Financial Aid for Military and Veteran Students

You have a variety of options available to assist in paying for your education, whether you are serving on active duty or in the guard or reserve, or if you are a veteran. Financial support for military and veteran students includes:

  • Military Grant-in-Aid and Tuition Assistance
  • VA education benefits such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill®
  • Exclusive military scholarships and other scholarships open to military students

You can also learn about military student services that you are eligible for

Military Grant-in-Aid for Undergraduate Students

Penn State World Campus offers a Military Grant-in-Aid program to reduce the cost of undergraduate tuition for active-duty service members and their spouses. You must complete a form each semester for which you would like to use this benefit.

Learn more about our Military Grant-in-Aid program and how to use it.

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Service members can use Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits for classes at Penn State World Campus. You must request approval from your military branch and provide documentation to Penn State World Campus for each semester in which you would like to use this benefit.

Learn more about TA and how to use it at Penn State World Campus.

VA Education Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several education benefits to service members, veterans, and dependents to cover all or part of their educational expenses:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33
  • Montgomery GI Bill - Chapters 30 and 1606
  • Dependents Educational Assistance - Chapter 35
  • Vocational Rehabilitation - Chapter 31
  • Tuition Assistance Top-Up

Learn more about VA benefits and how to apply and use them at Penn State World Campus.

World Campus Scholarships

We are committed to making a quality education affordable for our military and veteran students. Military students are eligible to apply for World Campus scholarships. Visit our scholarships page to learn more about scholarships open to service members, veterans, and their families.

Please note: The Office of Student Aid may need to send you documents by way of USPS, so be sure to keep your permanent address updated in LionPATH. If you are not currently located at your permanent mailing address, make sure your mail is forwarded to you in a timely manner.

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