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Temple Honors Veterans During Military Pride Month 2016

Temple Military and Veteran Services Center has designated November as Military Pride Month, an opportunity for the university community to honor veteran students, faculty and staff who have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces. As part of the month-long recognition, Temple will host Military Appreciation Day on Friday, Nov. 11th Ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. in Rock Hall Auditorium on Main Campus. The ceremonies will include the singing of the National Anthem and a color guard representing all branches of military service. There will also be a wreath-laying service commemorating those who lost their lives in the line of duty. The November programs are an extension of Temple’s commitment to active military and veteran students. Over the past several years, the university has established a robust infrastructure to help them achieve their educational goals and address issues that affect their lives.

Temple helps to ease the transition from military life to campus life by voluntarily participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows veterans who are fully eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®to apply for additional educational benefits such as tuition support and stipends for housing and books.

In addition, the university’s Veterans Task Force Committee plans and implements educational and social programs for Temple veterans. The Office of the Registrar has streamlined the application process to ease veterans’ transition to college, and the Military and Veteran Services Center hosts online information sessions for military personnel who are still in active duty, but are considering higher education.

The university’s Disability Resources and Services office assists veterans with physical or mental disabilities and student-veterans have access to the Temple Veterans Association (TVA), a student organization run by student-veterans that hosts guest speakers and organizes career fairs, employer panels and networking and social events.

Temple has been nationally recognized for its support of veteran students, faculty and staff. For the sixth consecutive year, the university was named to G.I Jobs Magazine's Military Friendly Schools list recognizing the top colleges, universities and trade schools that offer the most support to America’s military service members and veterans and designated by U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Colleges for Veterans. The list is compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 schools nationwide approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

To review the Veterans Day Program- Click on link below.


FAFSA® Changes for 2017-18

On September 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Staring with the 2017-18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place:

- Students will be able to submit a FAFSA® earlier. Students will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earilier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling sudents to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGES to the 2016-2017 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.)

- Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as approporaite) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.

The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information.









FAFSA Workshop for Temple Veterans, Military Students and Family Members. Join us on Tuesday, March 29 for two sessions to learn more about the new changes in filing FAFSA for the 2017-2018 academci year. A representative from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Association Agency will there to tell you how you can apply for the PHEAA grant.
Registration is required. Seats are limited.
Click here to REGISTER TODAY!





Join us for a day honoring women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Forum theme "Women Veterans: Find Your Voice- As Life Happens, Keep Bouncing Back!", is a one day event designed to empower, inspire, engage and honor women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This forum will focus on topices realted to women veterans finding their voice, standing up, speaking up, and knowing their rights, and will address issues under the umbrella of mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, social and financial well-being. In particular, areas to be covered include PTSD, MST; using creative arts for healing; and organizational resources that provide guidance and support, specially to women veterans.

To learn more and register for this Free event, click here.

Click out Women Veterans Forum website at tuveteransforum.com

Important Information for the Temple Newly Admitted Students

Important New Changes to the Certification Process
The Office of the University Registrar has implemented a electronic process that will notify the Certifying Official of your GI Bill®Benefits. You will no longer need to submit a veteran roster card or notification of change to your enrollment (add/drop). However, you will need to have a certificate of eligibility on file, and check "yes" on your veterans declaration page in your TUPortal account. To obtain a copy of your certificate of eligibility you must contact the VA at http://www.gibill.va.gov/, click on "Submit a Question" or call 1-888-GI-Bill1.

Processing benefits will begin for registered students after tuition is posted to your account from the Bursars Office (see www.temple.edu/bursar or call 215.204.7269 for more information on tuition amounts and due dates). If you need more information email OurVeterans@temple.edu.