VA Chapter Benefits - Current and Prospective Students

Prospective Student Information

Visit the Penn Undergraduate Admissions FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions from members of the United States Armed Forces.

Contact Graduate Admissions for questions related to specific graduate programs. 

VA Benefit Program Overview

Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®: Active duty servicemembers and veterans can qualify for up to 36 months of benefit. The benefit may also be transferred to qualifying dependents.

Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E): Veterans who have at least a 10% disability rating are eligible to apply through the VA.

Chapter 35: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance: Children or spouses of a servicemember or Veteran who died, is captured, missing, or is permanently disabled as a result of their service may be eligible.

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD): Benefit for active duty servicemembers and veterans who served at least two years. This benefit is not transferable to dependents.

Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR): Benefit for members of the National Guard or Reserves.


"GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at