Susquehanna University welcomes all veterans, eligible dependents, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and active duty personnel. Your Veteran Affairs benefits are part of your compensation for the time you devote to or spent serving your country. They are designed to help you afford a college education—an education that can be a valuable tool in building a successful future.
The Office of the Registrar provides information about G.I. Bill benefits as well as other educational benefits that may be available to veterans. This is also where veterans, eligible dependents, members of the National Guard and selected reserves can apply for their benefits. The certifying official, Bonnie Rice, is located in the registrar's office. She can be reached through e-mail or by phone at 570-372-4628.
Each semester a student must complete the Veterans Educational Benefits Request Form in order to receive VA educational benefits.
Payment of Veterans Affairs Benefits
- Except for advance checks, the VA pays on a post payment system. Initial claims are normally paid within 10 weeks of submission. Subsequent claims are paid on a monthly basis consistent with enrollment.
- All academic credit programs at Susquehanna are approved for VA education benefits. The VA requires that benefits received for courses in which W grades were received must be returned to the VA. Courses in which grades of A, B or C are earned will be paid one time by the VA. A course in which a grade of D+ or lower is earned can be repeated only if a C- grade or better is required. The VA will pay one time to repeat a course under this scenario. The VA will pay to repeat courses where a grade of F was earned.
- Veterans under Chapter 30, 32, 35, 1606 and 1607 in need of academic assistance to successfully complete a course may apply for VA tutorial assistance. The VA will pay up to $100 per month for tutorial assistance. For details contact the certifying official in the registrar's office. All Susquehanna students may use the free tutoring services at the Center for Academic Achievement. You can contact them at 570-372-4412.
Changes in Status/Personal Information/Course Load
All changes in home address, phone number, and credit load should be reported to the certifying official in the registrar's office.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program is part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. It allows institutions whose tuition and fees that exceed the most expensive public school to enter into an agreement with the VA to waive a portion of the cost over the public school maximum. Get more information on the Yellow Ribbon program.