Need-Based Financial Aid

Veteran Benefits

A wide range of education benefits are available to veterans and their dependents through the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Emmanuel College is grateful to all veterans for their service and is committed to helping them achieve their educational goals. A wide range of education benefits are available to veterans and their dependents through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

We encourage veterans to explore the easy-to-navigate Veterans Benefits Administration website, which contains detailed information on the variety of benefits and their respective eligibility criteria. Once the range of benefits have been reviewed, the application process may begin.

Post-9/11 GI Bill

Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program

For the 2016-2017 academic year, reimbursement for tuition and fees under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) is a maximum of $21,970.46. This tuition benefit is paid directly to Emmanuel College. For students with 100% Chapter 33 eligibility and enrolled full-time for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, the balance of tuition and fees after the Chapter 33 amount of $21,970.46  is applied to your account will be $15,569.54.

Students eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program receive half of the $15,569.54, which is $7,784.77, from the Veteran's Administration and the other half of the $15,569.54  from Emmanuel College. The portion funded by Emmanuel College, $7,784.77, is inclusive of all merit, need, or non-need based College grants and scholarships. If you are receiving a merit scholarship that is equal to or exceeds $7,784.77, College-funded Yellow Ribbon funding is not provided. If you are not receiving Emmanuel College grants or scholarships or, if your Emmanuel funding is less than $7,784.77, you will receive a Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship to ensure you are receiving at least $7,784.77 in College-funded financial assistance.

For more information regarding veterans benefits, please contact your Veterans Affairs office or visit

Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI Bill offers benefits for Veterans who completed their service prior to 9/11. The Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill website 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 and 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.

MGIB Verification (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment/WAVE)

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 Website also offers individual benefit status information, certified periods of enrollment and recent direct deposit information.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (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 may find more information about this program on the U.S. VA website.

Additional Contact Info

Veterans' Services Office
43 Hawkins St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-635-3037
Fax: 617-635-3957

U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs
Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services