View a thumbnail list of various tuition assistance and beneficial educational programs offered to veterans, with a brief description of each.
Daemen is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
- Students who have elected the Post-9/11 GI Bill and are 100% eligible, may receive Yellow Ribbon benefits.
- The Yellow Ribbon program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.
- The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and the VA will match the institution's contribution so that the veteran or dependent does not receive a Daemen tuition and fees bill. Daemen will bill the VA directly for these expenses.
- Such students, registered at least 1 credit greater than half-time and in at least one brick-and-mortar class will also receive a housing stipend (BAH) at the E-5 rate with dependents for Daemen's zipcode: 14226. This rate normally increases August 1 each year.
- Students also receive a book stipend at a rate of $41.67 per credit hour, up to $1000.00 per year
- For students who are less than 100% eligible, tuition and fees will be reimbursed according to your percentage of eligibility.
- Such students likewise receive the BAH as long as you are registered at least 1 credit greater than half-time and in at least one brick-and-mortar class.
- Book stipend will also be paid, pro-rated according to your percentage of eligibility.
- Under certain circumstances, portions or all of this eligibility may be transferred to a dependent.
- This program provides 36 months of eligibility; the de-limiting date is 15 years.
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- The Montgomery GI Bill® program provides up to 36 months of education benefits.
- This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and correspondence courses but must be pre-approved by the Veterans Administration.
- This benefit provides 36 months of educational benefits; de-limiting date is 10 years.
- Monies from this benefit are paid directly to the veteran.
- The benefit is eligible to veterans who have an honorable discharge, a high school diploma or GED, and in some cases 12 hours of college credit. You must meet the requirements of one of the categories found on the website below.
More information: Montgomery GI Bill® for Active Duty
- This benefit allows any veterans of World War II and thereafter to receive disability compensation for service-connected disability.
- This benefit may be provided for up to 48 months of vocational rehabilitation.
- Eligible veterans usually have up to 12 years to from release or discharge from active duty to use benefits.
More information: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program
- The VEAP benefit is available for veterans that entered active duty between January 1st, 1977 and June 30th, 1985 and elected to make contributions from their military pay to participate within the program.
- Benefit entitlement is 1 to 36 months depending on the number of monthly contributions.
- The benefit becomes ineligible after 10 years of active duty and any entitlement unused will be refunded.
More information: Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
- The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2011.
- This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.
- The Post-9/11 GI Bill® also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill® to dependents.
More information here: The Post-9/11 GI-Bill®
- The sons, daughters, spouse or surviving spouse of a veteran may be eligible for educational assistance if the veteran died while on active duty, died after release or discharge from active duty or a service-connected disability (80%-100%), became permanently and totally disabled as a result of a service-connected disability, died while a service-connected disability was rated permanent and total, or has been listed as missing in action, captured, detained or interned in the line of duty by a foreign government or power for more than 90 days.
- Eligible persons are entitled to 45 months of educational assistance and are paid benefits on the same basis as a veteran with no dependents.
More information here: Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA)
- Basic eligibility exists for a person who (after June 30, 1985) enlists, reenlists or extends an enlistment in the Selected Reserve.
- The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve, as well as the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.
- An eligible reservist is entitled to a maximum of educational assistance based on full-time training (or the equivalent based on three-quarter or half-time training).
More information here: The Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve
- REAP is a new Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress.
- This new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
More information here: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
Applicable to Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607, the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) work-study program permits eligible veterans to perform services for DVA in return for a monetary allowance equal to the prevailing federal minimum wage.
- DVA work-study payments are non-taxable.
- Eligible veterans may contract for a maximum of 750 hours of service in a fiscal year. This may not exceed 250 hours in a quarter, semester, or other applicable enrollment period.
- Work-study services may be performed at DVA regional offices and educational institutions, DVA medical facilities, DVA national cemeteries, and certain other organizations approved for outreach activities. The services must be DVA-related.
- The student must be attending at least ¾ time and pursuing a program of education or training under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606 or 1607.
- Whenever feasible, DVA will give priority in selection for this allowance to veterans with service-connected disabilities rated at 30% or more.
- DVA will consider the following additional selection criteria:
- The need of the student to augment his or her educational assistance
- The student's access to transportation to the place where his or her services are to be performed
- Motivation of the veteran
- Compatibility of the work assignment to the student's physical condition
It is the student's responsibility to locate an approved Veterans Affairs work-study site.
Please contact (716) 839-8225 for more information.
- Tutorial assistance is available for people who are receiving educational benefits under chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607.
- Tutorial assistance is a benefit paid in addition to the regular monthly educational assistance allowance.
- To qualify, the student must require tutorial assistance in a subject matter that is part of, prerequisite to, or indispensable to the approved program of study pursuant to a college degree on at least a half-time basis.
- Tuition Assistance (TA) programs may be offered through the various branches of the military.
- Student using Military Tuition Assistance must submit their Tuition Assistance Authorization Voucher to the Veterans Services TA point of contact, Director of Veterans Services Mark Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For more information on these programs and how to apply, students should contact the Education Service Officer (ESO) of their unit. Application for DOD TA is submitted through the service members branch. For steps on applying click on the hyperlinks below for each branch.
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.