School Certifying Official, Office of Financial Aid
Transfer Admission Counselor, Undergraduate Admission
Processing Veterans Affairs Benefits
First-Time Applicants (New Students)If you have not processed VA benefits at Illinois Tech before, please complete the following steps:
- Apply for VA benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs (if you have not already) and obtain your Certificate of Eligibility. For more information on how to apply, please visit the .
- Earn admission to Illinois Tech and enroll in classes.
- Send a digital copy of your Certificate of Eligibility via email to the School Certifying Official, Lauren Gallagher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about processing your benefits, please email email@example.com.
Renewal of Benefits (Continuing Students)After a student has used benefits for their first semester, students will be certified automatically for proceeding semesters by the School Certifying Official - unless the the Certifying Official is notified otherwise.
If there is a semester that you do not want to process benefits, please email the School Certifying Official, Lauren Gallagher, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that your enrollment not be certified.
Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty or Selected ReserveStudents eligible for the —either active duty (Chapter 30) or selected reserve (Chapter 1606)—are eligible to process veterans benefits at Illinois Tech. Students need to be accepted by Illinois Tech and cleared by the Department of Veterans Affairs before receiving benefits.
Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) Active Duty—Chapter 30The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30.
Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)—Chapter 1606The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. You may use this education assistance program for degree programs, certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and vocational flight training programs. Remedial, refresher, and deficiency training are available under certain circumstances. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components. You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits. Your eligibility for the program normally ends on the day you leave the Selected Reserve.
Post-9/11 Yellow Ribbon ProgramThe Post-9/11 allows eligible beneficiaries to attend Illinois Tech at little to no out-of-pocket tuition cost. Both undergraduates and graduate (full-time and part-time) students are eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Yellow Ribbon Processing at Illinois TechYellow Ribbon benefits cover the majority of the tuition expenses an Illinois Tech student will have. Each year, the VA sets a threshold for the maximum amount of tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill® will cover. These rates can be found on the VA's website . Once this amount is maximized, the Yellow Ribbon Program and Illinois Tech will cover the remaining charges on your account for the term. If you need additional funding, the Yellow Ribbon Program and Illinois Tech will cover a portion of the remaining benefits up to:
Division or School
Number of Students
|Max School Contribution Amount
(Per Student/Per Year)
|Mies Campus, including ID||50||$6,000|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law||15||$12,750|
|Stuart School of Business||25||$5,000|