Military Members and Veterans

LMU LAW is proud to serve those who served this country. As a show of gratitude to our active members of the military and veterans, we are proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP), one of the many educational benefit programs offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). A provision of the law which created the Post-9/11 GI Bill program (Chapter 33), the YRP allows institutions of higher learning to make additional funds available to fund tuition and other eligible fees exceeding those covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The YRP allows the VA to match school aid contributions made to eligible veterans. LMU LAW usually agrees to contribute the maximum amount to be matched by the VA for all eligible program participants. The combination of federal and LMU LAW grants will cover as much as the full cost of tuition, books,and housing for each academic year of study. (Please note that the length of military service since September 11, 2001 will determine the amount of Chapter 33 benefits received.)

Students may be eligible for other VA benefits to fund their studies at LMU LAW, such as Voc-Rehab, the Montgomery GI Selected Reserve Bill (Chapter 1606)Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607)Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30), and the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA/Chapter 35). For more information on these and other VA education benefits you may be eligible for, please visit the Department of Veteran Affairs' website.

If you have questions about or plan to use military or VA benefits, please contact Conrad Daniels, Director, Community College Relations & Veteran Services, by email at conrad.daniels@lmunet.edu or by phone at (423) 869-6279.

 

 

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