Post-9/11 GI Bill
This program provides up to 36 months of education benefits for individuals who served on active duty for at least 90 days after September 10, 2001. Students who are eligible for this program through their own service (or whose parent who has transferred the benefits to them) have a Tuition and Fee payment sent to Emmanuel each semester by the VA. The amount of this payment varies based on the length of aggregate active duty service after September 10, 2001, as well as the maximum tuition benefit amount which is set annually by the VA. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the VA's maximum benefit amount for the Post-9/11 GI Bill (also known as Chapter 33) is $23,671.94. This means a student with 100% eligibility under Chapter 33 and enrolled full-time for the academic year would have $23,671.94 applied to their Emmanuel account (typically $19,902 towards Fall 2018 semester, and the remaining $3,769.94 towards the Spring 2019 semester), while a student with 50% eligibility would have receive half those amounts.
All Post-9/11 GI Bill eligible students also receive a Monthly Housing Allowance which is sent to them directly and is prorated based on their benefit eligibility percentage. For students living in campus housing, these payments may be used to pay Room and Board costs each semester through Emmanuel's monthly payment plan.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Emmanuel is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which supplements the tuition benefit provided through the Post-9/11 GI Bill to make private college affordable for eligible Veterans and their dependents. Through this program, Emmanuel students with 100% Chapter 33 eligibility for the full academic year have the entire tuition cost for fall and spring semesters covered through a combination of the VA tuition benefit and Emmanuel College scholarship and/or grant aid. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the balance of full-time tuition and fees after the Chapter 33 amount of $23,671.94 is applied is $16,132.06. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, eligible students will receive half of this amount from the VA and the other half from Emmanuel College.
The portion funded by Emmanuel College, $8,066.03, is inclusive of all merit, need, or non-need based College grants and scholarships. This means that if you are receiving Emmanuel College grants or scholarships totaling $8,066.03, or greater, additional College-funded Yellow Ribbon funding is not provided. If you are not receiving Emmanuel College grants or scholarships or, if your Emmanuel funding is less than $8,019.33, you will receive a Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship to ensure you are receiving at least $8,066.03 in College-funded financial assistance.
For more information regarding veterans benefits, please contact your Veterans Affairs office or visit va.gov.