Maintenance

Power Outage

Power is coming back to much of campus, however, Internet and Outlook service is spotty.  Classes are being held at professors' discretion.    PPL and Millersville University are working on the problem. Dining services reports Upper Deck has Continental style meals and North Side Bistro and Cove have full service. Marauder Express has breakfast sandwiches outside Gordinier.

Veterans

Veterans

General Information

The Veterans Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid at Millersville University handles all paperwork for individuals applying for the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) educational benefits.  This office is also your link to the DVA in cases of problems with educational benefit processing.

Contact Information for the Veterans Certifying Officials:
Marcy Ashton, Associate Director of Financial Aid or Giselle Fernandez, Scholarship Coordinator
Office of Financial Aid
PO Box 1002
Millersville PA 17551
Telephone: 717-872-3222 or 717-872-3026
Fax: 717-871-2248

The VA Certifying Officials are located in the Office of Financial Aid on the first floor of Lyle Hall.

Military Friendly School

New Students

1. Complete your FAFSA online (highly recommended, although not required).  For more information, please see our website on completing the FAFSA.

2. Obtain credit for prior learning & military service via DANTES and ACE.  Please see their information here.

3. Apply for your educational benefits on the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP).

4. Contact Marcy Ashton or Giselle Fernandez, the certifying officials at 717-872-3222 or 717-872-3026.  You will need to make an appointment.  For your appointment, please bring the following paperwork with you:

  • Notice of Basic Eligibility (for National Guard or Reserve) OR
  • DD-214 (If you served active duty for purposes other than training) - Member 4 form OR
  • Certificate of Eligibility (if applying for Chapter 33)

5. Register for classes.  Once registered, the VA Certifying Official will certify you based on your enrollment.  Please realize that your benefit amounts will be based on your enrollment, so if you are registered less than full-time, your benefits will be less.

6. Complete the Millersville University VA Enrollment Form.  This form will help us in properly certifying your beneifts.

Continuing Students

If you are a continuing student from the previous semester, our automatic processing system will identify you once you have registered for classes.

If you are continuing after a break of a semester or if you are changing your degree program, contact our VA Certifying Official at 717-872-3222 or 717-872-3026.

Be sure to complete the Millersville University VA Enrollment Form each year.

Transfer Students

You will need to complete the Change of Program or Place of Training Form (look for Form 22-1995) online.

Contact Marcy Ashton or Giselle Fernandez, the certifying officials at 717-872-3222 or 717-872-3026.  You will need to make an appointment to see her.  For your appointment, please bring the following paperwork with you:

  • Notice of Basic Eligibility (for National Guard or Reserve) OR
  • DD-214 (If you served active duty for purposes other than training) - Member 4 form OR
  • Certificate of Eligibility (if applying for Chapter 33)

Register for classes.  Once registered, the VA Certifying Official will certify you based on your enrollment.  Please realize that your benefit amounts will be based on your enrollment, so if you are registered less than full-time, your benefits will be less.

Complete the Millersville University VA Enrollment Form.  This form will help us in properly certifying your benefits.

GI Bill Enrollment For Summer or Winter

The VA Certifying Official automatically certifies students for fall and spring once they are registered for classes.  Certification for Summer or Winter enrollment is not done for students unless they request benefits be paid.

For Summer or Winter, if you wish to utilize your benefits, you MUST complete the Millersville University VA Enrollment Form

Benefits Programs

Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) - Active Duty, provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans.  New students who are chapter 30 veterans, need to turn in a copy of their DD-214 (member 4) and along with a copy of a signed Veterans Online Application (VONAPP).  For more information, see the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation is a program whose primary function is to help veterans with service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment, or achieve independence in daily living.

The program offers a number of services to help each eligible disabled veteran reach his or her rehabilitation goal.  These services include vocational and personal counseling, education and training, financial aid, job assistance, and, if needed, medical and dental treatment.  Services generally last up to 48 months, but they can be extended in certain instances.  For more information, see the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Chapter 32 Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

VEAP is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.  For more information, see the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008

Chapter 33 benefits are payable for training pursued on or after 8/1/09.  You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after 9/10/01 and are still on AD or were honorably

  • discharged from active duty; or
  • released from active duty and placed on the retired list or temporary disability list; or
  • released from active duty and transferred to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corp Reserve; or
  • released from active duty for further service in a reserve component of the Armed Forces.

You may also be eligible if you were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 contintuous days after September 10, 2001.

Chapter 35 Survivor's Benefits

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.  For more information, see the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.  For more information, see the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Chapter 1607 (REAP) Reserve Educational Assistance Program

REAP was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a new Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress.  This new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 are either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.  For more information, see the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Educational Assistance Program (EAP)

If you are in the PA National Guard, be sure to apply for your tuition benefits in April through your unit if you are eligible.  In some cases, EAP can reduce other sources of financial aid such as Federal SEOG and the Federal Stafford Loan.  Millersville University will pay the EAP funds to your student account once we have received your information on the roster received from the National Guard or once we have received a letter of eligibility from the National Guard.

Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)

If you are in the National Guard or Reserve, contact your unit regarding procedures for applying for this benefit.  In some cases, the FTA can impact other sources of financial aid such as the PA State Grant (PHEAA), Federal SEOG, and Federal Stafford Loan.  NOTE: IF you are receiving EAP benefits, your FTA funds will be limited.  If you have any FTA questions, you should contact your unit.

Important Phone Numbers and Websites

Government Phone Numbers and Websites

Phone Number

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Education Services

1-888-442-4551

Vocational Rehabilitation

1-412-395-6073

VA Monthly Enrollment Verification

1-877-823-2378

Start, stop, or change Direct Deposit

1-877-838-2778

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
(home loans, disability, medical care, burial, life insurance)

1-800-827-1000

VA Health Information

Military Websites

 

Air Force

 

Army

 

Coast Guard

 

Navy

 

Marines

 

Other Important Contact Information

 

Life Insurance

1-800-669-8477

Health Care Benefits

1-877-222-8387

Gulf War/Agent Orange Help    

1-800-749-8387

CHAMPVA

Email: hac.inq@med.va.gov

1-800-733-8387
1-303-331-7804 (fax)
P.O. Box 65023
Denver, CO 80206-9023



Student Veteran's Association

The overall goals and intent of the organization is to provide a place and organization for students and veterans to receive support and assistance in attending and successfully graduating from college.  We also intend to provide leadership both on campus and to the community by organizing and being involved in civic projects and programs.  It is further our intent to utilize the skills that student veteran's have learned about how to adjust to changes in life and then pass that along to incoming and current students having a difficult time adjusting to college life.  The student veteran's organization will also be a source of support for families of soldiers who are currently or preparing for deployments related to military service.

The organization is free to join.  For more information on the Student Veteran's Association, see their webpage.