Eligible Programs

George Williams College of Aurora University welcomes veteran students eligible for the following benefits:

Ch. 30 – Montgomery GI Bill

  • Eligibility and benefit amount are determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
  • Payment is made monthly to the student
  • Must submit a copy of your DD-214 to the Office of Financial Aid
  • Must verify your enrollment with the VA on the last day of each month in order to receive your benefits. This can be done by calling (877) 823-2378 or online via VA-WAVE.

Ch. 31 –Veteran Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Eligibility and benefit amount are determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
  • Payment for tuition and books (if purchased at the Aurora University bookstore) is made to the school
    • Tuition and fees are reported to the VA less any tuition-only financial aid
  • Payment for living expenses and books not purchased at the Aurora University bookstore are made to the student
  • Must submit a copy of your DD-214 to the Office of Financial Aid
  • Vocational Rehab counselor must send VA Form 28-1905 prior to each semesters enrollment certification

Ch. 32 – Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

  • Eligibility and benefit amount are determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
  • Payment is made monthly to the student
  • Must submit a copy of your DD-214 to the Office of Financial Aid

Ch. 33 – Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act

  • Eligibility and benefit amount are determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
  • Payment for tuition is made to the school
    • Capped at $18,077.50 for the 2012-13 academic year and $19,198.31 for the 2013-14 academic year
    • Tuition and fees are reported to the VA less any tuition-only financial aid
    • Only students who are covered 100% under the Post 9/11 benefits and exceed the annual cap qualify for Yellow Ribbon. Eligibility will be evaluated by the certifying official when enrollment certifications are sent to the VA.
  • Payment for books and living expenses is made to the student
  • Must submit a copy of your DD-214 to the Office of Financial Aid
  • If the student will utilize benefits that have been transferred to him/her, a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility from the VA must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid

Ch. 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance Program (DEA)

  • Eligibility and benefit amount are determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
  • Payment is made monthly to the student
  • Must submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA to the Office of Financial Aid

1606 – Reservist/National Guard

  • Eligibility and benefit amount are determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
  • Payment is made monthly to the student
  • Must submit a copy of your DD-214 to the Office of Financial Aid
  • Must verify your enrollment with the VA on the last day of each month in order to receive your benefits.  This can be done by calling (877) 823-2378 or online via VA-WAVE.

1607 – Reserve Educations Assistance Program (REAP)

  • Eligibility and benefit amount are determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
  • Payment is made monthly to the student
  • Must submit a copy of your DD-214 to the Office of Financial Aid

Please note:  Because George Williams College of Aurora University is a private institution, students attending do not qualify for the Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) or the Illinois National Guard Grant (ING).