Veterans Benefits

At Palm Beach Atlantic University, we honor veterans of our Armed Forces. Veterans add to the diversity and texture of our campus, and we are happy to have many as members of the PBA community.

Tuition Assistance funds are a source of financial aid for both active duty and veteran military. All veterans are referred to an Education Services Officer (ESO) in their individual military service. Following check-in, held in the beginning of each semester, degree-seeking students are eligible for benefits through the Veterans Administration and can be certified by the VA certifying official.

There may be other sources of financial aid for veterans. Please visit our Applying for Aid page to learn more. PBA's priority date for applying for aid is May 1.

View veteran benefit options at PBA in our catalog here.

Please contact PBA's VA Certifying Official, Al Andino, at Al_Andino@pba.edu or (561) 803-2145 if you have any questions.

If you have additional financial aid-related questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@pba.edu or (561) 803-2126. The Financial Aid Office is open Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM.

Chapter Benefits

Chapter 30 | Montgomery GI Bill, Active Duty (MGIB) 

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30. This benefit is for those veterans who served on active duty after June 30, 1985, those who had remaining entitlement under the Vietnam Era GI Bill, and those who switched from VEAP before voluntarily separated after February 2, 1991.

Montgomery GI Bill, Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) 

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard Reserves and the Army & Air National Guards. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Chapter 35 | Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Chapter 1606 | Reservist Benefit 

This benefit is for those currently serving in the Selected Reserves.

Chapter 1607 | Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Provides educational assistance to members of the reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operations) as declared by the President or Congress.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Palm Beach Atlantic University has committed to a maximum Yellow Ribbon Program match of $3,650. This level of match will allow the fulltime undergraduate day student to receive aid equal to tuition and fees for fall and spring semesters only minus the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Ch. 33) of $26,042.81. If the student receives tuition restricted grants or scholarships, the match will be reduced so that the total package is equal to tuition and fees. Unrestricted PBA scholarships (e.g., PBA Academic Scholarships, PBA Assist, Res Life, and other PBA institutional scholarships) will be used as the 50% institutional match. If the unrestricted institutional scholarship does not meet the 50% institutional share, a PBA Yellow Ribbon scholarship will be awarded for the difference. 

Quick Facts

If an eligible Service member decides to use TA, PBA will enroll the student only after the TA is approved by the individual's Service. Service members will be solely responsible for all tuition costs without this prior approval. This requirement does not prohibit PBA from pre-registering a Service member in a course in order to secure a slot in the course. If the Service member is enrolled before the appropriate Service approves Military TA, then the Service member could be responsible for the tuition. All Military TA must be requested and approved prior to the start date of the course. The Military TA is approved on a course-by-course basis and only for the specific course(s) and class dates that a Service member requests. If a military student "self-identifies" their eligibility and the Service has not approved the funding, then the Service member will be solely responsible for all tuition costs, not the Service.

Students must apply using the standard GI Bill forms. Forms can be downloaded via the web. Students can also apply online using VONAPP or Veterans Online Application. Submit your application online.

If this is your first time applying for GI Bill benefits, complete form 22-1990; for others (dependent/spouse), complete form 22-5490.

For all active duty students, you must attach a copy of your form “DD-214”. For non-active duty (reservists/guards) you must attach a copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility “NOBE”. For all others provide dependent’s proof of birth certificate or marriage certificate for spouse.

Call 1-888-442-4551 or 1-888-GIBILL-1.