This page is intended to offer general guidance in requesting your military benefits. Specific questions related to your situation should be directed to your readiness NCO.
Be advised these procedures may be modified without notice. Guard members should contact their readiness NCO for specific application requirements.
You must apply for Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) thirty days prior to the first day of classes.
To apply, visit the Office of Veterans Affairs.
Do not submit paperwork to your unit!
If you need assistance determining the cost of your classes, please e-mail the Bursar’s Office at email@example.com.
Please designate the subject of your e-mail as “FTA Request Form 2171.”
Be sure to include your name, Banner ID#, and the semester you are requesting.
After submitting this information thru virtualarmory.com, e-mail updates will be sent to your military AKO e-mail account. Check your account for the latest info on your request. If you have not received an e-mail regarding your request within two weeks of submission, contact your readiness NCO.
If you drop your classes or change your schedule, contact your readiness NCO.
Payments take approximately eight weeks for processing.
To check the status of your FTA funds, contact your readiness NCO.
After IUP receives your FTA funds, they will be credited to your IUP billing account. Please make sure you have a valid mailing address in URSA, or please fill out a direct deposit form to have your refund automatically deposited into your bank account, or ask for one at the Bursar’s counter.
Be advised these procedures may be modified without notice. Guard members should contact their readiness NCO for specific application requirements
Contact your readiness NCO at your unit to check the deadlines for application.
Submit your application for EAP through your readiness NCO at your unit.
You will receive an award letter from PHEAA informing you of your EAP award. IUP will also receive a copy of this letter. IUP will update your aid information to show this award. The maximum award given for any one semester is $3,619 as determined by PHEAA and the Pennsylvania Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
If you do not receive an award letter, please contact your readiness NCO to check the status of your application.
After IUP receives your EAP funds, they will be credited to your IUP billing account. Please make sure you have a valid mailing address in MyIUP to receive a paper check or complete your direct deposit information in MyIUP, under the Student Services tab, Billing and Fees, then select, Register for Direct Deposit to have your refund automatically deposited into your bank account.