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If you served as Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 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. If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member's Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to you.


Utilizing Veteran's Benefits

Veterans, members of the armed services, and qualified dependents intending to use Veterans Benefits Administration benefits should contact the Office of Student Information and Services. Students intending to use veterans' benefits should be aware of the following policies:

Veterans, members of the armed services, and qualified dependents intending to use Veterans Benefits Administration benefits should contact the Office of Student Information and Services. Students intending to use veterans' benefits should be aware of the following policies:

  1. Students are responsible for notifying the Office of Student Information and Services immediately when they increase or decrease their unit load, withdraw, or take a leave of absence.
  2. All students using VA benefits must make satisfactory progress toward their educational objectives. In general, unsatisfactory progress is considered attainment of less than a "B" (3.0) grade point average for two consecutive semesters. Students who withdraw from the University will have their benefits terminated as of the beginning of the semester of withdrawal. If a student is dismissed for academic reasons, benefits will be terminated as of the date of dismissal. Students whose benefits have been terminated in this manner must be counseled by the school official before their benefits will be reinstated. Students who fail to complete all courses attempted will have their benefits adjusted.
  3. Students who drop a course (or courses) during a period of enrollment will have their benefits adjusted accordingly, effective the date of the drop or withdrawal.

 

Yellow Ribbon Program

Pepperdine proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program awarding students up to half the tuition not covered by the standard per unit benefit. The VA then matches the amount contributed by Pepperdine. In other words, eligible students have tuition completely covered through this program. In order to receive Yellow Ribbon funds, you must be 100% eligible under chapter 33 of the GI Bill. After you have submitted your application to use Post-9/11 GI Bill to the VA, they will send you a new certificate of eligibility (COE) indicating whether you are 100% eligible, and thus, eligible to apply for Yellow Ribbon. You must submit your new certificate of eligibility with this application.


For more information on Veteran's Services, please click here.

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