There are several types of Veterans Affairs educational benefits currently utilized by Emerson College students. Below are the four most common types that include information on how to apply for each.
Please note: Our Certifying Official will submit certifications to the VA immediately after the close of the add/drop period in both fall and spring semesters (approximately two weeks after the start of each semester). For other billing for financial aid deadlines, please refer to the Office of Student Success and the Office of Financial Aid, respectively.
If you receive a benefit not listed here and have questions, please reach out to our VA Certifying Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also known as VocRehab, this program helps current members of the armed forces as well as veterans who have disabilities connected with their military service to get ready for and sustain careers and/or to remain as independent as possible. Services associated with this program last 48 months but can be extended in certain circumstances, though these circumstances should be first discussed with the student’s caseworker and not with Emerson College.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to veterans, service members, and their families. To qualify, an individual must have at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10th, 2001 or, in the case of those discharged with a disability, 30 days. These benefits provide up to 36 months of education benefits, as determined by an individual’s post-9/11 service.
Also known as Dependents’ Educational Assistance, this educational program offers educational and training assistance to dependents of veterans who are permanently disabled as a result of a service-related condition to or who died while on active duty as a result of a service-related condition.
Students that are 100% eligible for Chapter 33 Post 9/11 benefits are eligible to receive money via the Yellow Ribbon program. Yellow Ribbon funds can only be granted to a student once all Chapter 33 Post 9/11 funds have been exhausted for the academic year. In most cases, a student will only receive Yellow Ribbon funds in the spring semester.