VA and Military Benefits

There are several programs designed to help military students fund their education and it can difficult to determine which benefit will best suit your educational needs. To help you obtain information to make an informed decision, we have provided resources below for your review.

Herzing Military Appreciation Grant

General Qualifications

  • All US Campuses
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • Scholarship is not based on financial need

Eligibility Requirements & Criteria for Selection

The Military Appreciation Grant may be awarded to veterans, active duty military service members, and spouses/dependents of active duty service members.  Proof of active military or veteran status is required.  Students are not allowed to receive excess federal loan checks if they receive this grant.  Only certain programs qualify.  Please see the Educational Funding Department for more information regarding student and program eligibility.

Amount and Criteria for Determination

Undergraduate and graduate veterans and family members of active duty military may be eligible for up to a 10% discount off their semester tuition charges.  Undergraduate active duty military students enrolled in both regular and specialty programs may be eligible for a scholarship reducing the cost of tuition to $250/credit.  Graduate active duty military students may be eligible for a scholarship reducing the cost of tuition to $500/credit.    Active duty military students enrolled in clock hour programs are eligible for up to 40% of their payment period tuition charges.  A scholarship for the cost of the student’s enrollment fee and Learner Resource Fee may also be included. No limit to number of students awarded. 

Procedures and How to Apply

The application is available from the Educational Funding Department and should be submitted to that department.

Chapter and Federal Benefits

There are numerous types of Chapter and Federal benefits available to veterans, active duty military, guard/reservists, and their families.  The following benefits are listed below.

Post-911(Chapter 33)

Post-911 funding encompasses Yellow Ribbon, Transfer of Entitlement, and the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.

Post-911 provides financial support for education and housing to individuals serving after September 10, 2001.  For information regarding Post-911 please visit: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Education and Training

Post-911 benefits may be passed on to dependents and spouses.  For more information regarding Transfer of Post-911 GI Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB) please visit : Transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill to Spouse and Dependents Education and Training.

Yellow ribbon may be given to veterans entitled to their maximum benefit rate for Post-911.  For information regarding Yellow Ribbon benefits please visit: The Yellow Ribbon Program.

The John David Fry scholarship may be given to children and spouses of service members who die in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.  For more information regarding the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship please visit: What is the Fry Scholarship and who is eligible?.

Click here to register for general Post-911, Yellow Ribbon, Transfer of Entitlement, and the Marine GYSGT John David Fry Scholarship.

Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)

The Montgomery GI Bill encompasses both the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty and the Selected Reserves (Chapter 1606).

The Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty can be payable within 10 years following release of active duty service.  For information regarding the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty please visit: Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD).

The Selected Reserves (Chapter 1606) may be available if you are a member of that military branch.  For more information regarding the Selected Reserve please visit: Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR).

Click here to register for Montgomery GI Bill benefits.

Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP/ Chapter 1607)

The Reserve Educational Assistance program provides educational assistance to reservists ordered or called to active duty in response to war or a national emergency.  For more information regarding REAP please visit: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP).

Click here to register for REAP benefits.

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Chapter 31)

Vocational Rehabilitation assists Veterans with disabilities to prepare for suitable jobs.  For more information regarding Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment please visit: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E).

In order to register for Vocational Rehabilitation students will need to contact their regional office.  For a listing of regional office locations and contact information please visit: Veterans Benefits Administration - Regional Benefit Office Websites.

Survivors and Dependent Assistance (DEA/Chapter 35)

DEA provides education and training for spouses and dependents of certain veterans including prisoners of war, members injured in service, those with disabilities, and those who have died due to a service connected disability.  For more information regarding DEA please visit: Survivors and Dependents Assistance.

Click here to register for DEA benefits.

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

VEAP may be available if service members made contributions from military pay to participate in this program.  For information regarding VEAP please visit: Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP).

Click here to register for VEAP benefits.

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)

MyCAA is a career development and employment assistance program for spouses of active duty military.  For more information please visit: The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA).

Click here to register for MyCAA benefits.

 

Federal Tuition Assistance

Federal Tuition Assistance is available to active duty service members.  Each branch is listed below with more information on general eligibility and procedures on how to apply.  Please contact your local base’s educational department for further information.

Army

To find out more information regarding Army Tuition Assistance please visit: GoArmy Tuition Assistance.

Click here to apply for Army Tuition Assistance.

Navy

To find out more information regarding Navy Tuition Assistance please visit: Navy Tuition Assistance.

Click here to apply for Navy Tuition Assistance. 

Air Force

Click here to apply for Air Force Tuition Assistance.

Marine Corps

To find out more information regarding Marine Corps Tuition Assistance and how to apply please visit: Marine Corps Tuition Assistance Program.

Coast Guard

To find out more information regarding Coast Guard Tuition Assistance and how to apply please visit: Coast Guard Tuition Assistance Program.

Air National Guard

To find out more information regarding Air National Guard Tuition Assistance please visit: Air National Guard Tuition Assistance Program.

National Guard and Reserve

To find out more information regarding National Guard and Reserve Tuition Assistance please visit: National Guard and Reserve.

Additional Resources

Find out if the educational program you will to enroll in is approved for VA benefits.  For a list of Herzing programs that have been approved please visit: WEAMS Instituion Search.

You may qualify for more than one educational benefit. For more information regarding eligibility please call the VA General Education Benefits hotline at: 1-888-442-4551

To speak to the VA regarding personal records please call the following: 1-314-801-0800

To contact the VA regional benefit offices please visit the Veterans Benefits Administration - Regional Benefit Office Websites Locator and contact the appropriate state website. 

For more information regarding state VA benefits please contact your local VA office:

CampusResourcePhone NumberWebsite
AtlantaGeorgia Department of Veterans Service(404) 656-2300http://veterans.georgia.gov/ 
Akron or ToledoOhio Department of Veterans Service(877) 644-6838http://dvs.ohio.gov/veterans_education.aspx 
BirminghamAlabama Department of Veterans Affairs(334) 242-5077http://www.va.state.al.us/ 
Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison, or OnlineWisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs(800) 947-8387http://dva.state.wi.us/ 
MinneapolisMinnesota Department of Veterans Affairs(888) 546-5838http://www.mdva.state.mn.us/ 
New OrleansLouisiana Department of Veterans Affairs(225) 219-5000http://www.vetaffairs.la.gov/ 
OmahaState of Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs(402) 471-2458http://www.vets.state.ne.us/ 
OrlandoFlorida Department of Veterans Affairs(727) 319-7400http://www.floridavets.org 
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