Veterans Affairs (VA)

Welcome Veterans


Thank you for your service! York County School of Technology is committed to helping current and former members of the United States Armed Forces attain their educational goals. Many of our programs are VA friendly and your educational training is very important to us. It is our goal to provide training and services in a professional, customer-focused atmosphere that fosters continuous learning.

Many of our programs are VA friendly, for programs that are approved for VA benefits, you can use the
VA's WEAMS Institution Search Tool 
or call 717.747.2130 to speak with the Career Services Coordinator.

GI Bill®
is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

                                       APPLY FOR YOUR BENEFITS! 
Go to  Click on the Education & Training tab (left side of the webpage), then “For Students”, “Get Started”, “Apply for Benefits”.
When you’ve completed the application, print out a copy of your application for your records. For questions about your application, call the VA at 1(888)442-4551. Depending on which program you’re eligible to receive, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) letter from the VA. You must provide a copy to the school's VA Certifying Official in order to have your enrollment certified.

Any amount not paid by the VA directly to the school is the student’s responsibility.

Benefits for those receiving Chapter 30, 1606, 1607, or 35, will be paid directly to the student. Arrangements for payment of your bill are your responsibility.

It is also recommended that you apply for federal financial aid to assist you with payment of any additional expenses not covered by your GI Bill funds. 
Apply through for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill®- Active Duty Educational Assistance

Period of Service: 7/1/85 to present

Eligibility: Two or three year’s active duty; Honorable discharge; Eligible 10 years from date of separation.


Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve

Eligibility: Student must be currently enrolled in a Selective Reserve program such as the National Guard or the Army Reserves.


Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Program

Eligibility: Available to certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001. Program ended 11/25/15. Please visit the VA website for additional information.


Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation

Eligibility: Student must have a service related disability which the Department of Veterans Affairs has rated at least 10% compensable. There must be an employment handicap and generally the student must complete the program within 12 years from the notice of the disability rating.


Chapter 32 – Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) 

Period of Service: 1/1/77 to 6/30/85

Eligibility: Active duty for a least 181 days, contribution to the program and other than dishonorable discharge. Eligible 10 years from date of separation.


Chapter 33 – Post 911

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.

Eligibility: Must have 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.


Chapter 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance

Eligibility: A child (under 26) or a spouse of a veteran who is 100% disabled or who died because of service related injuries.