Military Education Benefits

Daymar College military education benefitsMilitary students who are serving on active duty or in one of the reserve or National Guard components and eligible family members may use their educational benefits at Daymar College. The links below provide further information regarding the individual benefits and opportunities available through the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  

The U. S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) determines eligibility of each student and program of study. Application forms are available at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.  Once eligibility has been determined by VA (Certificate of Eligibility issued), please contact the College Financial Service Office for additional information. 

In addition to the information we've provided, the knowledgeable staff at Daymar College is available to help guide you through the process. Speak with one of our experienced admissions representatives to get started. For further information on participation and eligibility, contact us at 877-258-7796. 

Veterans Education Benefits and Military Programs

Tuition AssistanceProgram

Daymar College participates in the Tuition Assistance (TA) program. The Tuition Assistance program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must be offered by schools that are registered in GoArmyEd, are accredited by accrediting agencies that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and are signatories to the current Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding (DOD MOU). For more information, please visit https://www.goarmyed.com/public/public_money_for_college-tuition_assistance.aspx

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

This is an education benefit for service members who have served on active duty for at least 90 days after 9/10/2001, or were discharged with a service connected disability after 30 consecutive days. An honorable discharge (character of service) is required for veterans. Individuals who are entitled to 100% of this benefit can have their entire cost of tuition and fees covered while eligible. For more information, visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Daymar College proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for all degree programs. The Yellow Ribbon Program provides assistance to veterans with 100% eligibility of Chapter 33 Post 9/11GI Bill® whose cost of tuition and fees exceeded the annual cap. Once the annual cap is reached, half of the remaining cost for tuition and fees for the fiscal year will be covered by the school and the VA will match the other half. Some degree programs may be subject to a maximum tuition and fee reimbursement amount per academic year from the Yellow Ribbon Program. Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program. Child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100 percent rate. For more information, visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp.

Chapter 30: Active Duty GI Bill®

Service members who have paid into this benefit while on active duty may have a significant portion of their tuition and fees covered. This benefit pays to the student, so you will need to arrange a payment plan with Student Financial Services. For more information, visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/montgomery_bill.asp.

Chapter 1606: Selective Reserve Montgomery GI Bill®

This program is for members of the Selective Reserve and National Guard who have enlisted or re-enlisted in the select reserve with an obligation to serve 6 or more years on or after July 1st 1985. In order to be eligible for this benefit, the member will have had to complete their IDAT (initial date active training). Chapter 1606 expires once a service member has separated. This benefit pays directly to the student; arrangements for tuition and fees payment will need to be made with your South University financial aid officer. For more information, visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_sr.asp.

Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

REAP is an education benefit to assist Reserve and National Guard members called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) for at least 90 cumulative days after 9/11/2001. This benefit pays directly to the student and can be used toward the cost of tuition and fees, so you will need to arrange a payment plan with your financial aid officer. For more information, visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/reap.asp.

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation

This employment program provides educational support to eligible veterans who are entering the work force. Veterans will meet with their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to develop an education plan. This benefit may cover the entire cost of tuition and fees. To contact a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, visit www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/eligibility_and_entitlement.asp.

Daymar Military Grants

American Pride Grant

The recipient must:

  • Be on active military duty, or
  • Be a Wounded Warrior*.
  • Have been honorably discharged.

The exact amount of the award will be based on an individual assessment of the student’s military and agency award. This grant cannot be awarded with any other military affiliated grant. The amount is not to exceed $4000.00 per payment period The American Pride Grant Program has a total annual funding base of $50,000.00 and is funded separately and apart from the operating budget for the College.

* A Wounded Warrior is any disabled veteran who has served since September 11, 2001, has less than 20 years of military service and has received either a Memorandum Rating of thirty percent (30%) or greater from their service Physical Evaluation Board or a VA service-connected disability rating of thirty percent (30%) or greater,

National Guard/Reservist Grant

The recipient must:

  • Be an active duty national guard member, or
  • Be a reservist.

The total grant is $250.00 per payment period for at least a half time enrollment with a $2,000.00 lifetime maximum per student. This grant cannot be awarded with any other military affiliated grant.  The National Guard/Reservist Grant has a total annual funding base of $50,000.00 and is funded separately and apart from the operating budget for the College.

Veteran Grant

The recipient must:

  • Be a honorably discharged veteran and /or Wounded Warrior*, or
  • Be a spouse/widow of a honorably discharged veteran and/or Wounded Warrior*, or
  • Be a dependent child, age 25 or under, of an honorably discharged veteran and/or Wounded Warrior*.

The exact amount is $125.00 per payment period for at least a half time enrollment with a $1,000.00 lifetime maximum per student.  The Veteran Grant Program has a total annual funding base of $50,000.00 and is funded separately and apart from the operating budget for the College.

*A Wounded Warrior is any disabled veteran who has served since September 11, 2001, has less than 20 years of military service and has received either a Memorandum Rating of thirty percent (30%) or greater from their service Physical Evaluation Board or a VA service-connected disability rating of thirty percent (30%) or greater

Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG)

The recipient must:

  • Be enrolled at the College in any approved degree program
  • Be eligible for Tuition Assistance and provide approval to the College prior to signing an Enrollment Agreement
  • Complete the Federal Assistance of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Title IV assistance
  • Remain eligible with the Department of Defense and provide the College a copy of the Tuition Assistance Statement of Understanding (TA SOU) each quarter

The student’s Tuition Assistance Grant will be limited to the fiscal year (October to September) cap of $2,656 and payment of grant will not exceed Tuition Assistance payment up to direct cost of tuition.The exact amount of the Tuition Assistance Grant will be based on an individual assessment of the student’s military award and other available funding.  The grant will be applied to the student’s account after the payment of federal and state grants, and military and/or agency funding. The Tuition Assistance Grant has a total annual funding base of $70,000, and is funded separately and apart from the operating budget for the College.

Spouses and Dependent Children of Veterans/Military Members Education Benefits and Military Programs

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MYCAA) Program

Daymar College also participates in the Military Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) more information can be found at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/.  MyCAA helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or Associate's Degrees (excluding Associate's Degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration) necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career Fields and Occupations.

Transfer of Education Benefit (TEB)

Post 9/11 GI Bill® to Dependents Eligible active duty service members may be able to transfer their unused Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) benefit to their spouses or dependent children, while on active duty. This benefit may cover 100% of tuition and fees up to a maximum amount per fiscal year.

Fry Scholarship

This scholarship provides the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) to children and surviving spouses of service members who have died in the line of duty after 9/10/2001. Students who are entitled to this benefit may have a significant portion of their tuition covered. For more information, please visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Chapter 35: Survivor and Dependents Assistance

This program provides educational assistance to spouses and dependents of veterans who have died or are totally and permanently disabled, as a result of their service, and may be able to assist with the cost of tuition and fees. This benefit pays directly to the student, so you will need to arrange a payment plan with Student Financial Services. For more information, visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp.