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What's New! GIBenefits Portal Application Announcement

The Office of the University Registrar launched a new TUportal app, GIBenefits for servixcemembers and dependents enrolled at Temple University in April 2018.

Servicemembers and dependents can use GIBenefits to:





Temple Welcome Program for Newly Admitted Servicemembers, Veterans & Family Members Only

Come and find out everything you need to know about the various G.I. Bill® benefits, and gain a complete understanding of the certification process at the university. Come meet key veteran representatives and hear them talk about career and internship opportunities, money matters, and tools you will need to successfully navigate your way through the various student services available to you-- and come make new friends, students just like you!

Visit the resource tables where Temple and local VA representative will be sharing information about services for servicemembers, veterans and their family members. Meet and mingle with veteran advisors, members of the University Task Force, Temple Veterans Association (TVA), and maybe even a surprise guest or two.

Enjoy delicous food, prizes networking and great information!


This event is open to all admitted veteran and active-duty servicemembers, as well as their spouses and dependents who attend Main, Ambler, Center City, Health Sciences Center or Harrisburg Campuses. Graduate and Professional students are encouraged to attend.

All newly admitted servicemembers and veteran students who register for this event will be entered in the grand drawing for a laptop!



The Military and Veteran Services Center will recognize Temple veterans, faculty and staff who served in the Vietnam War (in country) and the Vietnam Era on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The event will be held at Temple University Howard Gittis Student Center, 1755 N.13th Street, Room 200, Philadelphia, PA from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

Join us for a tribute to our brothers and sisters who served this country during the Vietnam War Era Period.

Registration required.

Register today! Click Here

15 February |Photo of Robert S. Ruby, Scholarship Recipient


Robert S. Ruby lives in Florida, but that did not stop him from becoming a Temple University online MBA student, and one of two recipients of the Temple University Military and Veteran Services Center’s $1000 scholarship award. Living in Florida also did not stop him from being photographed with the mock check in hand.

Robert is currently on active duty in the United States Navy, and received his “Wings of Gold” after a rigorous two-year flight training program.   Upon completion of the academic requirement for his MBA degree, Robert will have served seventeen years in the military, with an additional three years to serve before retirement.

Prior to joining the military, earned an undergraduate degree in Management and International Business from another university. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a career in the civilian sector. On his scholarship application, he stated, “The MBA that I will receive from the Fox School of Business will help reinforce my early undergraduate degree and show potential employers that I am up-to-date on current business practices.”

The father of three school-aged children, Robert shared that he is investing monthly into their college education funds. “If I were awarded this scholarship, I would use the money to help minimize my overall educational loans.”

Please join the Military and Veteran Services Center in saluting Robert S. Ruby.

15 February | Photo: Left - Debbie Campbell, Sr. Vice Dean, Fox School of Business; Middle - Christopher R. Christensen, Scholarship Recipient; Right - Laura S. Reddick, Associate Director for Adult and Veteran Student Recruitment, Military and Veteran Services Center

Christopher R. Christensen arrived in the Military and Veteran Services Center, on Wednesday, February 6, suited up for the occasion. No, he was not in his United States Marine Corp uniform. Instead, the Fox School of Business student who is majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation came ready for a professional photo opportunity, after having been named the recipient of Temple University’s first veteran scholarship award.

Consideration for the $1000 scholarship required that undergraduate and graduate students demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. Christopher’s story begins with initially being a “somewhat average student with no clear focus." After bouncing from major to major, with a few college credits under his belt, Christopher decided to change course by going into the Marine Corps. During his service, he joined a special operation capable unit known as Force Reconnaissance. One of the key principles from that unit that he still uses today is “the idea of never giving up.”

Christopher also shared that his military experience emphasized the importance of building relationships and cultivating opportunities to make connections with a diverse network of individuals. Currently working as a key member of a veteran-run
non-profit organization, Christopher plans to open a training facility that will provide veterans with job opportunities designed around their military expertise.

On receiving the scholarship, Christopher stated, “This scholarship will help get me one step closer to finishing school with less debt, and more opportunities to make my goals a reality.”

Please join the Military and Veteran Services Center in saluting Christopher R. Christensen.

MORE MONEY!!! Veteran Scholarships

Application due April 30, 2018 - http://amvets.org/scholarship

FRA Non-Member Scholarship - https://www.fra.org/fra/Web/Events_and_Programs/Fra_Education_Foundation_Scholarships/Web/Content/FRA_Education_Foundation.aspx?hkey=fe5fe4c8-48b6-4003-be7b-5f3f317c6600

To eligible active duty, reserve, retired, or honorably discharged veterans of the NAVY, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard
Application due April 15, 2018

WELLS FARGO VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - https://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveterans/
To be eligible honorably-dischared veterans
Applications due February 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST (12:59 Am EST)

Wellness Lunch and Healthy Heart Screening
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
601/602 | Conwell Hall | 1801 N. Broad Street | Philadelphia | PA | 19122
11:00am - 3:00pm
Seating is limited. Registration required.

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FAFSA® Changes for 2017-18

On September 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Staring with the 2017-18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place:

- Students will be able to submit a FAFSA® earlier. Students will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earilier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling sudents to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGES to the 2016-2017 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.)

- Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as approporaite) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.

The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information.







Important Information for the Temple Newly Admitted Students

Important New Changes to the Certification Process
The Office of the University Registrar has implemented a electronic process that will notify the Certifying Official of your GI Bill® Benefits. After you have been admitted and registered for your classess, you will need to upload your certificate of eligibility (COE) form in your TU Student Portal. Once the COE has been uploaded, please check "yes" on your veterans declaration page in your TUPortal account. To obtain a copy of your certificate of eligibility you must contact the VA at https://vets.gov, call 1-888-GI-Bill1.

Processing benefits will begin for registered students after tuition is posted to your account from the Bursars Office (see www.temple.edu/bursar or call 215.204.7269 for more information on tuition amounts and due dates). If you need more information email OurVeterans@temple.edu.