Options for Veterans to Finance A Loyola Education
Before you make a final decision about the college you will attend, please carefully review the financial aid packages that you receive from each school so that you understand what aid is being offered and what expenses will need to be covered by your family. Learn more about applying for institutional, federal and state aid programs for undergraduate students.
Financial aid is normally awarded AFTER a student has been accepted for admission to Loyola University New Orleans. You will be assigned to a specific financial aid counselor based on your last name. Veterans who want to learn about their financial aid options BEFORE the admissions process should contact Cathy Simoneaux, the Associate Director of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Major Educational Programs Available Through the V.A. or the Department of Defense
- The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill is effective for training on or after August 1, 2009. Learn More
- The Yellow Ribbon Program" is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (also known as The Post 9/11 GI Bill). This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with Veterans Administration to fund tuition expenses that exceed the annual maximum paid through the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. The institution can waive up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. Learn More
- Military Tuition Assistance Program
- Other Programs Offered to Current Members of the Military
Programs for Dependents and Spouses of Veterans
Scholarship Programs for Veterans
Below is a list of links to scholarship programs for military veterans:
- Military.com's "Scholarship Finder"
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship Program
- Department of Defense: Scholarships and Fellowship Information for Veterans
- Leave No Veteran Behind
- Blinded Veterans Association Scholarship Program
- Armed Forces Veteran and Active Duty Scholarships
- Tillman Military Scholars Program
- Department of Education Resource Page
Federal Student Financial Aid Programs
You must annual complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ("FAFSA") to apply for all federal student financial aid programs as well as many state aid programs.
Treatment Under "Title IV" Student Financial Aid Programs
On July 1, 2009, President Obama signed H.R. 1777, a bill making technical corrections to the Higher Education Act. H.R. 1777 changes the effective date for the exclusion of veterans education benefits as "estimated financial assistance" ("EFA") to July 1, 2009. This exclusion applies to all Federal veterans education benefits regardless of whether the benefits are received by the veteran, his or her spouse, or his or her dependent.
- Change of Effective Date for the Exclusion of Federal Veterans Education Benefits as Estimated Financial Assistance for Purposes of the Title IV Student Assistance Programs (July 2, 2009)
- Guidance on Federal Veterans’ Education Benefits for Purposes of the Title IV Student Assistance Programs (August 13, 2009)
Programs for Veterans with Federal Student Loans
Learn more about benefit programs for veterans who have borrowed under the federal student loan programs.
- Action Guide for Servicemembers with Student Loans
- The Next Front:Student Loan Servicing and the Cost to Our Men and Women in Uniform
Updated July 8, 2013