Military Resources

Dickinson Law is committed to military members and their families. As a University, Penn State has consistently been ranked as a top military/veteran-friendly school by numerous publications, including Military TimesGI Jobs and Military Advanced Education. Nestled in charming Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Dickinson Law provides close access to the U.S. Army War College, as well as many state and federal agencies. Our close-knit community works to assist veterans and their dependents in navigating the higher education system and helps to ensure the best use of the educational benefits for which they are eligible.

Dickinson Law meets the requirements of 38 U.S.C. § 3675 and participates in veterans VA education benefits programs, including but not limited to Chapter 31, the Veteran Readiness and Employment Program (formerly the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program), and Chapter 33, the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Tuition and fees will be fully covered for veterans with 100 percent eligibility because Dickinson Law is a public institution of higher education with only one tuition rate. There is no gap for uncovered tuition and fees requiring Dickinson Law to be considered a Yellow Ribbon Program School. Dickinson Law’s application fee will be waived for any current or retired military personnel, active or reserve component. Veterans receiving educational benefits under Chapter 31 or 33 will not be assessed late fees nor have a negative service indicator applied to them.

Military Benefits Information

If you are a veteran, active duty service member, or dependent of either, you may be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Below is a list of several chapters of educational benefits with a brief description of each.

Student Action Items
  • Apply for GI Bill® benefits with the VA by completing the process online. If you are deemed eligible, the VA will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility or Award Letter detailing your VA educational benefits.
  • Apply for your GI Bill® benefits at Dickinson Law by sending a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or Award Letter to our office.
  • Establish a Penn State Access Account, which will allow you to set up a University email account, as well as a LionPATH account. Click here for more information.
  • Sign up for eRefund from your LionPATH account. Student refunds can be electronically deposited into a bank account by logging into your Student Center and selecting Manage My Account/Make a Payment link. This will take you to the payment portal — on the left hand side, third box down, select the Click to enroll in eRefund link. A check will be mailed to the permanent address on file for any student who does not enroll in eRefund, resulting in a significant delay.
  • If you are a Chapter 30, 1606, or 1607 benefit recipient, you must verify your enrollment monthly on Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE). You can also verify your enrollment monthly by calling 1-877-838-2778. This must be done at the end of every month to receive the previous month’s attendance/benefit.
  • Changes in your enrollment status (add/drop, withdrawal, change of major, etc.) must be reported to the Office of Veterans Programs, as they may affect your benefit.
  • Intention to graduate is the student’s responsibility and must be set by selecting Graduating This Semester in LionPATH at the beginning of the semester in which you plan to graduate. To receive an Honor Cord for veterans and actively serving military, see Priority Registration/Honor Cord.

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.