Your application will immediately stand out thanks to the real-world leadership experience and high level of responsibility you received while in the service. Contact one of our school liaisons or board members if you have questions about the application process or would like advice on how to effectively translate your military leadership experience. We will respond as quickly as possible. Depending on the time of year it may take days or a week, so your persistence -- and planning ahead of application deadlines -- is important.
Many programs on campus require an interview and we strongly encourage you to schedule an interview on campus if possible. This gives you an opportunity to see the school and we believe personal contact is the best way to leave a strong impression and show genuine interest in the program. We know that this is often not possible and each admissions program understands that you may be unavailable and will work with you to arrange a virtual interview, if needed.
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefit & Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP)
The Veterans Office is staffed with veterans providing administrative support to a community of over 500 hundred veterans. The office is the certifying official of enrollment and assists veterans in GI Bill benefit claims with the VA. Certification is required each semester. Approximately 30-60 days after acknowledging receipt of your enrollment confirmation, the VA will send the tuition benefit directly to the university in a single lump-sum, and direct deposit the housing stipend to your checking account on file (usually the first of each month). To reach the Veterans Office Coordinator, contact Ms. Lenaya Hazel at (202) 687-2708, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yellow Ribbon Program participation varies between schools and programs at their discretion. The Veterans Office manages the YRP benefit, which is 100 percent matched by the VA. Student veteran enrollment is expected to increase in coming years, so our group is actively lobbying the program to increase its commitment.
Each program awards merit-based scholarships to competitive applicants on a rolling basis, so it’s beneficial to apply in Round 1 or 2. Every admitted applicant is automatically considered for a merit scholarship. Additionally, external scholarships, some exclusive to veterans, are available as early as January. More info is available in the Resources tab.