All Upper Iowa University programs are approved by the Department of Education of the State of Iowa and other states where we have centers (Kansas, Illinois, Louisiana and Wisconsin) to certify qualifying learners to receive veterans' benefits. Those benefits include the following:
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Veterans must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Based on the percentage of eligibility, this program may pay the following expenses for eligible individuals:
This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Generally, benefits are payable for 15 years following release from active duty.
Upper Iowa University is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program. This is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 that 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.
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. Veterans may enroll on a part time basis and receive their benefit.
While not specifically an educational benefit, this program is designed to help veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and deep suitable jobs. This could include post-secondary training. The basic period of eligibility is 12 years from the date of separation or date the veteran was first notified by the VA of a service-connected disability rating. Upper Iowa University is proud to work with Chapter 31 students.
This benefit may be available to veterans who are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. 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. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit entitlement ends 14 years from the date of the veteran's eligibility for the program, or on the day he/she leaves the Selected Reserve.
This education benefit program is designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 are either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
This is an education benefit for veterans who paid into VEAP while they were in the service. Eligible veterans may be entitled to as much as 36 months of training. Eligibility usually ends 10 years following release from active duty.
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. Spouses and surviving spouses have 10 years from the VA eligibility date to use the benefit. Surviving spouses of veterans who died on active duty have 20 years from the date of the veteran's death. Children may use the benefit while they are between the ages of 18 and 26.