A wide range of education benefits are available to veterans and their dependents through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.
Qualifying veterans enrolled full-time in our traditional arts and sciences will receive approximately $17,200 in scholarship assistance (50% funded by Emmanuel College and 50% funded by the VA). For more information regarding the Yellow Ribbon Program please visit the VA website or contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at Emmanuel College.
Applying for Educational Benefits
Veterans must apply for educational benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Below are several links that will get you started and will provide you with the information you need to take advantage of your benefits.
Please contact our office if you have questions that are not answered by the web sites below or if you need assistance with the process.
This easy to navigate site contains information regarding veterans' benefits and eligibility requirements. Some highlights include education benefits, home loans, life insurance, health care, and information on Department of Veterans Affairs infrastructure and politics.
Veterans may use this site to apply for many VA benefits, including the Montgomery GI Bill. Students collecting MGIB benefits must either complete the online application here or use the paper application (VA Form 22-1990).
This is a secondary page of the Department of Veterans' Affairs web site. It is a great resource for both current and prospective students eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill as well as their dependents. The site provides information on education benefit programs, toll-free numbers for VA program information, as well as links to VA forms, electronic application for benefits, payment rates, and Web-based verification. For additional assistance, call 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor.
If you receive GI bill benefits, you must verify your attendance status monthly. Once our Registrar's Office has certified your enrollment, you may use this site to complete monthly verification online. It is often quicker and easier to do this online than it is to call the verification number (1-877-823-2378 ). The MGIB Verification Web site also offers individual benefit status information, certified periods of enrollment, and recent direct deposit information.
REAP (or Chapter 1607) is an education benefit available to certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001. You will find general information in the above-linked REAP Questions and Answers pamphlet on the U.S. VA web site, and further details through the Questions and Answers search function.
FinAid! is an helpful web site offering information for students and families on all aspects of financial aid. The site includes a section on military student aid that provides information about student financial aid resources for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the military and for veterans and their dependents.
Veterans' Services Officer
43 Hawkins St.
Boston, MA 02114