Veterans Educational Benefits

The Darden School welcomes veterans and their families. In addition to being a Yellow Ribbon School for eligible Chapter 33: Post-9/11 Veterans Benefits recipients, Darden also has merit scholarships specifically for U.S. Military Veterans.

In-State Status for Veterans

Current state law allows veterans to apply for in-state residency for tuition purposes immediately upon moving to Virginia. For information about Virginia residency requirements, and/or to apply for in-state status, veterans should visit the University of Virginia's Office of Virginia Status website. View the Virginia Department of Veterans Services press release for more information about this benefit.

Post-9/11 GI Bill

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

  • Payments made directly to the University toward in-state tuition & fees (fees for room and board, transportation, books, laptop and supplies are not covered)
  • 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
  • An annual books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year paid directly to benefits recipients

The Darden School encourages veterans to contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for further information and for an official determination of eligibility.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Darden School is one of the few schools at the University of Virginia to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Recipients of veterans benefits who are also qualified by the VA for the Yellow Ribbon Program but are unable to qualify for in-state status for tuition purposes, will receive a $5,000 Yellow Ribbon Scholarship on top of other Post-9/11 educational benefits. This scholarship makes up the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees.

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.

Military Merit Scholarships

Veterans are given equal consideration for merit-based scholarships. Additionally, the Darden School has several scholarships designated solely for Veterans. Please visit the Darden scholarships page to learn more about what is available.

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