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Graduate Veterans and Military Benefits

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Arm yourself with the Tools for Success

Arm yourself with the tools for success

In 2016, Military Times named Quinnipiac one of the best four-year colleges in the country for veterans. That’s no surprise. We’ve long been committed to helping our nation’s veterans — as well as active duty and reserve military members — reach their educational goals. We are partnered with both the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration to provide you with a comprehensive set of benefits that fit with your military experience. Whether your goal is to advance in the military, transition successfully to the civilian sector, or support your dependent as they work toward their degree, we are honored to assist you every step of the way. 

Veterans' Benefits

Serve your passion

Since 2009, we’ve been proudly participating in the "Yellow Ribbon Program."  Part of the Post 9/11 GI-Bill, this initiative provides funds for eligible veterans who served after September 10, 2001.  At Quinnipiac, we’ll match a portion of the VA contribution — up to $15,000 a year —  through our grant and scholarship programs.

The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs stands ready to help you navigate any of the other federal Veterans Benefits below.

Fry Scholarship

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

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment - Chapter 31

These services, intended for disabled veterans, help with job training, resume development and other job-related skills. Learn more: VA Benefits.

Dependents Education Assistance Program (DEAP) - Chapter 35

This act authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of disabled veterans or those who died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war or missing in action.  Learn more: DEAP Benefits.

Montgomery GI Bill - Chapter 30

This aid is available to those who entered active duty after June 30, 1985, and completed at least two years of continuous active service.  Learn more: Montgomery GI Bill.

Reserve GI Bill - Chapter 1606

This bill is available to any person who enlists, re-enlists or extends an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than six years. Learn more: Reserve GI Bill.

Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

This program is available to certain reservists who were activated after September 11, 2001. Learn more Reserve Educational Assistance Program.

“I had a lot of questions about my veteran benefits and transitioning credits from my previous undergraduate school. Jason Burke worked directly with the VA on my behalf, creating a seamless process. He even set things up with the bookstore for my book stipend. I’ve never had such an easy experience dealing with veteran benefits.”
Miguel Rosa '15
Accelerated nursing program graduate who was twice deployed to Afghanistan

Active Duty Benefits

Take command of your future

Assisting Active Duty    

We’ve partnered with the Department of Defense to make sure that active duty members of the military on our campus can benefit from the Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program. This initiative provides up to $4,500 in aid each year.

The first step is to visit your installation’s education office to develop an education plan before submitting a military Tuition Assistance request. After that, we’ll step in to ensure that the money is in your account before classes begin.   

ROTC Benefits

Study, serve and succeed

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an elective curriculum, taken in addition to your regular college classes, that prepares you to become an officer in the U.S. Military. Scholarships are available that cover not only full tuition and fees, but money for books and a monthly tax-free stipend as well. 

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps

Students can take AFROTC classes at Yale University’s main campus in New Haven. The first-year and sophomore courses carry no military obligation and are open to all students. After a 40-year hiatus, Yale graduated its first Air Force ROTC class in 2016; one Quinnipiac student — Catherine Perrotti—  was among the graduates. Today, approximately a dozen QU students are enrolled in the Yale AFROTC program; at least half of them have a full scholarship.

Contact Air Force ROTC Detachment 009’s Admissions at (203) 432-9431.

Army Reserve Officers Training Corps

Students can pursue a commission as an officer in the United States Regular Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard by taking classes at the University of New Haven's campus in West Haven. No scholarships are available.

Learn more:  Contact the Army ROTC Recruiting Office at 203-931-2998. 

“It’s very possible to do ROTC at Quinnipiac. My cadre was really accommodating and flexible and the professors at Quinnipiac are very supportive.”
Catherine Perrotti '16
Nursing program and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) graduate