Veterans Affairs

Veterans Education Benefit Programs

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The University, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, participates in a variety of educational benefit programs for veterans, active service members and their families. To determine your benefits eligibility, contact the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs at www.gibill.va.gov or call the Veterans Affairs Call Center, GI Bill Hotline 888-442-4551.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill®

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill became effective for training on August 1, 2009. The amount of support that an individual may qualify for depends on where they live and what type of degree they are pursuing. Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, and vocational/technical training. All training programs must be offered by an institution of higher learning (IHL) and approved for GI Bill benefits. Additionally, tutorial assistance, and licensing and certification test reimbursement are approved under the Post- 9/11 GI Bill.*

For more detailed information, go to the Post-9/11 GI Bill web site.

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.*

For more detailed information, go to the Yellow Ribbon Program web page.

University of Evansville's Yellow Ribbon Program

  • Free tuition for any qualified veteran who has served 36 months active duty since September 11, 2001
  • Benefits are transferrable to dependents eligible for Transfer Entitlement under the Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • 70 Yellow Ribbon awards per year (38 Traditional Undergraduate, 10 Organizational Leadership, 10 Global Leadership, 10 Master of Public Service Administration)
  • Awards are renewable yearly for duration of degree program
  • Yellow Ribbon awards are granted on a first come, first served basis
  • Veterans must apply and be approved for Yellow Ribbon Program benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs prior to enrollment at UE.

Comprehensive List of Veterans Education Benefit Programs

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD, MGIB, or Chapter 30)
  • Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR or Chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP or Chapter 1607)
  • Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (VEAP or Chapter 32)
  • National Call to Service (NCS)
  • Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA or Chapter 35)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

* Information taken from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs webpage

If you have questions about your veterans education benefits at UE, please contact:

Hilary Morales
Veterans Education Benefit Coordinator
Olmsted Hall, Room 116
Phone: 812-488-2148 or 800-423-8633, ext. 2148
E-mail: hm38@evansville.edu