Resources for Veterans, Military Students, and their Families
St. John Fisher College supports the educational goals of our veteran and military students. We offer support and guidance to administer financial benefits from the Veterans Administration or your military branch.
If you are eliigible for financial benefits from the Veterans Administration, contact the Registrar's Office in Kearney 201. A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility is necessary to complete the application process.
Post-9/11 GI Bill
Under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, Veterans may receive up to full tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance, and a yearly books and supplies stipend. It is anticipated that several hundred thousand veterans are eligible, and some benefits are transferable to spouses and children as well. SJFC requires undergraduate students eligible for Chapter 33 benefits to complete the annually. For detailed information about the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and eligibility, veterans should contact the .
Yellow Ribbon Program
St. John Fisher College is also a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which is an additional benefit authorized under the new Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. This program, in combination with the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and other federal aid, may cover full tuition and fees for eligible veterans. The Yellow Ribbon Program at St. John Fisher College was recently expanded to include eligible undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Please note that the Yellow Ribbon Program benefits cannot be combined with other St. John Fisher College tuition discounts. Questions about Fisher's participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services at (585) 385-8042.
365体育足球Vocational Rehabilitation is for disabled veterans. This is the most unique program and each school is assigned a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist to work with these students, and to assist the School Certifying Official. These disabled veterans go through a testing process to determine if they are eligible for the benefit. If eligible, the VA sends an authorization. Full tuition, fees, books, and in many cases, even parking are paid by the VA to the school. In addition, the student gets a monthly check depending on the training status.
365体育足球The Montgomery GI Bill is for individuals who have been on active duty since 7/01/85, and who paid into an education fund for one year.
The Montgomery GI Bill - Selective Reserves (formerly chapter 106) is for individuals in the Selected Reserves or National Guard (not on active duty). They must be currently and actively drilling and under a 6-year contract. They are only eligible for benefits as long as they remain in the reserves.
The Veterans Educational Assistance Program is the post-Vietnam era program. It is for individuals who served on active duty from 1/1/77 – 6/30/85. This program is sometimes called VEAP.
The Dependents Educational Assistance Program is the only benefit for individuals without military service. It is for the dependents of a member of the Armed Forces who has died while on active duty or as the result of a service-connected disability, or is 100% permanently and totally disabled for a service-related reason. Dependents receive up to 45 months of full-time benefits. Children generally are eligible for benefits between the ages of 18 and 26, but in certain instances may begin before age 18 and continue beyond age 26.
Military Tuition Assistance
365体育足球The Military Tuition Assitance (TA) program is available to active duty, National Guard and Reserve Component service members. To be eligible for TA, an enlisted service member must have enough time remaining in service to complete the course for which he or she has applied. After the completion of a course, an officer using TA must fulfill a service obligation that runs parallel with - not in addition to - any existing service obligation. The TA program will fund up to 100 percent of your college tuition and certain fees with the following limits:
- Not to exceed $250 per semester credit hour
- Not to exceed $4,500 per fiscal year, October 1 through September 30
More information and a link to the application and procedures can be found on the .
St. John Fisher College recommends studdents:
- Speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military Service prior to enrolling.
- Submit their Educational Benefit Claim available on the .
- Submit their Certificate of Eligibility provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs detailing entitled educational benefit to St. John Fisher College
Additional Veterans and Military Resources
365体育足球St. John Fisher College Offices of Veterans Affairs and Student Financial Services, both located in Kearney Hall, provide individual educational financial counseling to assist students in meeting their educational goals and financial needs.
St. John Fisher College Veterans Affairs
Phone: (585) 385-8031
Fax: (585) 385-7303
St. John Fisher College Student Financial Services
Phone: (585) 385-8042
Education (GI Bill): 1-888-442-4551
VA Benefits: 1-800-827-1000