The Yellow Ribbon GI Educational Enhancement program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to enter voluntarily into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute a specified dollar amount of those expenses and the VA will match the same amount as the institution (not to exceed 50% of the difference).
Veteran Student Services
On-Campus Connections for Veteran Students
Veteran students at the University of New Haven benefit from many connections on campus, including a dedicated veteran student group.
Military Veterans of the University of New Haven
This student group was formed to both support current University of New Haven veteran students and encourage a "veteran friendly" campus to attract new veteran students. Their purpose is to create a community of veterans who will use their knowledge and experiences to educate the university community and advocate on behalf of student veterans.
Veteran Success Center
The Veteran Success Center is open and available for all student veterans on campus.
The newly renovated and furnished center is located in Maxcy Hall SP2 and serves as common place for students to study, gather for club meetings and relax. There are four computers with access to printing, a microwave and refrigerator available to student veterans to use during breaks between classes. The Veteran Success Center is a great place to meet fellow veterans and find out about veteran programming on campus and within the community.
Why Choose The University of New Haven
Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership(VITAL)
The University of New Haven is a proud partner of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System located in West Haven, CT. VITAL is a VA initiative aimed to support student veterans on campus in their successful transition to academia and in completion of their educational goals.
The University of New Haven has dedicated staff to help Veterans transition from military life to a collegiate life. This includes counseling, finance, and registration, as well as peer to peer counseling Military Veterans Club that is active on campus, out in town, and Social Media.
Veteran Student Emergency Fund
Entirely dependent upon donations, the Veteran Student Emergency Fund has been established to assist student veterans who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency throughout the semester, including a delay in benefits, BAH and book stipends from the VA.
Frequently Asked Questions for Veteran Students
The easiest way is to use VONAPP
Veterans should rely on official VA documentation and policies in determining your own eligibility for benefits. As such, we encourage all our veteran students to contact the VA Benefits Counselor directly to discuss their own application and best benefit options. 1-888-GI-BILL (1-888-442-4551)
Chapter 30: Please provide a copy of your DD-214
VOCREHAB: Your VA councilor will send your certification to the University of New Haven
Post 9/11: Please provide a copy of your DD-214 and Certificate of Eligibility
Yes the University of New Haven is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon program. To take advantage of the program you must be at the 100% level of the Post-9/11 GI BILL. The University of New Haven does not have a cap on students or presently contributions.
No! GI BILL benefits are not taxable. For more information please visit the VA Answer Site for more information.
The GI BILL is not an all or none system. If you wish you can use them for a semester and take time off and reapply at a later time. However, if you do not use them before they expire you will lose any unused benefit.
For other questions pertaining to education benefits please visit the Find Answers site provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.