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VA Benefits

Taylor University is proud to work with active duty serviceman and veterans. Our VA certifying official is Pam Ruberg, and she can be contacted at 765-998-5193. She is available to answer questions and will provide assistance throughout applying for benefits. Veterans, reserves, and active duty military receive a reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit hour, which is $150 off the regular rate. (Note: This discount does not apply to professional writing courses taken in conjunction with the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild.)

A summary of VA benefits is listed below as well as steps to get started. For more information, please visit the Department of Veteran Affairs website. In addition to these benefits, veterans can file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and use these benefits concurrently.

Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty Chapter 30
This bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits. To qualify, the veteran must have an honorable discharge and a high school diploma/GED or in some cases 12 credit hours of college credits. In addition, he/she must meet the requirements of a group of criteria outlined on the Department of Veteran Affairs website.

Veterans Educational Assistance Benefit Chapter 32
This programs provides up to 36 months of education benefits for individuals who contributed from military pay towards this program.

Survivors & Dependents Assistance Chapter 35
This program provides up to 45 months of education benefits. To qualify for distance education benefits, you must be the spouse or dependent of a veteran who died or is 100% permanently disabled due to a service-related disability.

Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve Chapter 1606
This bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits. To qualify, you must be a member of the Selected Reserve, and meet other qualifications as outlined on the VA website.

Getting Started
To get started, you will need to complete forms on the Department of Veteran Affairs website as specified below:
     • Form 221990 - first-time users of VA benefits
     • Form 221995 - previous users of VA benefits
Please provide a copy of forms 221990 or 221995 and the certificate of eligibility to Taylor University.

Prior to the beginning of each semester, you must confirm your enrollment with your advisor. Your advisor will then work with Pam Ruberg to submit an enrollment certification to the VA. The VA typically takes 8 to 10 weeks to process the paperwork, and will send a notification of the award to the address you provide on the application.