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If you're a veteran or a dependent, we'll process your educational benefits claims through our dedicated Veterans Services Office, and we'll work with you to make the most of your veteran resources.

The application and admission process for veterans is a bit more involved than for the typical student, but our Veterans Services Office is eager to guide you. We'll ensure you don't miss out on any opportunities specific to veterans from GI Bill benefits to the Yellow Ribbon Program to D'Youville-specific grants. Use the following section to explore your benefits.

Veteran and Veteran Dependent Benefits

The first step to securing your benefits is to determine if you will be applying as a veteran or a veteran dependent student. Use the definitions below to begin the process and discover your benefits.

Veteran Students

Veteran Eligibility

Active duty personnel, reservists, members of the National Guard, veterans and retired military are eligible for veteran’s benefits.

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Veteran Benefits

Veterans Assistance Scholarship

- Veterans, active duty, reservist and guard service members may be eligible for the Veterans Assistance Scholarship of up to $5,000 per academic school year through the D’Youville Veterans Assistance Scholarship program.

Quick Details

  • Must be registered at D’Youville as a half-time or more student
  • Must file for all federal & state aid – FASA / VTAP
  • Must not be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Program (Chapter 31)

Visit the Veteran Assistance Scholarship page for full details

Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve | Chapter 1606

MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components and Department of Veterans Affairs makes the payments.

Learn more about the GI Bill Selected Reserve Program

Post 9/11 GI Bill | Chapter 33

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, are still on active duty, received an honorable discharge, or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days or more, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program.

Quick Details

Individuals serving an aggregate period of Active Duty* after September 10, 2001, of: Percentage of Maximum Benefit Payable
At least 36 months 100%
At least 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability 100%
At least 30 months < 36 months 90%
At least 24 months < 30 months 80%
At least 18 months < 24 months 70%
At least 12 months < 18 months 60%
At least 6 months < 12 months 50%
At least 90 days < 6 months  40%

* Must be qualifying Title 10 AD time (12301a, 12301d, 12301g, 12302, or 12304).

Under the Forever GI Bill, those who served more than 90 days but less than six months will be entitled to a 10% increase from 40 to 50%.

  • Tuition and Fees (paid directly to school)**
  • Book & Supply Stipend**
  • Monthly ES-BAH w/dep.**

** Percent rate determines amount of Benefit paid

  • 36 School Months
  • Those that were discharged or released before January 1, 2013 will expire in 15 years.
  • Those that were discharged or released after January 1, 2013 will never expire.

Learn more about the Post 9/11 GI Bill

Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty | Chapter 30

The MGIB-AD program — sometimes known as Chapter 30 — provides education benefits to veterans and service members who have at least two years of active duty.

Learn more about the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty Program

Vocational Rehabilitation | Chapter 31

You may receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching.

Quick Details

  • Active Duty Service member are eligible it they:
    • Expect to receive an honorable or other than dishonorable discharge upon separation from active duty
    • Obtain a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and
    • Apply for VR&E services
  • Veterans are eligible if they:
    • Have received a discharge that is other than dishonorable
    • Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% from VA
    • Apply for VR&E services
  • Full Tuition and Fees Cost
  • Full Book and Supplies Cost
  • Monthly Subsistence Allowance
  • 48 School Months
  • 12 years from the date of entitlement

Learn more about the VR & E program

Yellow Ribbon Program

D’Youville is proud to serve our veterans as a Yellow Ribbon institution with no limit. D'Youville will cover the costs of tuition and fees that exceed the $23,671 cap, as a benefit to eligible veteran-students.

Quick Details


  • Students must have 100% eligibility under the provisions of Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) GI Education Bill, including:
    • Served at least 36 months of active duty after September 10, 2001 and were honorably discharged,
    • Served at least 90 continuous days after September 10, 2001 and were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-related disability,
    • If you served on active duty (Post 9/11) for less than three years, reduced benefits are still available.

Visit the Yellow Ribbon Program page for full details.

NYS Benefits

Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) are awards for full-time study and part-time study for eligible veterans matriculated in an approved program at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State. In order to qualify for this benefit you must have deployed.

Get full details on NYS Veteran Tuition Awards

Veteran Dependents Students

Veteran Dependent Eligibility

Spouses, children, and other dependents of a veteran are eligible for veteran-dependent benefits.

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Veteran Dependent Benefits

Dependent of Veteran Waiver Grant

Dependents of Veterans may be eligible for our D’Youville Veteran Dependents Scholarship of up to $3000 in tuition & fees assistance per academic school year through D’Youville Veterans Assistance Scholarship program.

Visit the Veterans Assistance Scholarship page/link for full details

Dependents Educational Assistance Program | Chapter 35

The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

Get full details on the Dependents Education Assistance Program

We encourage you to apply and then call, email, or stop by our office. We will:

  • Explain the GI Bill benefits and requirements,
  • Guide and assist you and your family in applying for these benefits,
  • Review additional benefits such as our deferred billing and book voucher program.

Tip: Complete the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after January 1 to be considered for the widest range of financial assistance. D'Youville's code is 002712.


Make an appointment or just stop by and visit us. Our location and contact information is listed on our Veterans Services Office Staff page. 


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