Veterans

Education Benefits

Post 9/11GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides educational benefits for those veterans who have served an aggregate period of 90 days on active duty after September 10, 2001.  Students who may be eligible for these benefits must forward their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the Office of Financial Aid upon receipt.  The VA Certifying Officer will submit the enrollment certification for each veteran/dependent after the end of the add/drop period each semester.
Additional information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill may be found at www.gibill.va.gov.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a supplement to the Post-9/11 GI Bill for those who are entitled to the 100% benefit rate.  The base benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill are supplemented with a match between Wagner College and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Tuition costs that exceed the dollar amount covered by the Post-9/11 may be considered for Yellow Ribbon funds.  Additional information may be found on the Department of Veteran Affairs website.

Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)

Students who qualify for the Montgomery GI Bill must submit their Certificate of Eligibility to the VA Certifying Officer in the Office of Financial Aid.  Certification of Enrollment will be completed after the end of the add/drop period each semester.

Fry Scholarship

Marine Gunnery Seargent John David Fry Scholarship is available to spouses and children of fallen service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Additional information about this scholarship opportunity for spouses may be found here and for children here. VA Form 22-5490 must be completed to apply for the scholarship.

Other Educational Benefits

Additional types of veterans educational benefits are available.  Eligibility criteria and application procedures may be found on the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill website.

Additional Resources/Benefits

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Qualification for benefits is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Application for benefits may be found here. Should you need assistance determining which benefit is most appropriate for you, check out the GI Bill Comparison Tool.

Federal Loan-Related Information

Members of the military and/or veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces may be eligible for certain types of relief and/or benefits related to federal loan debt. Please review the information available from the U.S. Department of Education regarding military and federal loans.

Life Experience Credits

Wagner College offers life experience credits via the Registrar's Office to those who qualify. The application and process may be found here.

Helpful Links

NYS Higher Education Services Military Corner
GI Bill Comparison Tool
NYS Division of Veteran's Affairs