• The Darden School of Business welcomes veterans, active duty members and their families. Veteran benefits are managed by the University's Registrar's Office. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the University Registrar, or the Darden Financial Aid Office. Please use the subject line "Attn: Veterans Benefits" in the email message. For Department of Defense contracts, please contact Student Financial Services.

    All Chapters of Veteran Benefits are available to attend the Darden School of Business. The benefits listed below are the benefits currently being received by our students. 

    In-State Tuition Benefit

    The Veterans' Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 requires all public universities to offer in state tuition to veterans making use of their GI Bill within three years of their discharge from active duty. Click here for details. 

    For information about Virginia residency requirements, visit the Office of Virginia Status website.

    Department of Defense Contracts

    All branches of the Department of Defense offer tuition assistance for active duty service members while attending school. Please contact your human resources representative for more information. 

    Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill is determined by the  Department of Veterans Affairs. Depending on your level of eligibility, your benefits may include:

    Tuition & Fees Benefit

    Payments made directly to the University toward in-state tuition & fees (fees for room and board, transportation, books, laptop and supplies are not covered).

    Monthly Allowance for Housing Benefit

    A monthly housing allowance (MHA) paid directly to benefits recipients based on the basic allowance for housing for an E-5 with dependents for the Charlottesville zip code (22903). The MHA for recipients who are 100% eligible for benefits is $1,638. Active duty members and their spouses do not qualify for this benefit.

    Books Stipend Benefit

    An annual books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year paid directly to benefits recipients.

    Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits 

    This program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. Eligible Veterans may use these benefits towards post-secondary training at Business School. Benefits include: 

    Tuition & Fees Benefit

    Payments made directly to the University toward in-state tuition & fees (fees for room and board, transportation, books, laptop and supplies are not covered).

    Monthly Allowance for Housing Benefit

    A monthly housing allowance (MHA) paid directly to benefits recipients based on the basic allowance for housing for an E-5 with dependents for the Charlottesville zip code (22903). The MHA for recipients who are 100% eligible for benefits is $1,638. Active duty members and their spouses do not qualify for this benefit.

    Books Stipend Benefit

    An annual books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year paid directly to benefits recipients.

    Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Assistance

    Survivors and Dependents of Veterans who died or became permanently disabled through their military service may be eligible for these educational benefits. The maximum monthly benefit is $1,018.00 per month. 

    Montgomery GI Bill-SR (Chapter 1606) Educational Benefits

    Chapter 1606 benefits are available to members of the Selected Reserve or National Guard. In addition to the basic benefit, personnel with skills or specialties in critical shortage may be eligible for ‘Kickers’ of up to $400 per month over the basic entitlement.

    Monthly Benefit

    Trainees under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve 1606 are eligible for a minimum of $367.00 in an Education Assistance Allowance.

    National Guard Tuition Assistance

    Members of the National Guard are eligible for tuition assistance. However, each of the Armed Forces determines how to administer their own Tuition Assistance (TA). Current Guard members can get information by emailing the  Guard Support Center or by calling 1-866-628-5999.

    Army Reserve Tuition Assistance

    The U.S. Army Reserve offers 100% tuition assistance up to $250 per semester hour, not to exceed $4,500 annually per service member. Contact your local Army Reserve Education Office for assistance. Reservists may go to  http://www.goarmyed.com  to apply.

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    The Darden School of Business is one of the few schools at the University of Virginia to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a scholarship that makes up the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees. MBA for Executives and Global MBA for Executives students are unable to benefit from the Yellow Ribbon Program because the total tuition and fees are the same for both Virginia and non-Virginia residents.

    The Yellow Ribbon Program is intended to bridge the gap between the in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for eligible students. Although the Darden School is one of the few schools at the University of Virginia to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, students enrolled in the executive formats of our MBA program are unable to benefit because the total tuition and fees is the same for both Virginia and non-Virginia residents.

    Filing for Veterans Education Benefits

    Filing for Veterans Education Benefits at the University of Virginia is required of anyone who wishes to receive benefits while attending Darden each semester. Please visit the UVA Registrar's Office website for information about the required paperwork and timeline for certification.