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GI Bill Information for Veterans and their Dependents

Thank you for your service. Marian University proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon program for those in traditional, first-degree undergraduate programs. The Yellow Ribbon program covers full tuition expenses for those who are eligible at 100% for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. MAP, online, graduate and second-degree students are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program but will receive all funds for which they qualify through GI Bill programs.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers higher education and training benefits for veterans, service members, and their families who served after September 10, 2001.

The Montgomery GI Bill for active duty and select reserve personnel also offers education and training benefits.

Are you unsure if you are eligible for GI Bill benefits or want additional information?

Child or spouse of a veteran

Possible programs through the GI Bill that you may qualify for:

  1. Educational assistance program for survivors and dependents of military personnel, including Chapter 35 benefit for children/spouses of disabled veterans (DEA) and the Fry Scholarship for children and spouses of service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Link to the application, form 22-5490 if eligible, on this page.
  2. Transfer of Post-9/11 to spouse or children: Information, eligibility requirements for veterans eligible for the post-9/11 GI Bill who want to see if they are eligible to transfer this benefit to their spouse or children through the Department of Defense.

Note that Marian University is a private, not public, higher education institution. Discounts and state-sponsored programs for children of veterans and Purple Heart recipients do not apply at private institutions such as Marian. The State of Indiana will not pay tuition for programs at private institutions.

How to receive GI Bill benefits at Marian University

  • Apply for admission to Marian University as a degree-seeking student.
  • If you have not already done so, submit your application for benefits online to the VA, Form 22-1990, immediately if you are the veteran. See information above for children of disabled veterans receiving chapter 35.  This is a different application.
  • Provide the following to Maryann Bonner, Marian University's school certifying official:
  1. Your DD214 if you have been discharged.
  2. Your certificate of eligibility from the VA listing months and percentage of eligibility once you receive this from the VA for the Post-9/11.
  3. A completed copy of Marian University's GI Bill Benefit Form
  • All second-degree students should contact Julie Brinegar, student account manager, for a tuition estimate.
  • Register for classes and notify the school certifying official.

Important Information to Continue Your Benefits

  • The VA will only pay for classes required for your degree(s), including general education, major, minor, and required elective courses.
  • The VA pays for attendance. If you fail a class because you stop attending classes, the VA may ask you for a refund of tuition funds paid as of the last date of attendance.
  • You must notify the school certifying official if your credit hours change or you add or drop classes in any term or semester.
  • Once benefits begin, you will be automatically be submitted for subsequent classes unless you notify the school official NOT to submit certain classes or terms.
  • The VA will pay a maximum for those 100 percent eligible for the post 911 chapter 33 of no more than $22,805.34 per academic year (fall through summer 2017-18).*

*This amount renews and increases slightly each school year (fall). Please note that you are responsible for tuition amounts that exceed this, unless you are eligible for the yellow ribbon program. Students who are eligible at less than 100 percent are always responsible for a portion themselves and should contact our financial aid office and business office regarding loans, aid and payment plans.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Will pay up to an additional $16,000 ($8,000 each maximum from the VA and Marian University) beyond the $22,805.34 to students who exceed this tuition amount and are eligible for Yellow Ribbon.

To receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • You must be 100 percent eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • You must not be on active duty or a spouse of an active duty service person using transferred entitlement.
  • You must be a traditional undergraduate student seeking your first degree at Marian University (graduate students, MAP students, and second-degree students are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program).

Who to contact at Marian

Maryann Bonner
Associate Registrar and School Certifying Official
(317) 955-6053
Marian Hall, room #104

Julie Brinegar
Student Account Manager
(317) 955-6082
Marian Hall, room #103


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