective immediately and certifying officials at every school eligible for FTA have been instructed to decertify students already registered for the Spring 2015 semester using both FTA and either of those two chapters of the GI Bill®.

Student will then have to determine if they want to continue with FTA or one of those two GI Bills. This change will not affect those students using FTA and either Chapter 30 (Montgomery-AD) or Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) as the DoD has determined that using those two chapters with FTA is NOT a duplicate of benefits.

Neither of these programs affects the use of the Pennsylvania Education Assistance Program (EAP). Soliders can use EAP in conjunction with the above benefits. The EAP program is designed to help soliders with tuition and "cost associated" with attendance at an approved school of higher education within the state of Pennsylvania.

Temple Law School Ranked in Top Ten Nationally For Highest Caliber Graduates
Wednesday, January 7, 2015- Written by Temple Law School

Temple Law School is ranked among the top ten law schools for producing high cailber graduates who are most prepared for practice, according to a survey of elite lawyers nationwide. The complete list, which is available here, includes:
1. Columbia Law School
2. Duke University Law Center
3. Georgetown University Law Center
4. Harvard Law School
5. Standford Law School
6. Temple University Beasley Law School
7. University of Michigan Law School
8. University of Texas School of Law
9. University of Virginia School of Law
10. Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
11. Yale Law School

The ranking, which includes a tie, is based on a national survey of managing partners and lawyers included on the Super Lawyer Top 100 list.

Congratulations Temple University Beasley Law School!

All Veterans and Service Members are invited to register for our FREE Information Sessions
Are you returning from military life and trying to get back into college? The Veteran Affairs office at Temple University have many ways for you to get the pertinent information you need to get into college. You can come on campus to a Veteran Information Session and find out everything you need to know about getting into college and how to maximize your VA benefits or join us online for one of our monthly Virtual Veterans Information Session at 11:00am designed for those who can't make it to campus or active duty service members serving aboard. One-on-one sessions are available by request. For more information register at the events link.