D’Youville offers college grant programs to veterans and dependents of veterans to achieve educational success in undergraduate and master’s degree programs.
Veterans Waiver Grant Program
Veterans, service members and/or reservists/guardsmen may be eligible for the D'Youville Veteran Waiver. The D'Youville Veteran Waiver is up to 50% off the remaining tuition of undergraduate and graduate full-time tuition. The Veteran Dependent Waiver is up to 20% of the undergraduate and graduate tuition.
This waiver is applicable to all programs at D’Youville with the exception of fully-online programs. These programs include the RN-to-BSN, MBA, MS in Nursing Education with a Clinical Focus, MS in Nursing Management and Quality Leadership, and post-master’s Long-Term Care Administration certificate.
The D'Youville Veteran Waiver and Veteran Dependent Waiver are both restricted to tuition only. These waivers can only be used to pay the balance of tuition after veteran administration benefits, NY State TAP, other state tuition benefits and outside tuition benefits have been applied.
The D'Youville policy is to always use outside funding first to pay the tuition and those fees before adding the D'Youville Veteran or Dependent Veteran Waivers.
Eligibility for the Veteran Waiver is determined by the following criteria:
- Any active duty service member, reservist/guardsman or veteran not eligible for Chapter 33 Yellow Ribbon (YR) and not eligible for Voc/Rehab Chapter 31 is eligible for the D’Youville Veterans Tuition Waiver.
- Any student-veteran eligible to receive the Veteran Waiver (up to 50%) is not eligible for the D'Youville grant. This is designed to be consistent with the rules governing other 50% waivers which prohibit the awarding of the D'Youville grant in conjunction with it.
- The Veteran Waiver is for up to 50% of tuition.
- The student-veteran must be registered at D'Youville as a half-time or more student (minimum 6 credits/semester for undergraduate students and 4.5 credits/semester for graduate students).
- The student-veteran must complete a Federal Financial Aid Form (FAFSA).
- The eligible student-veteran must maintain his/her eligibility for any and all federal education awards and/or loans ( i.e., Title IV monies, subsidized student loans, etc.), state education awards (TAP/VTAP, etc.), and private grants, scholarships, and loans.
- Yellow Ribbon Students (Chapter 33, 100%):
D’Youville is a Yellow Ribbon participant. As such a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been executed between the Veterans Administration (VA) and D’Youville, wherein both parties agree to share, on a 50-50 basis, any tuition charges that exceed the $23,500 CAP established under the revised Post 9/11 GI Bill signed into law by President Obama on 4 January 2011.
To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program the service member, reservist/guardsman, or veteran must have 100% eligibility under the provisions of Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) GI Education Bill. 100% eligibility being defined as the service member or veteran having had 36 aggregate months or more of qualifying active duty served on or after 09/11/2001. Veterans eligible under this program are not eligible for the VTW or any other D'Youville grant, waiver or scholarship, since the veteran’s entire tuition and fees for each semester are paid in full by the VA and/or D'Youville.
Eligibility for the Veteran Dependent Waiver is determined by the following criteria:
- The individual must be the spouse or child of a veteran as defined above and meet the criteria for Chapter 33 (Transfer of Benefits) or Chapter 35 (veteran deceased due to service connected injury or classified as 100% disabled due to a service connected injury as determined by the VA).
- Understand that he/she can receive only one grant, waiver, or scholarship from D’Youville and usually selects the higher of those offered to him/her.
- Must complete a Federal Financial Aid Form (FAFSA) and retains the right and ability to receive any and all federal, state, and private (non-D'Youville) grants, benefits, scholarships, and loans that he/she may be eligible for.
If you have specific questions about educational benefits for veterans, contact the D'Youville Veterans Services Office.