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Veterans Education Benefits

Education Programs

Veterans Affairs administers several education programs. Each program provides different benefits for different individuals. Research the various benefit programs and select the one that works best for you. For additional information contact a VA education representative at 1-888-GIBILL-1 or visit VA education and training benefits.

Loyola University Maryland participates in the following VA education benefit programs:

Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) (Chapter 30)

MGIB-AD (also called Chapter 30) can help you pay for education and training programs. If you’ve served at least 2 years on active duty, you may be eligible. Additional information is located on the Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty website.

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) (Chapter 31)

A Veteran may be eligible for Chapter 31 benefits if they incurred or aggravated a service-connected disability on or after September 16, 1940, which entitles them to DVA disability compensation, and they are in need of vocational rehabilitation because their disability creates an employment handicap. Under Chapter 31, the DVA pays the cost of tuition, fees, books, equipment, and supplies. The Veteran also receives a monthly subsistence allowance.

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) benefits may be provided for up to 48 months. Eligible Veterans generally have 12 years from the date they are notified of entitlement by the DVA to use their benefits. The DVA may approve an extension of time and/or length of training in certain cases. Additional information is located on the Veteran Readiness and Employment website.

Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides benefits to individuals with at least 90 days of service after September 10, 2001, or to individuals discharged with service-connected disability after 30 days. Chapter 33 provides financial support for education as well as a monthly housing allowance. Additional information is located on the Post-9/11 GI Bill® website.

Some Chapter 33 recipients are also eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program at Loyola University Maryland is an agreement between the university and the Department of Veteran Affairs to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Loyola University Maryland participates at the undergraduate and graduate levels and does not limit the number of recipients at each level. Please Note: To participate in the VA Yellow Ribbon Program, you must be 100% eligible for the CH. 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill®. You must be a Veteran or dependent who has been awarded or transferred over the CH. 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill®, and not currently serving on active duty or, be a spouse of an active duty service member. You must also adhere to all university guidelines and be in good academic standing. 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance (DEA) (Chapter 35)

If you’re a dependent or surviving spouse of a Veteran, you may be eligible for VA education benefits. If you qualify for both Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance (DEA) and the Fry Scholarship, you’ll have to pick one or the other when you apply. After you’ve made this decision, you can’t switch. But you can use transferred benefits with both DEA and the Fry Scholarship. Additional information is located on the Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance website.

Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) (Chapter 1606)

MGIB-SR offers up to 36 months of education and training benefits. If you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, you may be eligible. Additional information is located on the Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve site.