Veteran Benefits

General Information

Veterans who are eligible for Montgomery GI Bill ® educational benefits may use their benefits at Duquesne, upon acceptance and registration at Duquesne University.

In order to utilize these benefits, please forward copies of required documentation*:

Email: Undergraduates and Graduate students:
Kathy Scheer scheerFREEDUQUESNELaw Students:
Dr. Valerie Harper harperFREEDUQUESNE
Fax: (412) 396-5622
Mail: Duquesne University
Office of the Registrar
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15281
ATTN: Kathy Scheer

*Required documentation includes a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for all veterans, and a copy of the most recent DD214 for veterans who are not on active duty. If you have used your benefits at another school, you will also need to provide us with a completed form 22-1995: "Change of Program or Place of Training."

Upon receipt of this documentation, the Office of the University Registrar will contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to process your benefits information for the semester. Please feel free to contact Kathy Scheer in the Office of the University Registrar at (412) 396-6211, or scheerFREEDUQUESNE if you have any questions about using your veteran's educational benefits at Duquesne.

Please note: Notification to Veterans Affairs is required for each semester of enrollment. Please contact Kathy Scheer after you have registered for each semester if you wish to use your benefits.

If you would like additional information on Veteran's Post 9-11/Yellow Ribbon Benefits, please visit the Veterans Affairs GI Bill® website.

For information regarding Duquesne University's Military Education opportunities, please visit the Duquesne University Military and Veterans Page.

Below are some recent changes regarding payments and processing of Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) claims.

2022-2023 Academic School Year Tuition and Fee Cap

The new cap for enrollment periods beginning on or after August 1, 2023 for Private Institutions of Higher Learning and for Non-College Degree Schools for a 100% tier level student is $26,381.37. The Academic Year cap will be prorated for students less than 100% tier level based on their applicable tier level.

100% $26,381.37
90% $23,743.23
80% $21,105.09
70% $18,466.95
60% $15,828.82
50% $13,190.68

Note: All amounts less than 100% have been rounded down to the nearest penny.

The 2022-2023 Academic Year cap applies to grandfathered and non-grandfathered students.

Monthly Housing Payment Rates

Housing is based on the address of the school and % of benefits you are receiving. Please visit the Veterans Affairs GI Bill® website to determine amount.

Books and T&F Payment Schedules

The Books and Supplies payment, the Tuition and Fees payment (and Yellow Ribbon if applicable) for each term will not be released more than 14 days prior to the beginning of that term. Payments processed more than 14 days prior to the beginning of a term will be set up on a payment schedule to be released from VA no more than 14 days prior to the beginning of that term. This includes mini-terms that may have been certified with a standard term or multiple terms with varying begin dates. You should expect EFTpayments 3-5 business days later, 7-10 days later if you receive Treasury checks.

Kicker Payments

Also effective Aug. 1, 2012 Chapter 33 students will only be entitled to a kicker (commonly referred to as a college fund) for the benefit that they relinquished when they elected Chapter 33.

For example: If a student was eligible for a MGIB Chapter 30 and a MGIB-SR Chapter 1606 kicker and they relinquished MGIB Chapter 30 when they elected Chapter 33, the student would no longer be eligible to receive the Chapter 1606 under Chapter 33 (prior to Aug. 1, 2012 they would have been paid both kickers under Chapter 33). 

Affected students will be sent a letter detailing this action and what they need to do if they disagree with this decision. Please refer to the website or the 1-888-444-4551 toll free number if you have questions about your kickers.

Additional Contacts

For further information concerning Student Accounts and/or TA, contact Karen Hartupee at (412) 396-6588 or email at hartupeekFREEDUQUESNE.

For further information concerning EAP, contact Mark Moore in Financial Aid at (412) 396-5852 or email at moorem1567FREEDUQUESNE.

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 website at