Veterans & Military

Education Benefits

Moravian's Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is at the ready to help you navigate your military education benefits. The most commonly used programs are outlined below.

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 for Veterans Affairs.

Post-9/11 GI Bill®

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For individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days on or after September 11, 2001. Veterans, active-duty service members, and their spouses and dependents may be eligible for these benefits. Additional assistance is available for eligible veterans through Moravian University's participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Montgomery GI Bill®

Chapter 30: Active Duty Educational Assistance Program

Generally for individuals who entered active duty after June 30, 1985, and served continuously for three years or for individuals serving two years on active duty followed by four years of Selected Reserve.

Chapter 30, Section 3020: Transfer of Entitlement Program

If you are the spouse or child of a person who qualified for Chapter 30 and your parent/spouse transferred entitlement to you.

Chapter 1606: Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program

For members of the Reserve elements of the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and the Air National Guard. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Department of Defense of Department of Homeland Security as appropriate.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program

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Program ended in November 2015. See note below

For Reservists called to active duty to support contingency operations. 

Note: If you’re a member of the Reserves who lost education benefits when the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) ended in November 2015, you may qualify to receive restored benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

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Educational assistance is available to spouses and children of veterans who died or are permanently disabled as the result of a service-related disability.

VEAP

Chapter 32: Veterans Education Assistance Program

For individuals who entered active duty service between January 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985, have served a continuous period of 181 days or more, and have contributed to the educational program.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Chapter 31: Disabled Veterans Assistance

Vocational Rehabilitation for service-connected disability of 10% or greater. Eligibility is determined on an individual basis through the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Account

MyCAA: Non-VA Sponsored Benefit 

The Department of Defense provides up to $6,000 in financial assistance to the spouses of active duty and activated Guard and Reserve Service members worldwide.

 

Department of Defense (DoD) / Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Students

Graduate students using DoD or VA educational benefits to pursue specific cohort-based programs (Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Speech-Language Pathology, and Nurse Practitioner) are considered full-time for the purposes of educational benefits when they are fully enrolled in the cohort program as outlined in the respective programmatic Student Handbook.
 
Graduate students pursuing a Masters in Education or Masters in Teaching using DoD or VA educational benefits will be considered full-time when enrolled in 6 credit hours or more during the Fall or Spring terms. They will be considered full-time for the Summer term when enrolled in at least 3 credit hours.


 

Priority Registration

Moravian University recognizes the sacrifices made by those who have honorably served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces by awarding priority registration. Moravian also acknowledges the sacrifice made by the families of these brave men and women. Priority registration allows veterans, active-duty service members, National Guard/reservists, veteran dependents, and currently enrolled ROTC cadets to schedule classes ahead of the certain members of the student population.  

To be eligible for priority registration, an Active Service Member or Veteran student must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Can provide proof of past or current service in the United States Armed Forces, including Reserve components and National Guard. This also includes Reserve or National Guard members who completed their obligated service but were never deployed to active duty.

  2. If discharged, the discharge or released from service must be under conditions other than dishonorable. 

To be eligible for priority registration, a Veteran dependent student must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Currently using GI Bill® Education Benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs.

       OR 

  1. Can provide Veteran Sponsor's DD-214 and copy of marriage license or birth certificate. 

Documentation to Verify Eligibility 

To verify their eligibility for priority registration, students must provide one of the following documents, which will be verified by the Director of Veteran and Military Affairs: 

To verify their eligibility for priority registration, students must provide one of the following documents, which will be verified by the Director of Veteran and Military Affairs: 

  • Active Duty: Current Military ID
     
  • Veteran: Current DoD ID OR DD-214 Discharge Document OR NGB-22 or DD-13
     
  • Veteran Dependents:  Veteran Sponsor's DD-214 AND Marriage License OR Birth Certificate
     
  • ROTC Students:  Students that are currently enrolled in the Steel Battalion and plan to continue their ROTC training for the upcoming term.

All required documents should be submitted to the Director of Veteran & Military Services no later than 2 weeks before priority registration begins (if not already previously submitted). 


If you have questions about the Yellow Ribbon Program at Moravian, please contact Marilyn Kelly-Cavotta, Director of Veteran and Military Affairs, at veterans@moravian.edu or (610) 861-1363