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Veterans

Notre Dame College Welcomes Veterans!

Now that you have served our nation, we would like to serve you as you pursue your education. Our staff is here to help you through the admissions process and help you navigate the process of utilizing your GI Bill benefits.

We look forward to having you as part of our campus community. We are committed to supporting you, as we do all of our students, in your educational journey.

For more information from the VA relating to your benefits, please visit this COVID-19 information page. If you have specific questions about your personal eligibility, please contact the VA directly.

Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits (Chapter 33)

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits can be applied to coursework or training beginning Aug. 1, 2009. Benefits are not retroactive prior to this date.
  • Veterans who served a minimum of 90 days active duty after Sept. 10, 2001 (or 30 continuous days and were discharged due to a service connected disability) are eligible.
  • Three types of benefits are available to you based on your amount of active duty service:
  1. Tuition and Fees—This amount is the equivalent to the highest amount of in-state tuition and fees charged for a full-time, undergraduate at a public, four year institution in Ohio. Tuition and fees are paid directly to the College. (The official amount for Ohio will be documented on the http://gibill.va.gov website).
  2. Monthly Housing Allowance—This amount is based on the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) calculations. The Monthly Housing Allowance is paid directly to the student after enrollment verification.
  3. Annual Stipend for Books and Supplies—A maximum amount of $1,000 per year based on enrollment during the school year.
  • The amount of active duty service determines the maximum percentage of benefit eligibility:
Active Duty Service after 9/10/01Percentage of Maximum Benefit Available
At least 36 months100% and eligible for Yellow Ribbon Program
At least 30 continuous days and discharged due to a service connected disability100% and eligible for Yellow Ribbon Program
At least 30 months but less than 36 months90%
At least 24 months but less than 30 months80%
At least 18 months but less than 24 months70%
At least 12 months but less than 18 months60%
At least 6 months but less than 12 months50%
At least 90 days but less than 6 months40%

Yellow Ribbon Program

The matching Yellow Ribbon Program, optional for colleges and universities, is designed to fill the gap between the VA benefit and the cost of tuition at a veteran’s college of choice if its cost is higher than the state institution’s. This level of benefit is reserved for those at the 100% benefit level, i.e. those who have served at least 36 months on active duty or served at least 30 continuous days and were discharged due to a service-related injury.

After the post-9/11 GI Bill benefit is applied to those at the 100% benefit level, NDC would waive half of the remaining tuition with the VA matching this additional funding for eligible students. This will enable qualified students to essentially attend Notre Dame College tuition-free. Tuition and fees cannot exceed the full cost of the school’s tuition and fees charged.

For more information about applying to Notre Dame College and to set up your personal admissions visit, please contact our admissions offices.

Traditional Admissions Office
216.373.5355
admissions@ndc.edu

Adult and Graduate Admissions Office
(students ages 23 and older)
216.373.5173
adultadmissions@ndc.edu

Next Steps

  1. Veterans must apply for their benefits at http://gibill.va.gov and will receive a certificate of eligibility that should be presented to Notre Dame College when it is received.
  2. Apply for admission to Notre Dame College using the online application and indicate that you are a veteran. Please contact the appropriate admissions office listed above to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

Notre Dame College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age or disability in the administration of its academic and admission policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs and other College-administrated services.