Military Benefits

Veterans and/or their dependents may be entitled to benefits from a variety of programs to assist with educational expenses.

For more detailed information on the following programs, contact a Veterans Affairs counselor at (888) GIBILL-1 or (888) 442-4551 or visit www.va.gov.  For more information on Veterans benefits or information regarding certification, please visit the Registrar Web site.

Post 9/11 Montgomery G.I. Bill

Description and Eligibility:
Up to 36 months of educational benefits are available to individuals who have at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001 or if you were discharged with a service disability after 30 days.

Application and contact information: Visit www.gibill.va.gov or call 888-442-4551.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Description and Eligibility:
Provides additional tuition assistance for veterans eligible for 100% of Chapter 33 benefits on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application and contact information: Visit www.stthomas.edu/admissions/financialaid/yellowribbon/

Montgomery G.I. Bill

Description and Eligibility:
Educational benefits are available to individuals who entered active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985.

Application and contact information:  Visit www.gibill.va.gov or call 888-442-4551.

Minnesota G.I. Bill

The Minnesota G.I. Bill program is a new program established in 2007 to provide postsecondary educational assistance to eligible MN veterans who served on or after September 11, 2001.  Full-time undergraduate or graduate students may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 per semester and part-time students can receive up to $500 per semester.

To review the complete listing of eligibility requirements and to complete the online Minnesota GI Bill Application, please click here

Minnesota Educational Assistance for War Orphans and Veterans

Description and Eligibility: Minnesota provides educational assistance for war orphans and veterans.

Award Amounts: Varies

Application and Contact Information:
Contact the County Veterans Office Service Officer or the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs at (651) 296-2562 or visit www.mdva.state.mn.us.

National Guard Benefits

Description and Eligibility: Active members of the Minnesota Army or Air National Guard may be eligible for the Minnesota Tuition and Textbook Reimbursement Grant program and free examination programs such as the College Level Evaluation Program and the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests.

Award Amounts: Varies

Application and Contact Information: For more information, please write to education@mn.ngb.army.mil or call (651) 282-4589.