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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/


ATTENTION TEMPLE VETERAN STUDENTS! Important Notice
Recently, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed and Governor signed Act 46, alaw that requires Temple University to offer eligible veterans priority registration. As you know, registration for Spring 2015 begins on October 22.

Temple University has expanded the population covered by Act 46 to inlcude all veterans. If you are a veteran, you are eligible for priority registration if you submit your discharge papers (DD-214) or your NGB Form 22 ( if you are in the Pennsylvania National Guard) to the Office of the University Registrar. The deadline to submit is October 14th by 4:30 p.m.

To request copies of your discharge papers and military records, go to: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.

Review the instructions before you begin. Click on: Submit your request online or request by mail or fax using the SF-180 form.

You must submit your DD-214 or NGB Form 22 to the Office of the University Registrar via TUsafesend (http://tusafesend.temple.edu). You must sign-in to TUsaftesend using your AccessNet username and password. When prompted for send to email address, please use: act46registration@temple.edu.

If you have any questions, please reply to this email.
-Office of the University Registrar


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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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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.