Veteran Waiver Grants
D'Youville offers two grant programs for students in undergraduate and master's programs.
Veterans, service members and/or reservists/guardsmen may be eligible for the D'Youville College Veterans Waiver. This waiver is set at 50% of the tuition charged for each semester of attendance at the college. This waiver is applicable to all programs at D'Youville College with the exception of the professional phase of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and for those students transferring into D'Youville for the graduate component of the doctoral program in physical therapy (D.P.T.).
Eligibility for the Veteran's Waiver is determined by the two 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 College Veterans Waiver.
- The student-veteran must be registered at DYC as a half-time or more student (minimum 6 credits/semester, undergraduate and 4.5 credits/ semester, graduate).
Dependents of Veterans Waiver
Dependents of veterans are eligible for the D'Youville College Dependents of Veterans Waiver, which provides up to 20% discount on tuition (special rules apply).
If you have specific questions about educational benefits for veterans, contact the D'Youville Veterans Affairs Office.
The DYC Veteran Waiver and Veteran Dependent Waiver are both restricted to tuition, fees, and other allowable charges. That is that they can only be used to pay the balance of tuition and those fees after Veteran Administration Benefits, NY State TAP, other state tuition benefits and outside tuition benefits.
The D'Youville College policy is to always use outside funding first to pay the tuition and those fees before adding the DYC Veteran or Dependent Veteran Waivers.
The DYC Veteran Waiver is up to 50% of the undergraduate full-time tuition. The Veteran Dependent Waiver is up to 20% of the undergraduate tuition.
- Any student-veteran eligible to receive the Veteran Waiver (50%) is not eligible for the DYC grant. This is designed to be consistent with the rules governing other 50% waivers which prohibit the awarding of the DYC grant in conjunction with it.
- The Veteran Waiver is for 50% of the tuition up to the standard undergraduate tuition rate, even at the graduate level.
- Veteran students must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours (undergraduate), 4.5 credits (graduate) to be eligible for the Veteran Waiver.
- Veteran students who receive the Yellow Ribbon award or the 50% Veteran Waiver are not eligible to receive a merit scholarship, endowed and restricted scholarships, D’Youville grant, graduate program merit, or graduate retention scholarships.
- Veteran students must submit all required documents to the veteran's office and financial aid office by the last day to withdraw without academic penalty, as stipulated in the college calendar. These documents include but may not be limited to the veteran's DD214 form, discharge papers, orders, the FAFSA form and verification documents if requested.
- Current veteran students who are advancing to the professional level of the pharmacy program may only receive the Yellow Ribbon or Veteran Waiver for the P1 or first year of the professional program. Veteran students transferring from outside the college into the P1 level of the pharmacy program are not eligible for this waiver.
- The Veteran Waiver does not apply to veteran students or dependents of a veteran who are enrolled in the educational leadership, health administration or doctor of nurse practice programs.
- All dependents of veterans eligible to receive the Dependents of Veterans Waiver (20%), or merit scholarship award, whichever is greater, shall be eligible for the DYC grant. This is designed to be consistent with rules governing the DYC grant in conjunction with all other DYC scholarships and grants. Those students who receive the merit scholarship rather than the Dependents of Veterans Waiver are subject to all merit scholarship policies.
- All dependents of veterans are eligible to receive endowed and restricted scholarships, or other college waivers (GNSH, family tuition waiver, etc.). The combined awards cannot exceed the cost of tuition.
- All dependents of veterans who are advancing to the professional level of the pharmacy program may only receive their merit scholarship or Dependents of Veterans Waiver for the P1 or first year of the professional program. Dependents of veterans transferring from outside the college into the P1 level of the pharmacy program are not eligible for the Dependents of Veterans Waiver.
- Veteran students or dependents of veterans who file for an academic leave of absence after the add-drop period will incur prorated charges from the college. As an example, a student who is enrolled for 40% of the semester will receive 40% of the waiver or scholarship. Scholarship students will be given the option of using their scholarship to help pay off those charges, which will consume that semester's award, or to pay off the charges in some other method, which will "save" the semester's scholarship for future use. Students called to active duty under the Military Leave of Absence Policy will be processed according to the military leave regulations.
- Veteran students or dependents of veterans who withdraw from the college or leave the college without filing for a leave of absence will lose their waiver or scholarship.
Policies updated March 5, 2013