Temple University

VA Education Benefits

Not sure what benefits you qualify for? Visit the VA Education Program to learn about the benefits available to veterans, servicemembers, spouses and family members:

These other VA education and training programs offer various education and training benefits or increased benefits to certain Reservists and Veterans and their survivors and dependents:

Yellow Ribbon

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. Veterans who are 100% eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® may also qualify for this additional educational benefit as determined by the VA.

Temple University is a participating institution in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Because the sole function of the Yellow Ribbon is to offset out-of-state tuition charges, students eligible for Yellow Ribbon who receive the in-state tuition rate (see below) will not receive the additional Yellow Ribbon funding.

In-State Tuition Rate (PA Act 11)

Students being assessed an out-of-state tuition rate may be eligible for an in-state tuition rate under Pennsylvania Act 11.

PA Act 11 grants an in-state tuition rate to:

To get the review process started for receiving an in-state tuition rate, please see GIBenefits information. If students receive an in-state tuition rate per PA Act 11, Temple University may review and adjust their financial aid package based on the in-state tuition rate.


Temple University offers incoming and continuing students numerous scholarship opportunities to assist you in financing your education. In addition, each school and college offers scholarships specifically for students enrolled in their programs. In most cases, students must be enrolled full-time and seeking a degree in order to qualify for these scholarships.

Please see Student Financial Services for more information.

Priority Registration

Continuing student registration is the period in which all currently enrolled, degree-seeking students may register. Each semester, currently enrolled students are sent an e-mail containing the registration schedule. This schedule is also available on the Office of the University Registrar web site under Registration Information. In general, eligibility for priority registration is based upon the number of earned credit hours; however, active duty US servicemembers and veterans are eligible to register on the first day of priority registration, regardless of the number of earned credits.

Academic Advising

Students receive academic advising directly from their school or college advising offices, and after they have declared a major, from faculty or staff advisors in academic departments. Students are urged to be in touch with their advising centers early and often to resolve questions about degree requirements, course selection, graduation checks, and many other academic matters.

Please see undergraduate Academic Advising for more information.

For assistance with the admissions and enrollment process, using education benefits, financial aid, or inquiries related to student support services, please contact:
Laura S. Reddick, Associate Director
Phone: (215) 204-8387
E-mail: mvsc@temple.edu

Connect with us at the MVSC Virtual Front Desk, Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Just mark your calendar on the day and time that you would like to meet, and then please click on the link above a few minutes in advance to schedule an appointment.