There are many options available to help finance your bachelor’s, master's, or doctoral degree. You may be eligible for the following VA Education benefits, grants, tuition assistance, loans, and more to pay for your education. Eligibility for each specific program depends on a variety of factors including the length of service, the branch you served in, the type of school you attend, and more.
Toggle through each card to learn more about the benefits that are available to you.
Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty (Chapter 30)
Veterans and service members with at least 2 years of active duty service may be eligible for this type of aid, which provides educational benefits for 3 years and varies depending on whether you contributed to the buy-up program.
To learn more and see if you qualify, click here.
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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Next up: Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
Montgomery GI Bill® -Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
If you currently serve or were honorably discharged from the Selected Reserve, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard or Air National Guard, you may be eligible for up to 3 years of educational benefits. Eligible participants must have a 6-year enlistment, or reenlistment, beginning on or after July 1, 1985. Before beginning your education, you must have a high school diploma or GED, as well as completed your initial date active training.
To learn more about this program, click here.
Next Up: Montgomery (MGIB) & Post 9/11 GI Bills®
Montgomery (MGIB) & Post 9/11 GI Bills®
The Certificate of Eligibility (COE) will state the students benefit award, the percentage if applicable, and delimiting date that the benefit can be used.
Fill out the application to apply for those benefits.
Next Up: Survivors’ & Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA / FRY Scholarship)
Survivors’ & Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA / FRY Scholarship)
Students who are a spouse or dependants of service members who are 100% disabled or died while on active duty due to service-related condition may be eligible for assistance through this program. Dependents or the spouse of a person who is listed as a POW or MIA are also eligible.
Next Up: The Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program
SNU is a proud participant in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Yellow Ribbon Program. The scope of benefits provided by the Post- 9/11 GI Bill® and the Yellow Ribbon Program make an SNU education accessible to eligible veterans, regardless of socioeconomic status. Both undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Next Up: Veterans Readiness & Employment (Chapter 31)
Veterans Readiness & Employment (Chapter 31)
We can support you in the Veterans Readiness and Employment program. This provides qualifying veterans with assistance in training for a job, making accommodations for work, help with resume updating, and guidance in your job search!
Next Up: Military/Civilian Tuition Assistance (TA)
Military/DOD Tuition Assistance (TA)
Military tuition assistance is a Department of Defense program that varies by branch of service and organizational units. Be sure to ask your education service officer about available assistance and application forms. Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE is a new tool developed by the Department of Defense that can help you understand these benefits.
Military service members and DOD civilians using DOD TA/CTAP funding are required to provide copies of their TA approval letters to the Veterans Services Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Service members and DOD civilians must receive approval for utilizing DOD TA funds 7 days prior to the start of any class the service member or DOD civilian wants to use DOD TA funds towards. Military service members and DOD civilians must see their Education Services Officer at their respective military installation education office or employer for requesting DOD TA funds and they should do this prior to enrolling in a class. All service members, to include those of the National Guard and Reserves, apply for their DOD TA through their respective military education portals.
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