Questions to Ask for Military/Veterans
I just transitioned out of the military. Should I fill out a FAFSA Application?
Yes! Individuals transitioning out of the military, regardless of age (under 24), are considered independent students. This, combined with how much money you make each year, might qualify you for financial aid. It is also important to note that any VA disability payment is not considered as income when applying for FAFSA.
What is a Veteran student loan discharge?
For Veterans who are deemed by the Department of Veterans Affairs to be 100% Disabled Total and Permanent (T&P), you can apply for student loan discharge. A total and permanent disability (TPD) discharge relieves you from having to repay a William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loan, a Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loan, and/or a Federal Perkins Loan or to complete a TEACH Grant service obligation.
Sources and information
Federal Student Aid Information
Many institutions have special offices dedicated to serving veterans. How does your institution serve veterans and active-duty learners?
Explore the institution's services in support of veteran's and active-duty learners to be sure you can benefit from the full value of the resources on campus.
Does the institution have strong veterans support programs? Do they waive tuition for veterans?
Be sure to compare the support programs and tuition waiver information at the institutions in which you are considering enrolling.
Is there a Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter, or other veteran centric organizations on campus?
Visit Student Veterans of America for a list of SVA chapters on college campuses.