Educational Benefits for Veterans

Army Graduates 2012The Institute of World Politics is committed to ensuring that our veteran student population is well integrated into the overall culture of our unique institution.

IWP administers a number of education programs that are directed towards active duty military personnel, veterans, and dependents. The benefits for each program will be dependent upon certain eligibility requirements that will be outlined in the information below.  We ask that if you qualify (or believe that you may qualify) for any of the various benefit programs listed here, please do not hesitate to inquire. For additional information contact a VA education representative at 1-888-GIBILL-1 or you can access the VA Customer HelpDesk at https://gibill.custhelp.com/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask.

Chapter 30 The Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty, is for individuals who enlisted in the military after June 30, 1985. The MGIB provides up to 36 months of education benefits to individuals who qualify.

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, is a unique program for veterans with service-connected disabilities. If determined eligible by a VR&E caseworker, full tuition, fees, and books are paid for by the VA to the school.

Chapter 33 Post-9/11 provides benefits to individuals with at least 90 days of service after September 10, 2001, or to individuals discharged with service-connected disability after 30 days. Ch. 33 provides financial support for education as well as a monthly housing allowance.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is an agreement between IWP and the Department of Veteran Affairs to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest in-state undergraduate tuition rate.

Chapter 35 Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans.

Chapter 1606 Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) is a benefit program available to members of the military who are in the Selected Reserve.

Chapter 1607 Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP) provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency as declared by the President or Congress.

How to Apply

In attempts to make the application process as seamless as possible, we suggest that new students who are interested in using their veterans' benefits, complete the VONAPP (Veterans' On-Line Application) to electronically submit their information to determine their eligibility.  To access and complete the application, please go to this link. 

Once you have completed the VONAPP, the following must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in order to process your benefits claim:

DD-214
Certificate of Eligibility/Notice of Basic Eligibility
VA Certification Request Form

Returning Students

Once you have finalized your course schedule for the upcoming term, please submit a VA Certification Request Form to ensure that your benefits are paid in a timely manner.

In the event that you adjust your schedule, you will need to contact the Office of the Registrar within 24-48 hours and submit an updated VA Certification Request Form.