Receiving Benefits

As a veteran of the U.S. military, you may be entitled to certain benefits. The following links may help you determine if you are eligible for benefits and how to obtain them.

Wentworth realizes this process can be confusing. If you are unable to find the appropriate information on the following websites or through the VA, please feel free to contact the Student Service Center at Wentworth for additional support.

Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is available to veterans with at least 90 consecutive days on active duty in the Armed Forces since September 11, 2001. In addition to a tuition subsidy based on the location of school and length of service, students also can receive a housing allowance and book allowance.>Students who have used a portion of their veterans education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill may make a non-revocable decision to switch to the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Students should visit the Veterans Administration website for more information about Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and eligibility.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Students who are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program (i.e. veterans with 36 months or more of cumulative active-duty service or eligible dependents) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill can have all tuition and fees covered by their benefits.

More information about the Yellow Ribbon Program

Partial Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Students who are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program (i.e., veterans with less than 36 months of cumulative active-duty service) may still receive:

Partial Post-9/11 educational benefits tied to your length of service and location of school

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition and fee benefit by state
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition and fee benefits by length of service

Need-based federal, state, and institutional financial aid determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA)

FAFSA advice for veterans

Complete the FAFSA

Merit scholarships based on prior academic record

Other GI Bill Programs

Veterans and their dependents may also be eligible for another veterans education program, such as:

  • Chapter 30: Prior active duty veterans (Montgomery GI Bill).
  • Chapter 31: Service connected disabled veteran with a disability status of 20% or more. For more information regarding Chapter 31, please contact Tessa Thompson (thompsont@wit.edu).
  • Chapter 35: Dependents, widows, and widowers.
  • Chapter 1606:  National Guard or Reserve (Montgomery GI Bill).

You can read more about these and other programs, and compare the benefits of each program, on the VA website

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