These are the questions that are most frequently asked in the Veterans Affairs Office. If you need further information beyond what is offered here, please feel free to contact us.
What are the academic/training programs offered through IUP for which students are eligible to receive GI Bill® benefits?
The academic/training programs approved for GI Bill® usage are:
What is the training time required to be considered full-time?
How do I make sure my benefits are continued from year to year?
If you experience a break in enrollment greater than 30 days (excluding summer enrollment), you must notify the IUP Office of Veterans Affairs that you are returning to IUP in order to reactivate your benefits; however, if you enroll continuously each academic year, you are not required to notify the Office of Veterans Affairs, and your enrollment certifications will be automatically sent to the VA each semester.
What should I do if I plan to take classes in the summer or winter sessions?
If you plan to take summer or winter session classes, it is not necessary to notify the IUP Office of Veterans Affairs unless you do not wish to receive benefits during these terms. Enrollment certifications are automatically processed each semester of a student’s enrollment.
How does my College Fund or GI Bill® “kicker” work?
Simply apply for the GI Bill® by following the regular application procedures. Your benefits will be processed in the same manner that regular GI Bill payments are processed. When your benefit check is processed each month by the Regional Veterans Affairs Office, the additional College Fund “kicker” will automatically be included, and no additional steps are necessary.
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