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 $22,805.34 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®.
  • meet University admission requirements.
  • 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.

*PLEASE NOTE:  John Carroll University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs under chapter 31 or 33.

‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at”