Veterans' Education Benefits

Montgomery GI Bill - Chapter 30
Available to those who entered Active Duty after June 30, 1985, completed at least two years continuous active service, contributed $1,200 to the program, received a high school diploma or GED, and received an honorable discharge. Learn more about the Montgomery GI Bill.

Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve - Chapter 1606
The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve is available to any person who enlists, re-enlists or extends an enlistment in the Selected Reserve for not less than six years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985; earned a high school diploma or GED; completed the IADT; fulfilled 180 days of service in the selected reserve; and is satisfactorily participating in required training in the Selected Reserve. Find out more details about the Reserve GI Bill.

Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program - Chapter 33yellow ribbon
Those who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, and received an honorable discharge are eligible. This benefit covers active duty, served as a member of the Armed Forces or because of a call or order to active duty from a reserve component (National Guard and Reserve) under certain sections of Title 10. Since 2009, Quinnipiac University has been a participant in the "Yellow Ribbon Program," which is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Yellow Ribbon eligible veterans who are admitted and enroll in an approved major can qualify for benefits up to the cost of full tuition and fees. Effective Aug. 1, 2016, the maximum annual tuition and fee entitlement for veterans enrolled in a private institution is $21,970.46. An institution participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program can contribute up to 50 percent of any remaining tuition and fee charges and the VA will match that amount. Quinnipiac University voluntarily matches a portion of the VA contribution through its grant and scholarship programs, up to $15,000 per student annually. Get more details on the Post-9/11 GI Bill, as well as information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Eligible service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program will be able to transfer unused education benefits to their spouses or children. Read more about the Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB).

Veterans should apply for these benefits through their VA Office and notify the Quinnipiac School of Law financial aid and bursar offices of their pending application so their financial aid may be coordinated accordingly. The Office of the Veteran and Military Affairs handles all VA paperwork for the law school and certification documents should be directed to Jason Burke, director of veteran and military affairs.

All Yellow Ribbon beneficiaries will be allowed to carry an account balance without penalty if they have received approval from the financial aid, bursar and registrar offices.

Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607
Available to certain reservists who were activated after Sept. 11, 2001, may either be eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. Learn more about the Reserve Educational Assistance Program.

Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP) - Chapter 32
Available to those who entered the military after January 1, 1977, contributed to the program, and did not contract with the Armed Forces under a delayed entry program. Benefits are dependent upon total contributions made and are calculated individually. Under specified conditions, participants of VEAP may be eligible to convert their entitlement to the Montgomery GI Bill. Find out more about the Veterans Educational Assistance Program.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment - Chapter 31

Available to veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service-related injury. You can get additional information about Vocational Rehabilitation entitlements by visiting VA Benefits.

Dependents Education Assistance Program - Chapter 35
Authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service (100% disabled), or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war or missing in action. For more information select DEAP Benefits.

Fry Scholarship
The Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill to include the children of those service members who died in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001. Learn more about the Fry Scholarship.

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