Purdue Calumet will make available up to twenty (20) awards for $1,500 per semester at $3,000 per year. The program will benefit out-of-state veterans and student service members.
Only veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding. Active duty servicemembers and their spouses are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty servicemembers may be eligible if the servicemember is qualified at the 100% rate).
Therefore, you may be eligible if:
- You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
- You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
- You must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (100%)
- You must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member
- Your school must certify your enrollment to VA, including Yellow Ribbon program information.
GI Bill Printable Forms
Chapter 30 (Active Duty GI Bill)
This program is for a veteran who enlisted on or after July 1, 1985 and contributed to the education fund while on active duty
Chapter 31 –Vocational Rehabilitation
This program is for a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%, or a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 G.I. Bill)
This is a new G.I. Bill for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Provisions include tuition and fees, basic housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies. Veterans eligible for Chapter 30, 1606 or 1607 may elect Chapter 33. You MUST be enrolled at “More Than 1/2 Time” AND have one 3 Credit Hour class that requires you to be “in residence” or actually sitting in a face-to-face class that meets each week.
Chapter 35 (Dependent GI Bill or CDV)*
This program provides education assistance for qualifying spouses and children of veterans who either died while on active duty or have a disability rating due to a service connected injury
* All paperwork gets process through Pam Jostes (Financial Aid & Student Accts.C. H. Lawshe Hall 232)
Chapter 1606 (Reserve/National Guard)
This program is for Reservists who signed at least a six year contract on or after July 1, 1985 and who have served at least 180 days of active service.
Chapter 1607 (Reserve/National Guard)
This 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 of Congress. This new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.