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Thank you for your Service in the Armed Forces

Lynn University is committed to ensuring the success of all military-connected students in their pursuit of aptitudes, skills and habits of lifelong learning and leadership.  We support veterans, military servicemembers, spouses, dependent children, caregivers, survivors and ROTC cadets. 

Admission requirements

Yellow Ribbon Program

Lynn University participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), which is a provision of the Post – 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The institution is in agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses, and the VA will match the same amount as the institution.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, Lynn University ‘s commitment to the Yellow Ribbon program is capped at $13,000 for undergraduate, $6,000 for graduate and $5,000 for doctoral students, which means the Veterans Administration (VA) will also commit to $13,000 for undergraduate, $6,000 for graduate and $5,000 for doctoral students.

The Ch. 33 benefits will cover $26,042, bringing the total VA benefits up to $52,042 for undergraduate students. Additional costs beyond $52,042 will be borne by the undergraduate student.

For graduate and doctoral program students, the Veteran benefit of $26,042 and the Yellow Ribbon will cover the students’ total tuition, if they are enrolled in six (6) credit hours per term. Additional costs will be borne by the student.

The GI Bill ® is a registered trademark of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

Please provide both your Certificate of Eligibility and DD-214 to your School Certifying Official (SCO) at Lynn.

Once you are registered for classes, your SCO will certify your enrollment to the VA. 

 

Day Undergraduate SCO: Travis Williams, twilliams@lynn.edu

Online/Graduate SCO: Angelina Lewis, anlewis@lynn.edu

Tuition insurance

If you are using VA benefits, you will be asked to waive tuition insurance at Lynn University. Please contact studentfinancialservices@lynn.edu to request the waiver form

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill

This benefit covers up to 100% of tuition and fees and provides a monthly living stipend.  Beneficiaries qualifying at the 100% level automatically qualify for Yellow Ribbon.  This benefit may be used toward a flight program.

Chapter 31 - VA Vocational Rehabilitation

This benefit covers up to 100% of tuition and fees and provides a monthly living stipend.  This benefit may be used toward a flight program.

Chapter 35 - DEA, Dependents Educational Assistance

This benefit exists for dependents of veterans and  provides the beneficiary with a direct monthly deposit.  Beneficiaries will need to provide their SCO with the DD-214 of the veteran who earned the benefit.

Tuition Assistance (TA)

The Tuition Assistance (TA) program pays the cost of tuition and some additional fees.  Nearly all active duty military service members are eligible for TA.  However, each service branch determines eligibility criteria that often reduce access.  Tuition Assistance covers up to 100% Tuition and Fees, not to exceed $250 per semester credit or $4,500 per fiscal year.

All Active Duty Service Members (including Guard and Reserve) must contact their Education Service Officer (ESO) or Education Counselor within your branch of service prior to enrolling any college or university.

Tuition Assistance Application Procedures for Military Services:

Army

Navy

Coast Guard

Marines

Air Force

How to complete the FAFSA

Completing missing documents

Using VA educational benefits will generate a lot of correspondence. We encourage you to keep a file for all communications and a copy of checks you may receive.

Watch for enrollment certifications and notification about student status changes from the VA, and Verification of Enrollment forms from the DVA RPO. Please read all correspondence carefully. Contact Lynn’s SCO immediately with any questions.

Lynn University has supported the educational goals of our men and women in uniform since its inception in 1985.  We offer support and counseling services to help veterans, active duty Service members, spouses, and dependents successfully receive all of their military benefits.

Lynn University resources

  • Academic counseling: Ruth Benavides, Director of Academic Advising
  • Financial counseling: Travis Williams, Primary School Certifying Official (SCO)
  • Disability counseling: Dr. Catherine Wharton, Director of the Diagnostic Center for Educational Assessment
  • Career counseling/post-graduate opportunities:  Barbara Cambia, Executive Director of the Hannifan Center for Career & Alumni Connections
  • Other information regarding completing a course of education: Travis Williams, Primary SCO

Other resources