Financial aid veterans
Veterans are assisted with special Financial Aid Programmes and special veteran educational programs to cover their cost of attendance. Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step for the determination of Financial Aid eligibility of additional grants, loans, and work-study. Some universities requests veterans to attend classes regularly and continue to show satisfactory progress, according to the standards of measurable progress of that particular college.
Apart from the Veteran Benefits they are eligible for receiving other forms of Financial Aid also Veterans are allowed to apply online for various veteran educational benefits though Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP). Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) also offers a number of educational assistance programs, including interest-free loans, grants and the American Patriot Scholarship to asset the veterans in their higher education. In addition to the above benefits, the government created Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program to cover a part of tuition fees which are not covered by law. If the award amount doesnt cover the expenses of education, the government will pay the 50 percent of costs and if the remaining 50 percent beard by the college.
In addition to the above benefits, the HEA readmits veterans when they come again from active duty at the same academic status. The Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and the Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP) are two combined programs and works together to obtain service members and veterans into college. The SOC is an association of IHEs devoted to help veterans and their families in completing their higher education by adopting policies on credit transfer, academic residency, military learning credit, admissions, and extra-institutional learning credit to accommodate the unique needs of military students. These programs helps institutional administrators play an important role in promoting and delivering the higher education to service members and veterans.
The applicant is considered as a veteran for financial aid purposes if:
* Participated actively in the U.S. Armed Forces.
* Should be a member of the National Guard or Reserves for purposes other than training.
* Must be a cadet or midshipman at one of the service academies and were released under a condition other than dishonorable.
The applicant is not considered as a veteran for financial aid purposes if:
* The applicant never engaged in active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.
* If he is currently an ROTC student, cadet, or midshipman at a service academy or a National Guard.
Below are the benefits offered to veterans in attaining their Higher Education:
* They are eligible to gain up to the amount of the maximum tuition fees in expensive public school in that state.
* They are offered with $1,000 per academic year for books, supplies, equipment, and other educational costs.
* A monthly housing stipend which is equal to the amount of basic housing for military personnel in military housing, adjusted by ZIP code.
* They are paid up to $100 per month for one year, who requires tutoring, as certified by the instructor leading the course.
* Up to $500 travel assistance is provided for those living in rural unreached communities.
* Up to $2,000 for one licensing or certification exam.