Veterans Programs

At Temple, we’re committed to helping veterans make a smooth transition from military to college life. It’s one of the reasons we are designated a Military Friendly School for 2012-2013 by G.I. Jobs Magazine. Military service members and veterans also enjoy the unparalleled access to excellence and opportunities for success that we offer. We invite you to learn more about Temple University and apply now.

Transfer credits for military service

Temple awards college credit for documented military experience according to the ACE (American Council on Education) guide recommendations. Examples of acceptable documentation for military experience include AARTS (Army/ACE Registry Transcript System), SMART (Sailor/Marine/ACE Registry Transcript), or Community College of the Air Force transcript. For credit to be awarded, it must be useful in a student's program of study. Learn more about transfer credits for veterans.

Applying for benefits

We offer several programs, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program, that help give financial support to veterans and military service members. You need to apply for benefits through the Office of the University Registrar once you’re admitted to the university and again at the beginning of each semester.

Learn more about veterans’ benefits and how to apply on Temple’s Veteran Affairs website.

If you have questions, please call the Veterans Certification Officer in the Office of the University Registrar at 215.204.7378.

Find more information

We thank you for your service, and invite you to learn more about the resources and benefits available to you as a veteran or enlisted service member. We offer guidance and support with admissions and financial aid processes, as well as academic and other support services.

G.I. Bill Comparison Tool
This tool provides key information about college affordability and value so that veteran students can make informed decisions about where to attend school. Calculate your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and research approved programs to compare colleges by tuition/fees, housing allowances and book stipends.

College Scorecard (College Affordability and Transparency Center)
The College Scorecard is a planning tool designed to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate school options.

College Navigator - National Center for Education Statistics
The College Navigator is a consumer tool that provides school information including tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
This document is a sample financial aid award letter designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid, student loan default rates and also features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.

Yellow Ribbon Program Information 2014-2015
The Yellow Ribbon Program is part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Temple University participates in this program as one of the approved degree-granting higher learning institutions in the United States. Institutions that participate in the Yellow Ribbon program make additional funds available for veterans and their dependents who meet eligibility requirements, without additional charge to their GI Bill entitlement. More information about the program (and a list of participating Yellow Ribbon schools) is posted on the GI Bill website.

Paying For College
The Paying for College webpage administered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools to receive detailed financial information on each and to enter financial aid award information.

Visit Temple’s Veteran Affairs website for more information about our veterans programs.

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