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Veterans Benefits

The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences (RHSHS) provides educational excellence for our Veterans, National Guard/Reserve members, active duty service members, and their dependents. We know that you are a high achiever and a person dedicated to excellence and we are prepared to work with you to ensure you meet your specific academic and personal goals. As a military-friendly institution, we are happy to assist you with processing your benefits with the VA and providing direction to other valuable services and resources.

If you are a veteran, service member, survivor, or a dependent of a veteran, you may be eligible for veterans’ educational benefits if you are enrolled in one of the following programs:

  • Nursing
  • Medical Imaging
  • Paramedic
  • Surgical Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Science

Information about applying for education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official government website at https://benefits.va.gov/benefits/  or you may contact the VA Student Hotline at 1-888-442-4551. These benefits can include:

  • Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill®
  • Chapter 31- Veteran Readiness and Employment
  • Chapter 33 - Post 911 GI Bill®
  • Chapter 35 - Survivors and Dependents Assistance
  • Chapter 1606 -National Guard or Reserves
  • Chapter 1607 - National Guard or Reserves (REAP) (*if eligible, must be utilized by November 25, 2019)
  • Pennsylvania National Guard Educational Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  

After your application for benefits is approved, please be sure to submit your Copy of Record of Discharge (DD-214) if applicable and Certification of Eligibility (COE) obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs prior to the start of your first semester to our VA Certifying Official – Robin Hall, Director of Financial Aid and Budget. You may contact her at robin.hall@towerhealth.org as needed.

RHSHS will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrows additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill® or Chapter 31- VR&E ( Veteran Readiness and Employment) benefits.

Note: Federal financial aid is not affected by any Veteran’s benefits that you may receive. For a complete list of financial assistance offered to students in the Nursing and Medical Imaging programs, refer to the Financial Section on the school website. You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for these programs. Paramedic, Surgical Technology, and Medical Laboratory Science program students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid assistance.