Yellow Ribbon Program Participant

Duquesne University is a Yellow Ribbon Program participant for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Veterans who are eligible for Montgomery GI Bill® educational benefits may use their benefits at Duquesne, upon acceptance and registration at Duquesne University. Students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine Program are excluded from the Yellow Ribbon program.  In order to utilize these benefits, please forward copies of required documentation*:


Undergraduates and Graduate students: Kathleen Scheer scheerFREEDUQUESNE
Law Students: Heather Shaw shawh1FREEDUQUESNE


(412) 396-5622

Mailing Address:

ATTN: Kathleen Scheer
Duquesne University
Office of the Registrar
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

*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. 

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.

Veterans Benefits

Please feel free to contact Kathy Scheer in the Office of the University Registrar at (412) 396-6211, or if you have any questions about using your veteran's educational benefits at Duquesne.

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

For further information concerning the PA National Guard Educational Assistance Program (EAP), contact the Office Financial Aid at (412) 396-6607 or email at

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 $27,120.05. The Academic Year cap will be prorated for students less than 100% tier level based on their applicable tier level.
  • 100% - $27,120.05
  •   90% - $24,408.04
  •   80% - $21,696.04
  •   70% - $18,984.03
  •   60% - $16,272.03
  •   50% - $13,560.02
Note:  All amounts less than 100% have been rounded down to the nearest penny.

The 2023-2024 Academic Year cap applies to grandfathered and non-grandfathered students.

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.


Veterans Affairs GI Bill ® website

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.


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) 442-4551 toll free number if you have questions about your kickers. 

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