VA Benefits

Military and Veterans Center

In response to COVID-19, the Military & Veterans Center is open by appointment only for our community members. Please click here to set up an in-person appointment. We will continue to run our virtual office, also. Please navigate our site below for the link.

All applications for new and continued VA educational benefits claims will continue to be done remotely. Click here to begin that process.

Join the Virtual Military and Veterans Center, open daily from 11am - 4pm. Stop through to ask questions, hang out with the community, or take a moment away from isolation.

First-Time Applying for Benefits or Continuing to Use Benefits 


First-time veteran and dependent students should Apply for Benefits within the Department of Veterans Affairs eBenefits website. Once you have a received your Certificate of Eligibility, please email it to .

All new and continuing veteran and dependent students intending to use educational benefits must also electronically fill out this Declaration of Intent to Use VA Benefits form every semester when they register for classes.

For Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®) students, to learn more about your exact benefits based on your eligibility and enrollment at Towson University, please visit the VA's G.I. Bill® Comparison Tool here.

NOTE: All eligibility (except Chapter 1606) must be processed and verified through the VA. The Military & Veterans Center DOES NOT dictate eligibility.

The Military & Veterans Center is responsible for re-certifying veterans and their dependents each term to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Please electronically send appropriate documentation and materials to the Military & Veterans Center as soon as possible to ensure timely processing and disbursement of benefits. 

To contact TU’s School Certifying Official (SCO):

Dena Allen-Few

Military Personnel Benefits

Active Duty Military

Active duty military may use VA education benefits and/or tuition assistance to pay for tuition and fees. To use tuition assistance, have the course/s approved through the appropriate military tuition assistance program (GoArmyEd for Army service members; AI Portal for Air Force).

Once the necessary military command signatures and dollar amount for tuition assistance have been obtained, take the “TA Approval Letter/Statement” directly to the Bursar’s Office:

  • Enrollment Services
    Room 336

Be sure to also notify the Maryland Veterans Center. Please note that your VA benefits may need to be adjusted if you are receiving TA monies. 

Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists / National Guard Member Benefits

Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists / National Guard Members may be eligible for the following (chapters excerpted from the Title 38 U.S. Code): 

  • Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill®) — Active Duty students may be eligible to receive a monthly payment from the VA to supplement their educational costs.
  • Chapter 31 (vocational rehabilitation) — Eligible students coordinate through their vocational rehabilitation counselor and the Veterans Benefits Office to have tuition, fees, supplies and books paid for by the VA.
  • Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®) — Eligible students are allocated a certain percentage of their tuition and fees paid for by the VA. A book stipend and basic housing allowance is available when student is enrolled for the term.
  • Chapter 1606 (Montgomery G.I. Bill®: Selected Reserves) — Reservists, Coast Guard and National Guard members may be eligible to receive a monthly payment from the VA to supplement their educational costs. Eligibility is determined through the Department of Defense and Departments of Homeland Security.

Dependent BENEFITS

  • Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®) — Same as above with two additional offerings:

    Fry Scholarship — Provides benefit eligibility for children of active duty members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.

    Yellow Ribbon Program — Allows schools to enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition and Fees cost that exceeds the in-state tuition and fees. Students can receive $1000 per semester.

  • Chapter 35 (Dependents’ Educational Assistance) — Educational assistance is paid to dependents of veterans with a service-connected permanent and total disability and died as a result of service connection.