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Veterans and Military Benefits

At Quinnipiac, we recognize the sacrifices that current and former military service members have made on behalf of the United States. We’ve long been committed to helping our nation’s veterans, active and reserve military and National Guard members reach their educational goals. We are partnered with both the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to provide a comprehensive set of benefits that fit with your military experience. Whether your mission is advancing your military career, transitioning to the civilian sector, or supporting your dependent as they work toward their degree, we are honored to assist you every step of the way.

Distinctions

Military Friendly©

Quinnipiac is recognized by Victory Media as being at the very top of the Best for Vets Schools in the United States.

Military Times

Quinnipiac was named by Military Times as among the best 4-year universities for veterans that offer bachelor’s or graduate degrees in the United States.

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant

We’ve invested more than $3 million into our Yellow Ribbon program, making your education more affordable.

Veterans Benefits

Eligible veterans of the armed forces may qualify for educational benefits. We proudly participate 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. The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs stands ready to help you navigate all federal veterans benefits available.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Military Benefit

Various Amounts + Match | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Quinnipiac University

Military Benefit

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.

Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program

Military Benefit

Up to $4,500 | U.S. Department of Defense

Military Benefit

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.

Dependents Education Assistance Program (DEAP) - Chapter 35

Military Benefit

Various Amounts | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Benefit

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.

Fry Scholarship

Military Benefit

Various Amounts | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Benefit

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.

Montgomery GI Bill® - Chapter 30

Military Benefit

Various Amounts | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Benefit

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

Reserve GI Bill® - Chapter 1606

Military Benefit

Various Amounts | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Benefit

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.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment - Chapter 31

Military Benefit

Various Amounts | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Benefit

These services, intended for disabled veterans, help with job training, resume development and other job-related skills.

Active Duty Benefits

The Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance to Service members for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and are part of an approved academic degree or certificate program.

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. 

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ROTC Benefits

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.

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.

Visit the ROTC Website

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 by contacting the Army ROTC Recruiting Office at 203-931-2998.

In Their Words

Catherine Perrotti

Catherine Perrotti '16

Nursing program and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) graduate

It’s very possible to do ROTC at Quinnipiac. My cadre was really accommodating and flexible and the professors at Quinnipiac are very supportive.

Miguel Rosa

Miguel Rosa '15

Accelerated nursing program graduate who was twice deployed to Afghanistan

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.

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