Information for Veterans Benefits
Emory & Henry College is proud to accept benefits for our veterans and their dependents.
The Certifying Official for Emory & Henry College is the Director of Financial Aid. The director will certify those benefits upon receipt of a Certificate of Eligibility letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating eligibility levels. Emory & Henry College also processes aid benefits for students in the National Guard who receive tuition benefits as well. Please go to the Veterans Administration website at www.gibill.va.gov to apply for benefits.
For information about how we process your benefits, please contact the Financial Aid Office:
VA Benefit Types:
- Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill)
- Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)
- Chapter 33 (Post - 9/11 GI Bill)
- Chapter 35 (Dependent’s Education Assistance)
- Chapter 1606 (Reserve GI Bill)
Applying for Veteran’s Benefits:
To apply for Veteran’s Benefits you must apply directly through the Veterans Administration (VA). After you apply, you will receive your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA. You must provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the Financial Aid Office of Emory & Henry College. VA Benefits can be used for both undergraduate and graduate course work.
If you are a transfer student, please complete VA Form 22-1995. This form will provide the VA with your intent to transfer to Emory & Henry College.
VA Benefit Information:
Chapters 31, 33 and the Yellow Ribbon Program are the only chapters of the GI Bill that pay the college directly for tuition and fees. All of the other chapters pay the student monthly and in arrears. As a result, the student is responsible for paying all tuition and fees upfront.
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. The Post - 9/11 GI Bill will currently pay up to $22,805.34 per academic year towards the cost of tuition, and this rate is good through July 31, 2018. Under the Yellow Ribbon agreement, Emory & Henry College will then contribute up to 50% of the remaining tuition expense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs will match that amount. This means that 100% of your tuition (TUITION ONLY- does not include room and board) will be paid at Emory & Henry College! The Department of Veterans Affairs will also pay you a monthly housing allowance and up to $1,000 stipend for books and supplies. Detailed information about the Yellow Ribbon Program can be found here.
Eligibility for Yellow Ribbon
Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate - 100% (based on service requirements) may receive Yellow Ribbon benefits. Please review the eligibility criteria directly from the VA’s Post-9/11 Website. These individuals can transfer their benefits to their dependents (TEB). For more information visit the TEB Website.
Applying for Yellow Ribbon
Interested students should complete and submit the application form available online. You will receive written notification explaining the VA’s decision regarding your eligibility for the program. If you are eligible, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) that specifies you are “potentially eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.” Eligible students who plan on using Yellow Ribbon Program benefits should complete the Emory & Henry College Yellow Ribbon Application when they apply for admission.
Receiving Yellow Ribbon at Emory & Henry College
If you are eligible for a Yellow Ribbon award, it will be a part of your financial aid package in accordance with all federal, state and institutional rules and regulations.Your Yellow Ribbon award will credit to your account once you meet all enrollment and disbursement requirements. The VA match of your Yellow Ribbon award will issue payment directly to E&H College on your behalf after your enrollment certification is processed by the VA.
Veteran Education and Career Resources
- Higher Education Resources for Veterans: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/higher-education-for-military-veterans/
- Military and Veteran’s Guide to Graduate School: https://www.gograd.org/military-veterans-graduate-school-guide/
- Supporting Veterans Pursuing an MBA: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/mba-programs/supporting-veterans/
- Financial Aid for Military Members and Veterans: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/financial-aid-scholarships-for-veterans/
- Veteran’s Affordable College Guidebook: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/veterans-affordable-college-guide/
- Graduate Scholarships for Veterans: https://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/military-veterans/
- Veteran’s Guide to Getting Hired: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/veterans-guide-to-getting-hired/
Wells Fargo currently has a scholarship for Honorably discharged (no longer drilling) Veterans or spouses (not dependents, unfortunately) of disabled Veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service. Applicants must be Pell grant eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need, use any military education benefits for which they are eligible in the upcoming academic year and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on the 4.0 scale or its equivalent. For more information the link here (https://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveterans/) has all of the requirements and information for application. The deadline for the application is February 28. Please go to the website for any further questions you might have.
There is a scholarship opportunity from the Pat Tillman Foundation for qualifying Veterans and spouses of Veterans, unfortunately this is not available to children of Veterans. The Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of private and public sector leaders committed to service beyond self. The fellowship program supports Tillman Scholars with academic scholarships, a national network, and professional development opportunities in all different fields. The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. In 2018, Tillman Scholars can expect to receive an $11,000 annual scholarship as well as a $1,000 stipend for professional development opportunities. More information on the program can be found through these links: