The details of your veteran education benefits can be complex and confusing. We have provided some information below, but please feel free to contact us directly to review your eligibility, how to utilize your benefits, and any limitations that may apply.
There is a common misconception that veterans can only afford to attend state schools or community college because the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill only covers the amount of state school tuition. However, we want you to know that the VA’s Yellow Ribbon program can allow you to attend John Carroll University full-time without any out-of-pocket costs for tuition! This is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and your home of record does not need to be Ohio.
If you are eligible for 100% benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, then you are also eligible for Yellow Ribbon and our JCU Patriot Award. Here is what you need to know:
The Post-9/11 GI Bill currently provides a maximum of $21,084.89 per academic year for fully-qualified recipients. Because we participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, the remaining balance of your tuition and fees is covered by the VA and John Carroll’s Patriot Award. The result is $0 out of pocket expense for tuition and fees. The Patriot Award is granted each year for as long as you qualify for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.
To be eligible for the Patriot Award, the veteran must be:
- certified by VA as 100% eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill (click here to find out if you are)
- must meet University admission requirements
- and must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
Click HERE to find out more about the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill qualifications and rates.
Click HERE for a quick instruction sheet on How to Apply for your Education Benefits.
If you do not qualify for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill at 100%, there are several other options to help you finance your education. Some of these options include scholarships and grants from John Carroll, federal financial aid, and scholarships offered through external organizations.
“I transferred from another local college because the JCU veterans program has my best interests in mind. It’s a relief to know I can focus on my studies and future without stressing out about the financial part of school.” Brenda Clark, class of 2016