Education for Veterans

  • Student Services

    Top School for VeteransAt Dean, we are committed to providing military and veteran students with the best possible services available to support their academic and personal goals. Those services include:

    • Support with understanding and obtaining educational/financial benefits including certifying VA educational benefits.
    • Access and support from the Disability Resource Office to assist students.
    • A growing Student Veterans Organization comprised of military peers and resources to encourage the interaction of veterans and their families with the Dean campus.

    Transfer Credit and Credit for Prior Learning

    Individuals may be able to apply credits toward Dean College credits for military courses and college-level exams. Please request more information from an Enrollment Coach.

    Paying for College

    Dean College participates in the GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program.

    This institutional and federal match program is open to eligible U.S. Veterans and does not require that you file a FAFSA for consideration.  Recipients must be in a degree seeking, undergraduate program. You must contact the Veteran's Certifying Official located in Dean’s Registrar's Office to have your eligibility for this program certified. 

    The Yellow Ribbon Program is comprised of a Dean College Yellow Ribbon Grant and a federal Yellow Ribbon Match Award. You will need to complete an Enrollment Verification Form available in the Student Financial Services Office indicating your intended enrollment plans for the academic year for which you are seeking funds. Funding levels are very limited and available on a first-come basis. Funds will be credited to your tuition account once the federal match component is received for the semester. Students must maintain eligibility and renewal criteria as outlined by the Veterans Administration.

    Scholarships/Grants

    Student Veterans of America SVA

    • SVA/PNC Bank $10,000 scholarship 
    • SVA/Google $10,000 scholarship for majors in computer science or related field 
    • SVA-IPEF $1,000-2,000 scholarship for student veterans & dependents of service member killed in action 

    Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program

    A scholarship of varying amounts available to any volunteer who is age 21 or younger and has volunteered for a minimum of 100 hours at a VA medical center during the previous calendar year. 

    Financial Aid

    For more options regarding additional aid available to you at Dean College, please visit our Financial Aid website.

    Additional Military/Veteran Resources

    • Student Veterans of America
    • Veterans Posse Program
    • Essay Consulting Services
    • Veterans Education Success
    • FinAid.org: This is an independent (not related to Dean College or the VA) resource which includes a section on military student aid opportunities including student financial aid resources for individuals interested in pursuing military careers and for veterans and their dependents.
    • Veterans Administration: This website provides comprehensive information on the types of educational benefits available and who is eligible for them. Dean currently has both full and part-time student veterans and dependents of veterans using benefits. 
    • MA State Veterans Benefits: This is the veterans’ website specific to the state of Massachusetts. It includes information on benefits, employment and training, honors and records, housing, outreach and counseling, women veterans, and returning veterans.
    • MA National Guard Educational Benefits: Website of the Massachusetts National Guard. It provides extensive information for National Guard members in the Commonwealth under the Education link.

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