The financial aid team at Bryant & Stratton College has a long history of working with active duty military members, veterans, military spouses and military family members on the educational and financial assistance available to eligible students. Students must apply for their financial assistance prior to the start of each term.
Below are the start dates for each term in the 2023-2024 Federal Award Year:
Bryant & Stratton College is a Yellow Ribbon institution, participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33).
Yellow Ribbon benefits allow eligible Chapter 33 recipients with 100% eligibility to receive funding above the state tuition cap at participating institutions. This means that veterans enrolling with Bryant & Stratton College can receive full coverage of their tuition through the VA thanks to the Yellow Ribbon program. Nursing students at the College’s Virginia Beach and Hampton Campuses are not eligible for these benefits.
For more information on the Yellow Ribbon program, visit the VA website.
For individuals who served in active duty service on or after September 11, 2001, you can apply Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits to help pay for your education. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website at benefits.va.gov/gibill. Nursing students at the College’s Virginia Beach and Hampton Campuses are not eligible for these benefits.
Eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® is determined by the following:
There are two specific forms of benefits available through the Montgomery GI Bill®.
Eligible service members can receive up to 36 months of benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill® for use up to 10 years after retirement or discharge. The Active Duty benefit program is specifically for active duty service members who enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months – they are then eligible to receive monthly education benefits upon reaching their minimum service obligation.
There are four specific categories for eligibility for the Montgomery GI Bill®. Service members must have an honorable discharge, a high school diploma or acceptable GED or secondary diploma or, in some cases, 12 hours of college credit. In addition, one of four categories must be fulfilled. Those categories and more information on the MGIB-AD can be found at this website.
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.
For more information on qualification requirements for the Selected Reserve program, follow this link: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_sr.asp
State benefits and grants vary by state and can be determined through working with a Bryant & Stratton College financial aid advisor. They will work with students to determine if there are additional military benefits available on a state-to-state basis.
Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Each Service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions. The best place to start is by contacting your local education office. This money is usually paid directly to the College by the individual service. The following links provide important information on how to get started.
Army: Go Army Ed
Navy: Navy Tuition Assistance
Air Force: Air Force Portal
Marines: Marines Portal
Coast Guard: Coast Guard Education
Bryant & Stratton College is Non-LOI (Letter of Instruction) and does not upload your course schedule into GAE. You must contact your Education Services Officer (ESO) for detailed information and request approval by the ESO 7-to-14 days prior to the first day of class, depending on your education office requirements.
Also, here are some basic requirements to keep in mind:
How to Apply for TA (NON-LOI Version) (PDF)
Quickstart Class Enrollment Guide (PDF)
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)