Students who hope to receive veterans’ educational benefits at Newman University should request a certificate of eligibility (COE) from the VA at (888) 442-4551 or Apply for Benefits. The VA will determine whether or not a student is eligible for VA educational benefits. The Registrar’s Office requires a current copy of the COE before the student’s first semester.
Post-9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits.
Who is eligible?
- You served an aggregate period of 36 months in active duty after Sept. 10, 2001
- You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001.
- You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on the service eligibility criteria listed above.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill has a few specific components that are unavailable in other GI Bill programs:
- Newman University is proud to participate in The Yellow Ribbon GI Educational Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program). The Yellow Ribbon Program is designed for qualifying veterans and dependents who wish to attend a private university. Your tuition & fees costs may exceed the standard Post 9/11 GI Bill maximum benefit rate. The Yellow Ribbon program is an agreement with the VA to help cover the additional costs. The VA will match Newman’s additional contribution dollar-for-dollar so the student can attend Newman for little to no cost.
- The transfer of entitlement option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The request to transfer unused GI Bill benefits to eligible dependents must be completed while servicing as an active member of the Armed Forces. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them at VA.
To receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program:
- You must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
- You must not be on active duty or a spouse using transferred entitlement
Montgomery GI Bill - Chapter 30
Eligible Servicemembers may receive up to 36 months of education benefits. The monthly benefit paid to you is based on the type of training you take, length of your service, your category, any college fund eligibility, and if you contributed to the $600 buy-up program. You usually have 10 years to use your MGIB benefits, but the time limit can be fewer or more years depending on the situation.
Montgomery GI Bill-Selective Reserve - Chapter 1606
Who is eligible?
- Have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. If you are an officer, you must have agreed to serve six years in addition to your original obligation. For some types of training it is necessary to have a six-year commitment that begins after Sept. 30, 1990.
- Complete your initial active duty for training (IADT).
- Meet the requirement to receive a high school diploma or equivalency certificate before completing IADT. You may not use 12 hours toward a college degree to meet this requirement.
- Remain in good standing while serving in an active Selected Reserve unit. You will also retain MGIB-SR eligibility if you were discharged from Selected Reserve service due to a disability that was not caused by misconduct. Your eligibility period may be extended if you are ordered to active duty.
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA) - Chapter 35
Who is eligible?
You must be the son, daughter, or spouse of:
- A Veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the armed forces.
- A Veteran who died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence.
- A Servicemember missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
- A Servicemember forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
- A Servicemember who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability. This change is effective Dec. 23, 2006.