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Veterans Benefits

Yellow Ribbon Program

University College is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows qualified veterans to attend University College full time with no out-of-pocket expense for tuition and mandatory fees. University College does not place a limit on the number of veterans accepted into the Yellow Ribbon program, nor does it place a limit on the matching contribution once the basic benefit is reached. 

To qualify for Yellow Ribbon Program funding you must:


Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefit

Veterans who have served at least 90 days of active duty service after September 10, 2001 and received an honorable discharge will qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. To qualify for the full benefit, a veteran must have served at least three years of active duty after September 10, 2001. This benefit provides a maximum of 36 months of educational benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.

If you are not certain which benefit you are qualified to receive, please visit the Veterans Benefits Administration.

Using Your Post 9/11 Benefit

  1. Apply to a University College degree or certificate program (application fee is waived for military personnel).
  2. Provide University College with a copy of your DD-214 and Certificate of Eligibility.
  3. Register for courses and select the appropriate military benefit payment option.
  4. Maintain satisfactory academic progress.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill does not cover:

  • courses that do not count towards the completion of your degree.
  • withdrawn courses and those you did not attend.
  • repeat of satisfactorily completed courses.

Montgomery G.I. Bill

Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits, and may be used for degree and certificate programs.  Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.  Some service members may contribute up to an additional $600 to the GI Bill to receive increased monthly benefits.  The additional contribution must be made while on active duty. For more information contact your personnel or payroll office.

Benefits are paid directly to the service member, and vary based on type of training, length of service, category, and DOD funding (“Kickers”).

Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.  The MGIB-SR program provides up to 36 months of education benefits, and maybe used for degree or certificate programs.

Using Your Montgomery GI Bill Benefit

  1. Apply to a University College degree or certificate program (application fee is waived for military personnel).
  2. Provide University College with a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility provided by the VA.
  3. Register for courses and select the appropriate military benefit payment option.
  4. Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  5. Sign and return an Intent To Pay Form.

Please visit the Veterans Affairs website for the most recent and comprehensive information regarding tuition benefits.

    Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

    A Veteran who is eligible for an evaluation under Chapter 31 must first apply for services and receive an appointment with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC). The VRC will work with the Veteran to determine if an employment handicap exists as a result of his or her service-connected disability. If an employment handicap is established and the Veteran is found entitled to services, the VRC and the Veteran will continue counseling to select a track of services and jointly develop a plan to address the Veteran's rehabilitation and employment needs.

    Active Duty Eligibility:

    • Expect to receive an honorable discharge upon separation from active duty.
    • Obtain a memorandum rating of  20% or more from the VA.
    • Apply for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services.

    Veteran Eligibility:

    • Have received, or will receive, a discharge that is other than dishonorable
    • Have a service-connected disability rating of at least  10%, or a memorandum rating of  20% or more from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
    • Apply for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services

    Using Your Vocational Rehabilitation Benefit

    • Provide University College with a copy of your Authorization Form (VA Form 28-1905).
    • Register for courses and select the appropriate military benefit payment option.
    • Once you are registered, obtain a student identification card from Card Services.
    • Set up an account at the campus bookstore by contacting Debbie Maschek at debbiem@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4482.

    Please visit the Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation website for the most recent and comprehensive information regarding tuition benefits.