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University-Wide Veteran's Initiative

The Office of Veteran Affairs at Temple University has convened a Veterans Task Force Committee to plan and implement programs that will provide educational and social events to help Temple veteran students succeed at the university.

As a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Temple is committed to helping servicemembers and veteran students maximize Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits through collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Based on length of active duty, qualified service members and veterans may receive partial-to-full-tution coverage, a housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies. We also offer College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing to ensure full credit value for military service and training.

Monthly on-campus and virtual veterans information sessions are offered to help propsective students gain a better understanding of the admissions requirements, academic program offerings, how to apply for your V.A. benefits, understanding financial aid options available to you, veteran services offered at the university, and submitting an application for admission.

Check out these additional tools that can help you to make an informed decision about choosing Temple University.

G.I. Bill Comparison Tool
http://department-of-veterans-affairs.github.io/gi-bill-comparison-tool/

College Scorecard (College Affordability and Transparency Center)
http://collegecost.ed.gov/scorecard/

College Navigator- National Center for Education Statistics
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Yellow Ribbon Program Information 2014-2015
http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/yellow_ribbon/yrp_list_2014.asphttp://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon/2014/states/pa.asp

Paying For College
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/

For more information on VA benefits, go to http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/


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Welcome Reception for Newly Admitted Veteran and Military Students, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Student Center- Underground- 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

Congratulations on your acceptance to Temple University! You are invited to join Temple Veterans Affairs and veteran representatives across the campus for our Second Annual Veterans Welcome Program. You will find out everything you need to know about various G.I. Bill benefits, and gain a complete understanding of the certification process at the university.

There will be delicious food and door prizes. If you are just starting your journey to becoming Temple Made, you don't want to miss this event!

Click here to register today!
We hope to see your face in the place!


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HER STORY: She Wore Her Boots With Pride - Renewing Your Mind, Body & Spirit

Temple University Veteran Affairs, in conjunction with the Division of Student Affairs and the Links Incorporated Penn Towne Chapter will host the second annual Women Veterans Forum on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 8:30am - 3:30pm in the Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200, located at 1755 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. The forum theme "HER STORY: She Wore Her Boots with Pride - Renewing Your Mind, Body & Spirit," is a one day event designed to empower, inspire, engage and honor women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This forum will provide veteran women with information on health, wealth, educational opportunities, housing, employment and counseling services. Participants will have an opportunity to obtain pertinent information from veteran organizations and agencies about benefits beyond military service. We will have panel discussions, two dynamic powerful guest speakers, a continental breakfast and luncheon in which we will engage you in real conversations about the challenges and issues women have experienced while serving, and offer suggestions for coping skills for returning home to civilian life.

If you attended our event in 2012, you don't want to miss this event! This event is FREE and registration is required. Seats are limited.

Register today@ http://womenveteransforum2014.eventbrite.com.


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Temple earns 'Best Colleges for Veterans' status
Posted in Campus News - November 20, 2013 - Hillel Hoffman

Temple University has been named one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges for Veterans.” The magazine’s inaugural list comprises "top-ranked schools [that] offer benefits to veterans and active service members that can help them pursue a college education.”

Temple was one of only 52 national universities to make that list. To qualify, institutions had to be ranked among U.S. News’ “Best Colleges”; members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium; certified for the G.I. Bill; and participants in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a federal program that helps fund college tuition and fees for post-9/11 veterans. Each university on the “Best Colleges for Veterans” list was ranked acoording to its U. S. News “Best Colleges” ranking (2014 edition), with Temple tied for No. 24.

“I think it’s phenomenal,” said sophomore Silas Adams, an active-duty Marine from 2004 to 2012 who serves as president of the Temple Veterans Association (TVA). “It lets us know we’re doing something right. A lot of veterans will gravitate to Temple because of this ranking and all the things we’ve worked for to assist veterans in recent years.”

The ranking caps a three-year period of expansion of veterans programs at Temple, beginning in 2010 when Temple became a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program; established the University Veterans Task Force; created the Temple University Veteran Affairs office; appointed Laura Reddick as associate director for adult and veteran student recruitment and Lori Thompson as veterans certifying officer; established the TVA; and earned its first-ever “Military Friendly Schools” designation from G.I. Jobs magazine (a distinction the university has earned each year since).

Temple's investment in veterans support has been matched by explosive growth in veteran enrollment. Since 2010, the number of student veterans at Temple has increased from fewer than 200 to nearly 700 in 2013.


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All Veterans and Service Members are invited to register for our FREE Information Sessions
Are you returning from military life and trying to get back into college? The Veteran Affairs office at Temple University have many ways for you to get the pertinent information you need to get into college. You can come on campus to a Veteran Information Session and find out everything you need to know about getting into college and how to maximize your VA benefits or join us online for one of our monthly Virtual Veterans Information Session at 12:00pm designed for those who can't make it to campus or active duty service members serving aboard. For more information register at the events link.