Military and Veteran Benefits

Nazareth University salutes your service to our country and values your contributions to the campus community. We are committed to providing you with the highest level of student and financial services, and are here to assist with any issue that may arise. We can also guide you to federal and state military benefits you are eligible for.

If you served on active duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member's Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. If you are interested in using this benefit, you must first visit your installation’s education office or liaison.

Tips: How to apply for benefits

GI Bill®: Chapter 30, 33, 35, 1606
How to apply for Recruitment Incentive & Retention Program (RIRP)

Financial Assistance

GI Bill® Chapters

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
Veteran Readiness & Employment (Chapter 31)
Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (Chapter 30)
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (Chapter 35 or Fry Scholarship)
Montgomery GI Bill® - Selective Reserve (Chapter 1606)

Military Tuition Assistance

New York State Veteran Benefits

Veteran Tuition Award and more

Yellow Ribbon Program

Nazareth University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which makes additional funds available to qualifying students on top of the typical VA amount. This program provides eligible full-time undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students up to $7,500 per year, matched by the VA. These amounts together, on top of the typical VA amount, help cover the full yearly cost of a Nazareth education.

Federal info: VA Yellow Ribbon Program

Nazareth Veteran's Scholarship

General award of up to $8,000 for full-time undergraduate students who are not eligible for the Nazareth Yellow Ribbon award. Awarded to any post-Sept. 11 honorably discharged veteran who has served at least six months of active duty or Chapter 33-approved transferee with veteran tuition benefits eligibility. For more about this Nazareth scholarship, contact financial aid:

Nazareth's Veterans Benefit calculator

Nazareth's GI Bill® comparison tool


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