At Fairleigh Dickinson University, we’re committed to helping U.S. veterans achieve their higher education goals. Virtually every honorably discharged U.S. veteran has accrued credits toward a degree or certification. Learn more about how to afford your degree below.

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is available to veterans with at least 90 consecutive days on active duty in the U.S. armed forces since Sept. 11, 2001.

In addition to a tuition subsidy based on the location of their school and length of service, students can also receive housing and book allowances. Students who have used a portion of their veteran education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill may make a non-revocable decision to switch to the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Students should visit the Veterans Benefits Administration website for current information about Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and eligibility.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Students who are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program under the Post-9/11 GI Bill can have all tuition and fees covered by their educational benefit and an FDU Yellow Ribbon Grant. FDU is proud to make this offer to all undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon program below.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Partial Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Students who are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program (i.e., veterans with less than 36 months of cumulative active-duty service) may receive:

  • Partial Post-9/11 educational benefits, tied to their length of service and location of their school.
  • Need-based federal, state, and institutional financial aid determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Veterans’ Resources

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Discounted Tuition

For members of the National Guard and service members using Military Tuition Assistance, FDU offers the following degree programs at a reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit hour:

  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (BA)
  • MS Cyber & Homeland Security Administration
  • Master of Sports Administration (MSA)
  • Master of Arts in Student Services Administration (MASSA)
  • Master of Administration Science (MAS)

Other GI Bill Programs

Veterans and their dependents may also be eligible for other veteran education programs such as:

  • Chapter 30

Prior active duty veterans (Montgomery GI Bill)

  • Chapter 31

Service connected disabled veteran with a disability status of 20% or more

  • Chapter 35: Dependents, widows, and widowers
  • Chapter 1606: National Guard or Reserve (Montgomery GI Bill)

You can read more about these programs and compare their benefits on the VA website.

‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”