Veterans Educational Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
Loyola University Chicago participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a voluntary agreement with the VA for schools to assist with tuition funding. Loyola University Chicago will award certain students in all undergraduate and graduate programs. In order to be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program, you must meet the following criteria:
- Have completed the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) application procedure and submitted your Certificate of Eligibility (VA Form 22-0557) to OSFA.
- Be at the 100% eligibility level for Chapter 33 benefits.
- Maintain continuous enrollment at Loyola (i.e., if you withdraw from Loyola, you may not be considered for Yellow Ribbon funds in future academic years).
- Complete the FAFSA and all other financial aid procedures at Loyola.
- Utilize all other need-based grant programs, such as State of Illinois MAP Grant, before Yellow Ribbon will be applied to your account.
Once your eligibility has been determined, OSFA will apply Yellow Ribbon funds to your account. For more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program and the post 9/11 GI Bill, please see Chapter 33: Post 9/11 Bill.
Office of Student Financial Assistance
The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) participates in all applicable federal programs for veterans, servicepersons and their dependants. We encourage all persons that are potentially eligible for these benefits to apply. However, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) or other agency, as appropriate, makes the final determination of eligibility. You must be a degree seeking student (matriculated into an approved degree or certificate program) in order to receive these education benefits. For more information on veteran's educational benefits, click here.
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies' (SCPS) focus is making it as easy as possible for working adults in Chicago to complete their degrees. SCPS gives adult students the best environment to learn with evening courses offered during five 8-week sessions throughout the year, which also allows students to learn side by side with other adults in established careers. So you will learn from each other as well as the instructor.
Adult students are often looking for a chance to take as wide a range of courses as possible. Designed to enhance your current career or establish a new one, the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Studies is a unique degree in that it gives a strong foundation in communication and business, in addition to focusing on a complimentary discipline.
Managers that possess strong strategic planning and decision-making skills, understand the dynamic foundation of business principles, and have the ability to communicate effectively are critical to the success of any organization. The Bachelor of Arts in Management is designed to prepare working adult students to excel as valued and effective managers in today’s complex work environments.
The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice introduces students to all aspects of the nation's complex criminal justice system, while giving them a strong background in the liberal arts. The program prepares students to work in fields addressing the effects of criminality on individuals, communities, and society.
Career Development Center
To assist you in your career and job search, as a Loyola student you may use the resources at the Career Development Center: http://www.luc.edu/career/resources_veteran.shtml
If you are just starting you academic career at Loyola University Chicago or returning as an adult student, you may need learning assistance. The Tutoring Center is here for you.
Loyola has a Wellness Center that can help veterans transition into the student body while creating a sense of belonging to a university that truly cares about its students. Contact the Wellness Center if you or someone you know is experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.