Tuition & Aid

Veteran Benefits

Nazareth College 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. 

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. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your service prior to enrolling.

Further information regarding veteran education benefits may be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website.

Financial Assistance

Tuition & Fees

  • Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) - For 2017-18, qualified veterans and dependent students with transferred benefits at the 100% benefit level will receive up to $22,805.34 per academic year toward tuition and fees (paid directly to the college). Those with less than 100% benefit will receive their prorated benefit level. Benefit is limited to a total of 36 months.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) - Qualified veterans will receive 100% tuition and fees for up to 48 months.

Books

  • Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) - Up to $1,000/year ($41.67/credit hour) unless your eligibility is prorated. Paid directly to the veteran in a lump sum each semester.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) - Full cost of books paid directly to the veteran.

Monthly Benefit

Paid directly to the veteran or qualified dependent during periods of enrollment and while school is in session. Prorated based on course load.

  • Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) - Qualified students are eligible for a monthly housing allowance equivalent to an E-5 rank with dependents based on Nazareth College’s zip code ($1,527/month), unless your benefit level is prorated.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) - Program provides a monthly subsistence allowance for living expenses for up to 48 months to assist qualified veterans with service-connected disabilities.
  • Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) - Program provides a monthly education benefit for up to 36 months based on several criteria such as the length of service, type of training being taken, course load, and if the DoD put extra funds in the veteran's MGIB fund. 
  • Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) (Chapter 35) - Program provides education benefits to eligible dependents of certain veterans for up to 45 months. (Qualified students enrolled less than half-time will be limited to monthly education benefits not to exceed tuition and fees only).
  • Montgomery GI Bill - Selective Reserve (Chapter 1606) - Provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserve.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program makes additional funds available to you (without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement). Nazareth College has enrolled to participate in the program for 2017-18 with an amount of up to $7,500 for all full-time undergraduate students. The VA will match each additional dollar awarded by the college up to total tuition and fees.

This program is only available to veterans and Chapter 33 transferees at the 100% benefit level. (Those who served an aggregate of 36 months of active duty or who were released for a service-connected disability).

To use the Yellow Ribbon Program:

For more information regarding NYS programs for veterans, click here.

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 that Nazareth scholarship, contact Sandra Killeen in Nazareth's Financial Aid Office, skillee2@naz.edu.

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