Eligible veterans can receive benefits to pay tuition, housing and textbook costs.
- Post-9/11 G.I. Bill Eligibility: The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. The student must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.
- Applications can be made online at: VA benefits or by calling 888.442.4551
- Monroe Tuition and Fees covered by the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill:
FULL TIME STUDENTS: Students are encouraged to apply for the federal Pell grant and NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) by completing their FAFSA at www.fasfa.gov. and at www.tapweb.org for the NY State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).
TAP, Monroe College Grants and Scholarships and outside scholarships and/or payments for tuition purposes only, will be subtracted from a student’s tuition and fees in determining the final value of the student’s VCH33 payment. Any remaining tuition difference will be fully covered by the Yellow Ribbon program.
PART TIME STUDENTS: Students may be paid up to $485 per credit minus any grants and/or institutional aid (as described above) that the student may be receiving. Any remaining tuition difference will be fully covered by the Yellow Ribbon program.
Students’ Federal Title IV aid (Pell, SEOG, Direct Loans) will not be used in calculating students VCH33 eligibility.
- Stipend for books and supplies, up to $1000 annually.
- Transfer of Eligible Benefits (TEB) to dependent spouse or children.
- Service members who are enrolled in the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill may be able to transfer unused education benefits to their dependent spouse or children.
For further information about veteran’s educational benefits contact Monroe Veteran’s Affairs Liaison,
Allen Hansen. (firstname.lastname@example.org)