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Military Benefits and Services

As a member of this country's military, you and your spouse deserve recognition and support. Achieve your educational goals with University of the Rockies and the following benefits available to you:

Post-9/11 GI Bill
Yellow Ribbon Program
Military Grant
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Post-9/11 GI Bill

University of the Rockies is proud to accept Post-9/11 GI Bill for all eligible students. Only active duty service performed after September 10, 2001, may be considered for determining eligibility for this new benefit. The percentage level ranges from 40% to 100% based on the aggregate active duty service level determined by Veterans Affairs. Servicemembers can use a maximum of 36 months of benefits. Please note: If you are 100% eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, there is a cap of $18,077.50 for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Who is Eligible?
Any veteran may apply for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and may be eligible if:

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001 of at least 90 days;
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; or
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran's service under the eligibility criteria.

How to Qualify
To qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you must:

  • Submit an application for the Post-9/11 GI Bill to the Department of Veterans Affairs online using the applicable form (either for servicemembers or veterans or for their dependents), and if you are an active duty servicemember you must first apply to transfer your benefits;
  • Send a copy of your VA Education Benefits Application and a certificate of eligibility to your Admissions Recruiter; and
  • Obtain admission to University of the Rockies.

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Yellow Ribbon Program

University of the Rockies is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon program is a voluntary agreement between Veterans Affairs and the University that allows eligible students (current and newly admitted) to have 100% tuition covered. The Yellow Ribbon benefits include:

  • A 50/50 grant between Veterans Affairs and the University to cover any tuition and required fee charges. The grant will be applied after Post-9/11 GI Bill funds, equaling 100% tuition coverage for you. The grant is applicable only during the University's participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program;
  • Grant terms and coverage amounts are subject to change every academic year; and
  • All required books for your program of study purchased through University of the Rockies' textbook partner will be covered by University of the Rockies.

Please note:

  • Tuition grants will be applied for courses with future start dates following full authorization status from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Continuing Yellow Ribbon students will have books covered.
  • Any applicable fees not covered by this grant must be paid in accordance with the terms of the selected finance option(s) as stated in the student's enrollment agreement.

Who is Eligible?
Only individuals entitled to the maximum Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit rate (based on service requirements) are eligible for Yellow Ribbon funding. Therefore, you may be eligible if:

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001 of at least 36 months;
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; or
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran's service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

How to Qualify
To qualify for the Yellow Ribbon program, you must:

  • Have served 36 months on active duty in the United States military after September 10, 2001 thus making you 100% eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • Submit an application for the Post-9/11 GI Bill to the Department of Veterans Affairs online and provide a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to your Admissions Recruiter.
  • Obtain admission to University of the Rockies.
  • Remain enrolled or return as scheduled from an approved break. Should you lose eligibility for not maintaining continuous enrollment, any future grant benefit(s) will be forfeited. Online students must remain enrolled without breaks in attendance greater than 14 days. Students who plan to take a break in attendance of greater than 14 days from their last date of attendance but less than 45 days from the end of the course they last attended may provide a written confirmation of their intent to return and will not be administratively withdrawn or forfeit grant benefits, provided they return as scheduled. Written confirmations must be provided via the Break Request form in the Student Portal within 14 days of the last date of attendance.
  • No longer be active duty personnel

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University of the Rockies Military Grant

Members of the military community may be eligible for the University of the Rockies Military Grant, which offers the following benefits for students who plan to pursue a Master's or Doctorate degree:

  • All required books for your program of study purchased through University of the Rockies' online bookstore will be covered by University of the Rockies
  • Waived Technology Services Fee
  • The Military Grant reduces tuition by 20% for Master’s students
  • The Military Grant reduces tuition by 15% for Doctoral students

Please note:

  • To maintain eligibility for the grant students must remain enrolled or return as scheduled from an approved break. Students who withdraw from the program and resume at a later date will be required to re-verify eligibility for the University of the Rockies Military Duty Grant.
  • Tuition grants will be applied for courses with future start dates following verification of your eligibility status. No retroactive grants will be awarded.
  • Any applicable fees not covered by this grant must be paid in accordance with the terms of the selected payment option(s) as stated in the student's enrollment agreement.

Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for the University of the Rockies Military Grant, you must be:

  • Active Duty, National Guard, or Reservists
  • Spouses of Active Duty, National Guard, or Reservists
  • Students using VA Education Benefits
  • Department of Defense employees
  • Civilian employees of the US Coast Guard
  • Veterans Affairs employees

How to Qualify
To qualify to receive the University of the Rockies Military Grant, you must:

  • Provide proof of active duty or military status by submitting one of the following forms of identification: SOS, LES, COE, VONAPP, or Milconnect website screenshot;
  • Submit application for admission to University of the Rockies with all grant-verifying documents; and
  • Remain enrolled or return as scheduled from an approved break. Students who withdraw from the program and resume at a later date will be required to re-verify eligibility for the University of the Rockies military Grant.

Please note: DD-214 is not acceptable verification.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I served on active duty after September 10, 2001 but served less than 36 months. Am I eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program?
While Post-9/11 service members who served less than 36 months may be eligible for partial GI Bill funding, they do not qualify for the Yellow Ribbon program. Please see the contact information below if you have any additional questions.

I am currently on active duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, US Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. Am I eligible to receive a military grant?
Yes, University of the Rockies wants to be pro-active in helping active duty military members earn their degrees.

Can my spouse also receive the military grant benefits?
Yes! You'll be glad to know that University of the Rockies has extended its Military Grant to include spouses of active duty, National Guard, and Reservists.

Contact Us

Get the help you need by contacting us to find out how to apply these benefits to your University of the Rockies education.

  • New students inquiring about grant qualification and enrollment: 866.621.0124
  • Existing students: please contact your Student Advisor.

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