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
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 Financial Aid 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 Financial Aid 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 funding encompasses Yellow Ribbon, Transfer of Entitlement, and the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.