Military Benefits & Financial Aid
Albion is affordable.
If you’re eligible for prorated veterans’ benefits, you’ll receive significant assistance toward the cost of attendance. Depending upon your military benefits, you may receive a monthly housing allowance and a stipend for books and supplies. If you’re eligible for full veterans’ benefits, the funds available to you under the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008 (the GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon program) will allow you to attend Albion College tuition-free. More information on these benefits can be found at the Department of Veterans Affairs Education and Training website.
We’re committed to helping you find all available resources. Our Admission and Financial Aid staff will work with you individually to identify all aid for which you are eligible.
Albion College will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees. the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.
Application for Veterans Benefits Under the GI Bill®
To apply for benefits, you must complete an initial application with the Department of Veterans Affairs. A person is usually eligible for 36 months of benefits. No one will receive more than 48 months of benefits. For details and necessary forms, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs Education and Training webpage.
During the application process, the Office of the Registrar will send your certification information to the VA Regional Processing Office in St. Louis, Missouri. It may take six to eight weeks to process any new documentation. Please complete the application in a timely manner to ensure your benefits are available when needed.
Veterans are required to verify their enrollment. Verification takes place the last day of every month for the period of certification. To verify, you have two options:
- Call 877/823-2378
- Visit W.A.V.E. online at the Department of Veterans Affairs Education and Training 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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.