Dominican College strongly supports military veterans, active duty service members and their families. If you’re a veteran, please ask us about the dedicated financial benefits and specially tailored programs that have been created to help you achieve your educational goals.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill that is designed to allow approved degree granting colleges and universities to aid qualifying veterans in the payment of tuition costs that exceed the GI Bill’s standard limit for higher education institutions. The college’s participation in the program includes a scholarship that will enable some veterans, depending on the type and amount of their GI Bill education benefits, to earn a college degree for free. The VA will provide a dollar for dollar match of Dominican College’s VA scholarship, resulting in a full tuition scholarship for the veteran.
Dominican College will accept the $17,500 funding from the VA and provide funding up to the 2014-15 tuition costs for the qualified veteran in this program. There are other GI Bill programs that the College also accepts and will work with the veteran to achieve the best possible financial aid package.
Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
A student whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. The student must be ineligible for a Federal Pell Grant due only to having less financial need than is required to receive Pell funds, and be under 24 years old, or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death. The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant for the award year – not to exceed the cost of attendance for that award year.
NYS Military Service Recognition Scholarships
The Military Service Recognition Scholarship (MSRS) provides financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of members of the armed forces of the United States or state organized militia who, at any time on or after Aug. 2, 1990, while New York State residents, died or became severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities.
NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans
Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans were created to provide financial aid to students whose parent(s) served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified times of national emergency. Students whose parent(s) served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified periods of war or national emergency and, as a result of service, either died, suffered a 40% or more disability was classified as missing in action, or was a prisoner of war. The veteran must currently be a New York State resident or have been a New York State resident at the time of death. The award is for $450.
NYS Veterans Tuition Awards
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. Students previously approved for this award must apply for payment each year. Those students who are attending an approved undergraduate or graduate program may apply for payment for the current academic year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and then linking to the TAP on the Web application.
To ask a question, request application materials, or to arrange for a visit, please contact the Office of Admissions: