The University of Lynchburg is approved to offer GI BILL educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency. The GI Bill is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs registered trademark. More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available on the official U.S. government website.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill and funds from the University of Lynchburg (based on our participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program) pay tuition and fees for eligible University degree candidates and provide a housing allowance and money for books and supplies.
Who Is Eligible for GI Benefits?
To be eligible, a service member or veteran must have served at least 90 aggregate days beginning on or after September 11, 2001. Individuals honorably discharged with a service-connected disability who served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001, may also be eligible.
The Post 9/11 Eligibility Chart will help you determine your eligibility.
The amount of your tuition and fees payment, housing allowance, and book stipend depends on how much time you have served. You will receive a larger benefit if you served more active duty or mobilization time.
All veterans who meet 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill eligibility and Lynchburg admission requirements can attend the University of Lynchburg tuition-free through the Yellow Ribbon Program! Benefits are available for undergraduate and graduate programs. Unused educational benefits may be transferred to children or spouses of qualifying veterans and active duty military. Be sure to complete our Yellow Ribbon Application (PDF) to qualify.
Which Benefit is Best?
Many veterans and service members can qualify for multiple education benefits programs. Depending on your circumstances, one of these programs may give you better benefits than the others.
The Department of Veterans Affairs website provides information about the various education benefits. This site will allow you to compare benefit types and apply to use the benefits for which you are eligible.
The links to the GI Bill website of the Department of Veterans Affairs below provide more information about veterans’ education benefits.
- The Post-9/11 GI Bill
- Benefit Comparison Tools (find the best benefit for you)
- Transfer of Post 9-11 GI Bill Benefits to Dependents
- Yellow Ribbon Program
- Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
- Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
- Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
- Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
- National Call to Service Program
- Tuition Assistance Top-Up
- Virginia Department of Veterans Services