Veterans and Military-Affiliated Students

Last Updated March 12, 2021
COVID-19 Updates

Need to speak to someone about your VA benefits? Our Veteran and Military-Affiliated Benefit Coordinator is available during virtual visit hours. Learn more about SRFS Virtual Visits on our Contact Us page. 


With the passage of H.R.8337 - Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has extended special COVID rules to December 21, 2021. Among other things, Post 9/11 GI Bill students who pursue resident courses converted to an online modality solely due to COVID-19 will continue to receive the MHA rate for resident training.

The VA will provide more information soon via their FAQ page.


The University’s transition to online education in response to the COVID-19 outbreak will not alter your ability to receive VA benefit payments, including the Monthly Housing Allowance. Please see the VA's COVID-19 Information Affecting Education Benefits website for more information

If you are affected by COVID-19, have a VBA benefit debt, and need temporary financial relief, please contact DMC at 1-800-827-0648 to request assistance. Thank you for your partnership in serving Veterans and their families in this challenging situation.

This section provides an overview of the financial aid programs specifically available to veterans and military-affiliated students at the University of Pennsylvania. In the following pages, we explain the benefits we administer and the procedures you need to follow to receive them. We also include a list of links to other resources you may find helpful.

For answers to common general questions, you may benefit from reviewing the NASFAA Tip Sheet for Servicemembers and Veterans

School Certifying Official Contact

The Office of the University Registrar
University of Pennsylvania
Franklin Building, Room 150
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6270


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