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Bruce McGlenn, MBA Cohort 4

We welcome military personnel and veterans who currently serve or have honorably served in the United States Armed Forces. We will gladly accept VA education benefits including, but not limited to, the Post 9/11 GI Bill. As you prepare to apply and enroll at Pinchot, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website is the best source for information about all VA Educational Benefits Programs.

Eligibility Requirements

To determine eligibility for VA benefits at Pinchot University, students must submit their DD-214 and Certificate of Eligibility to the financial aid office. If transferring from another institution, a student must submit VA form 22-1995. Until eligibility is confirmed, students are responsible for paying for full tuition and fees. Veteran benefits are not applied retroactively. Funds will be applied directly to the student account when they are received.

Because Pinchot University is a private non-profit institution, the total amount of benefit coverage through VA programs (including but not limited to the GI Bill) is subject to a cap of $21,084.89 per academic year per student. Benefits vary if a student has used his/her education benefits at another post-secondary institution. Additional funds may be available through the Yellow Ribbon program, outlined below. Military students are also encouraged to apply for other Pinchot University scholarships.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals who have received an honorable discharge. Detailed information about Chapter 33: Post 9/11 is available at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above, to be eligible for post 9/11, a student must have served on active duty after 9/10/2001:

  • A minimum of 90 days (excluding entry level and skilled training)
  • At least 30 continuous days if discharged for a service related disability

This is only a general eligibility guide. Students can review and apply for Chapter 33: Post 9/11 on the web.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The US Department of Veterans’ Affairs Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Program allows schools to arrange an agreement with the VA to fund student’s tuition and fee costs that exceed the national cap. By participating in the Yellow Ribbon program, Pinchot University awards eligible students who have an unmet need after the national cap has been met, up to $5,000 or 50% of unmet costs per year. The VA will match each dollar the school contributes. The combined school and VA contribution can’t exceed the tuition and fee amount charged to the student.

The total contribution amount will be determined by Pinchot University. The contribution amount is also subject to a student’s tuition and fees and other total charges billed for the quarter as part of the current academic year. In addition to meeting eligibility requirements outlined above, Yellow Ribbon is available to students who:

  • Served at least 36 months on active duty, and
  • Served at least 30 days on active duty and were discharged due to service-connected disability, and
  • Are entitled to 100% benefit level.

For more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program please visit » Yellow Ribbon

For questions about applying Military benefits to Pinchot University Tuition & Fees please contact financialaid@presidio.edu.

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