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, the Student Office of Financial Assistance (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 visit the Yellow Ribbon Program.
The OSFA participates in all applicable federal programs for veterans, servicepersons and their dependents. 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.
ACE/NPONSI (National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction)
The American Council on Education has evaluated many non-collegiate learning experiences and training programs, including military experiences, that are sponsored by major companies and institutions. For students to receive credit for these programs, the learning experience must have occurred during a time period and class length as determined by ACE. Loyola follows ACE recommendations in awarding credits toward the bachelor's degree.
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
SCPS degree programs feature a range of academic topics and flexible schedules; these attributes in addition to the veteran's educational benefits, and numerous SCPS scholarships all aim at helping you overcome the obstacles that may have stopped you in the past. Click on any of the degree programs below for more information. Then apply now to take the first steps towards finishing your degree.
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