Veterans' Resources - Education

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University of Louisville: Office of Military and Veteran Student Services
Information on news affecting veteran and military students, resources for veteran student support, student military leave policy, V.A. education benefits, and links to V.A. services available on campus.
Houchens Building, Lower Level 008; (502) 852-6442; fax (502)852-3146
Email: veterans@louisville.edu
http://louisville.edu/veterans/

University of Kentucky: Veterans Resource Center
Information on scholarships, benefits, the GI Bill, veteran student support, and links to the KDVA and the V.A.
Veterans Resource Center, 124 Funkhouser Building, (859) 257-1148, M - T 08:30-4:00
Email: vetcenter@uky.edu ; agdots@email.uky.edu
www.uky.edu/Veterans/

Indiana University Southeast: Veteran Services, Office of the Registrar
Information on education benefits, eligibility, and the GI Bill with links to the V.A. and step-by-step instructions and assistance for obtaining educational benefits.
Jack Howell (812) 941-2240 (Registrar’s Office)
Email: howellj@ius.edu
www.ius.edu/veterans

Bellarmine University: scholarship information for veterans and family of service members.
www.bellarmine.edu/financialaid/links.aspx

Eastern Kentucky University: Office of Veterans Affairs
Information on educational benefits.
EKU Financial Assistance, SSB CPO 59
521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475-3102
(859) 622-2361, fax (859) 622-2019
Email: finaid@eku.edu
http://soto.eku.edu/veterans-affairs

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program): 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.

Veterans’ Education in KY: includes listing of veterans outreach programs at several universities.
http://veterans.ky.gov/Education

Scholarships for military children: http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc

GI Bill:

Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP): VEAP is available for veterans who elected to make contributions from military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. These benefits may be used for degree, certificate, correspondence, apprenticeship/on-the-job training programs, and vocational flight training programs. In certain circumstances, remedial, deficiency, and refresher training may also be available. Benefit entitlement is 1 to 36 months depending on the number of monthly contributions. Veterans have 10 years from release from active duty to use VEAP benefits. If there is entitlement not used after the 10-year period, the portion remaining in the fund will be automatically refunded. To qualify, veterans must meet the following requirements: Entered service for the first time between January 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985; Opened a contribution account before April 1, 1987; Voluntarily contributed from $25 to $2700; Completed first period of service; and Were discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable. Veterans currently on active duty and wishing to receive VEAP benefits must have at least 3 months of contributions available. Contributions may be withdrawn if you do not meet the basic eligibility requirements or if you formally request a refund of the contributions withheld. Application form available here.



Reviewed June 2010