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Reap the Educational and Financial Benefits of Your Military Service

Up to 100%

Tuition covered (based on years of service)

Up to $1,000

Stipend toward books and supplies (based on enrollment length)

$825

Monthly housing allowance for exclusively online training (Post-9/11 GI Bill)

An enrollment coach can connect you to USF’s military benefits experts. Call 888-880-6893.


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“USF is recognized by the Department of Defense’s Voluntary Education program, which seeks to ensure that participating educational institutions act consistently with the DOD Principles of Excellence, are responsive to the unique needs of military students, and offer support services that meet the needs and expectations of servicemembers.”

—Frank Connor, Registrar, University of Saint Francis

Fulfill Your Educational and Professional Goals With Confidence

At the University of Saint Francis, we are proud to support our military as they work to secure their personal and professional futures. Whether you’re active-duty, a veteran, or a member of a military family, you have access to financial benefits you can use to reduce or even eliminate your out-of-pocket education costs. USF also has support staff specially trained to support military members and their families from a transitional and emotional perspective.

If you haven’t already done so, you can apply for your military education benefits on the VA website. We also encourage you to reach out to USF’s military benefits experts with any question you may have; an enrollment coach can help you connect at 888-880-6893.

Types Of Financial Aid For USF Online Military Students

Post-9/11 GI Bill

Up to 36 months of education benefits to servicemembers and veterans who have served at least 90 days on active duty since Sept. 10, 2001.

  • Tuition and fees, monthly housing stipend, book stipend
  • Benefits tiered based on number of days on active duty
  • Some limitations apply to those currently on active duty
  • Benefits can be transferred to spouse or family member
  • Survivors of servicemembers who died on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, may be eligible for the Fry Scholarship, which pays the same as the Post-9/11 GI Bill

Yellow Ribbon Program

USF is a proud participant in this program for veterans. It picks up where the GI Bill leaves off to fully cover tuition and fees.

Those eligible include:

  • Those who served 36 months (may be aggregate) on active duty
  • Honorably discharged Purple Heart recipients with any amount of service
  • Those discharged after 60 days with a service-connected disability who served 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001
  • Children using transferred benefits if their servicemember transferor is at the 100 percent level (36 months served)

Montgomery GI Bill

There are two main programs related to the Montgomery GI Bill, depending on your level of service.

Active Duty (MGIB-AD):

  • Provides up to $1,994 per month for full-time college education for up to 36 months
  • You may contribute up to $600 toward education costs in order to unlock up to $5,400 in additional GI Bill benefits
  • Those eligible include active-duty members who have served at least two years on active duty
  • There are four categories of veteran eligibility depending on when and how long you served

Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

  • Provides up to $384 per month for full-time college education for up to 36 months
  • A minimum six-year service obligation in the Selected Reserve is required

Credit for Military Experience

In addition to lowering or eliminating your out-of-pocket educational costs, your military service can also help you finish your online USF degree faster.

An enrollment coach can help you secure your military transcripts and any other relevant documentation, which USF will evaluate to determine what credit you may receive.

Apply for military education benefits through the VA website or call an enrollment coach to connect with USF’s military benefits experts: 888-880-6893

 

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“I do feel I get personal attention at the University of Saint Francis. Our teachers are also our advisers, so they really want to know how the classes are going.”

—Carrie Clark, USF Student

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