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Military and Veteran Services

Services

Benefits

Resources

Financial Aid

Bryant & Stratton College is a military friendly college that is Veteran and family member inclusive.  Our classes are well-structured to ensure success for all students. We pride ourselves on being responsive and understanding of unique circumstances that arise from military service and our willingness to assist students when needed.

Bryant & Stratton College has a long and successful history of working with service members from all branches of the military, veterans, retirees, and their families.  We are proud to offer a dynamic, streamlined and nurturing academic environment dedicated to helping you grow personally and professionally in your Military Career and beyond. Online education is flexible and well- suited for your hectic lifestyle. With no set class time, you can work on your degree, on your schedule.

  • VA Approved.
  • MyCAA recognized.
  • Yellow Ribbon Scholarship offered to all eligible Post 9/11 recipients.
  • Classes offered at $250 a semester hour net tuition for Active, Guard and Reserve students.
  • Course completion acceptance for military training and experience, CLEP, DANTES, ECE and other colleges.

Services

We're at your service:

  • Admissions and financial advice provided by onsite military coordinators
  • All programs approved for veterans and their family by each State Approving Agency. 
  • VA-certifying officials available on campus
  • Campus events for military students
  • Free online tutoring & virtual library
  • Credit transferability available (military/college transcript must be provided)
  • Career placement advisement
      

Department of Defense Information:

As part of Bryant & Stratton College’s compliance with Department of Defense requirements for education institutions serving the military population, we’re providing you with the Financial Aid Shopping sheet and a sample of what you will receive from the financial aid office when you visit a campus or contact online education.

Annotated Shopping Sheet
Shopping Sheet Template

The Shopping Sheet provides the estimated cost of attendance, grants and scholarships awarded and the net cost of attending UB before loans and other payment options are considered. If you already have a student ID, you can print your personal Shopping Sheet by logging into Banner SSB.

You can find additional information at the links below:

Benefits

There are several educational student benefits available to veterans and their eligible dependents. You may qualify for one or more of the following educational benefit programs:

The VA determines your eligibility for educational benefits. Schools cannot determine it. You are responsible for applying for your benefits. In order to qualify for these benefits, you must apply online at gibill.va.gov. (Use the GI bill comparison resources to compare benefits and determine which benefit(s) you may qualify for.)

Questions on your eligibility? Send us a copy of your DD214 with characterization of service so we can review it with you.

FORMS

Along with a copy of your DD Form 214, students utilizing their military benefits must submit the following:

Post-9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33

  • Certificate of eligibility

Montgomery GI Bill - Chapter 30

  • Certificate of eligibility

Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve Educational Assistance - Chapters 1606/1607/30

  • DD Form 2384 or Notice of Basic Eligibility (from their Reserve Unit)
  • Copy of the any Kicker program documentation.
  • Any other documentation relating to your benefits.

Dependents Educational Assistance - Chapter 35

  • VA Form 22-5490 or Certificate of Eligibility with the VA File and Payee number (this is different from your social security number-it is the number of the dependent parent who served in the military).

Vocational Rehabilitation
First, complete placement tests and transfer credit evaluation.  Our admissions representatives and military relations department will provide you with necessary paperwork for you to apply directly for Vocational Rehabilitation authorization with the VA Regional Office.

  • Statement/proof of federal benefits eligibility
  • VA Form 1905

Resources

GI Bill Resources

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30.

Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits.

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Post-9/11 GI Bill Information -

Post-9/11 GI Bill Web Site

This new education benefit program is available to individuals who served in active duty on or after September 11, 2001 and is payable for education pursued after August 1, 2009. If you qualify for assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill on or after August 1, 2009 and you also qualify for assistance under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you may make an irrevocable decision to receive benefits solely under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. View the Post-911 GI Bill Pamphlet


Maximum Tuition & Fee Reimbursement per Academic Year (August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015)

Type of School

Maximum Reimbursement

Public School

All Tuition & Fee Payments for an in-State Student

Private or Foreign School

Up to $20,235.02 per academic year National Maximum

 

If you are attending a public IHL as a non-resident student or a private IHL that is more expensive than the annual cap you may be eligible for extra payment under the Yellow Ribbon program.

Yellow Ribbon

To receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • You must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • You must not be on active duty or a spouse using transferred entitlement
  • Your school must agree to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Your school must have not offered Yellow Ribbon to more than the maximum number of individuals, as stated in their participation agreement
  • Your school must certify your enrollment to VA and provide Yellow Ribbon Program information

Yellow Ribbon

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Tuition Assistance for eligible Active, Guard and Reserve

Bryant & Stratton College is Non –LOI (Letter of Instruction) and does not upload your course schedule, you must request TA 10 days prior to the course start date.

Airmen must request TA through the AI Portal.

Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard must request TA through Navy Knowledge Online.

Soldiers must request TA through GoArmyEd.  This pocket guide addresses a number of frequently asked questions pertaining to requesting TA, registering with GoArmyEd and other topics pertaining to tuition assistance. Some of the small details in this guide are likely to change and an ESO (Educational Services Officer) can assist with any minor changes.

GoArmyEd  Pocket Guide

Here are additional requirements for Soldiers to keep in mind:

  • 15 semester hours cap per fiscal year.
  • Anything over 12 credit hours will require an override from ESO (Education Services Officer).
  • 130 semester hours for baccalaureate degree completion and 39 semester hours for a master's degree remains in effect.
  • After completing a Bachelor's degree, a soldier must have 10 years of service from his or her BASD (Basic Active Service Date) or PEBD (Pay Entry Base Date) to receive TA toward a Master’s degree. There is no restriction going from Associate’s to Bachelor’s level.
  • Soldiers cannot receive TA toward a second degree at the same level (i.e. no second Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees).
  • GoArmyEd will not be able to fund any courses for the completion of a professional degree (i.e. PhD, MD or JD).
  • Army policy which disallows Soldiers flagged for APFT and Height/Weight to use TA will be fully enforced.
  • Soldiers must upload a degree plan signed by their academic advisor, their accounts receivable statement, and their schedule to their GOArmy account.

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Benefit Comparison Tool

Gi Bill Comparison Tool

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Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)

MYCAA Scholarship Program

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program Financial Assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.

The new guidelines for the revised MyCAA program include:

  • Offer a maximum financial benefit of $4,000 with a fiscal year cap of $2,000. Waivers will be available for spouses pursuing licensure of certification up to the total maximum assitance of $4,000.
  • Require military spouses to finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course.
  • Limited to associate degrees, certification and licensures.

Salute to Spouse

Salute to Spouse Scholarship

Bryant & Stratton College is proud to offer the Salute to Spouse program to Active, Guard, and Reserve Spouses regardless of service members rank.  We started this program when MyCAA was first suspended to provide spouses with up to $6,000 in scholarships with Bryant & Stratton College.  Many students combine this with MyCAA to fund their education.

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State Provided Education Benefits

Educational benefits for families, particularly the children of deceased, MIA, POW, and disabled veterans, may be available in some states. To obtain complete eligibility requirements and assistance in applying for these valuable benefits, contact your local County Veterans Service Office.

NYS Veteran Tuition Awards

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Useful Websites:

(Note that Bryant & Stratton College Online is not affiliated with the sites below and thus is not responsible for the veracity or quality of their content.)

Handouts and Forms

GI Bill Handouts and Forms

GovBenefits.gov

www.govbenefits.gov

GovBenefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over a thousand benefit and assistance programs. They include education grants and loans, health, housing, and other types of assistance. To obtain a tailored list of benefit programs for which you may be eligible, complete the free and confidential questionnaire on the GovBenefits.gov homepage. Or search for all programs by state, category, state, or federal agency by going to "Benefits".

Military Community Scholarship and Financial Aid Explorer

www.mcsfex.net

This site helps military members and their families’ research scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

Military.com

www.military.com