EMBA - Tuition and Financial Aid - Military Benefits

Military Benefits

The Darden School of Business welcomes veterans, active duty members and their families. Military Educational 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. For Department of Defense contracts, please contact Student Financial Services and the Darden Financial Aid Office.

Additional information regarding Military Educational Benefits is available here.

 

  • In-State Tuition Eligibility

    All veterans must submit an application for Virginia residency.  Please note you must be residing in the state of Virginia in order to submit your Virginia Domicile Application.

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

    Information regarding the Veterans Choice Act and how to qualify for in-state tuition is available on the University Registrar website here.
     

  • Types of Benefits

    The benefits listed below are the benefits currently being received by our students.

    Department of Defense Contracts

    All branches of the Department of Defense offer tuition assistance for active duty service members and civilian employees while attending school. For Department of Defense contracts, please contact Student Financial Services and the Darden Financial Aid Office.

    Post 9/11 GI Bill®

    Eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill ® is determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    • Tuition & Fees
      For students who are eligible, the VA will cover in-state tuition and VA approved fees based on your percentage of eligibility. The VA will not cover the costs for case fees, room and board, transportation, books, computer and supplies.
    • Monthly Housing Allowance
      Eligible recipients may receive a Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) based on the basic allowance for housing for an E-5 with dependents for the Charlottesville zip code (22903). This stipend is paid directly to the recipient. Estimate your MHA with the GI Bill comparison tool. Active duty members and their dependents receiving benefits do not qualify for the MHA.
    • Stipend for Books and Supplies
      Eligible recipients receive an annual books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per academic year (amount is based on credit hours and percentage of eligibility). This stipend is paid directly to the recipient.

    Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits

    Chapter 31 provides assistance to 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
      Payments are made directly to the University toward in-state tuition & fees. The VA will not cover the costs for room and board and transportation.
    • Monthly Housing Allowance
      Eligible recipients may receive a Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) based on the basic allowance for housing for an E-5 with dependents for the Arlington zip code (22209). This stipend is paid directly to the recipient. Estimate your MHA with the GI Bill comparison tool.
    • Payment for Computer, Books and Supplies
      Costs for a computer, books and supplies may be covered under Chapter 31. Students must consult with their VA Counselor to determine their eligibility for a computer and books.

    Chapter 35 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Increased Educational Benefit

    Survivors and Dependents of Veterans who died or became permanently disabled through their military service may be eligible for Chapter 35 benefits. The maximum monthly benefit is currently $1,248.00 per month (as of 1 October 2019). This benefit is paid directly to the recipient.

    Montgomery GI Bill-SR (Chapter 1606) Educational Benefits

    Chapter 1606 benefits are available to members of the Selected Reserve or National Guard.

    • Monthly Benefit
      Trainees under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve 1606 are eligible for a maximum of $362.00 (as of 1 October 2019) in an Education Assistance Allowance. This benefit is paid directly to the recipient.

    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 visiting their website for more information.

    Army Reserve Tuition Assistance

    The U.S. Army Reserve offers 100% tuition assistance up to $250 per credit 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

    Darden participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program in which Darden, in conjunction with the VA, provides funding to assist with the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees. Executive MBA students are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program since the total tuition and fees are the same for both in-state and out-of-state students.   

  • Applying for Benefits

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

    Do not submit documentation until after you have been offered admission and you have paid your admission deposits.

    Students entering in Fall 2020 must submit a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) with a 1 March 2020 date or later.

  • Benefit Rates for Tuition and Fees and Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)
    • The rates listed below are subject to change by the Veterans Administration at any time.
    • Recipients may receive less than what is listed if a debt is owed to the Department of Veterans Affairs for any reason.
    • The VA does not cover the Darden Case Fees.

    Executive MBA Class of 2021 - Billing Semester Total

    Veterans' Eligibility Level for Benefits Total Amount of Tuition Covered By VA Total Amount of Fees Covered by VA Total Covered by VA Total Out of Pocket Cost
    100% $27,126.00  $2,714.00  $29,840.00  $2,420.00 
    90% $24,413.40  $2,442.60  $26,856.00  $5,404.00 
    80% $21,700.80  $2,171.20  $23,872.00  $8,388.00 
    70% $18,988.20  $1,899.80  $20,888.00  $11,372.00 
    60% $16,275.60  $1,628.40  $17,904.00  $14,356.00 
    50% $13,563.00  $1,357.00  $14,920.00  $17,340.00 
    40% $10,850.40  $1,085.60  $11,936.00  $20,324.00 

     

    Executive MBA Class of 2021 - Total Program

    Veterans' Eligibility Level for Benefits Total Amount of Tuition Covered By VA Total Amount of Fees Covered by VA Total Covered by VA Total Out of Pocket Cost
    100% $135,630.00  $13,570.00  $149,200.00  $12,100.00 
    90% $122,067.00  $12,213.00  $134,280.00  $27,020.00 
    80% $108,504.00  $10,856.00  $119,360.00  $41,940.00 
    70% $94,941.00  $9,499.00  $104,440.00  $56,860.00 
    60% $81,378.00  $8,142.00  $89,520.00  $71,780.00 
    50% $67,815.00  $6,785.00  $74,600.00  $86,700.00 
    40% $54,252.00  $5,428.00  $59,680.00  $101,620.00 

     

    Global Executive MBA Class of 2021 - Billing Semester Total

    Veterans' Eligibility Level for Benefits Total Amount of Tuition Covered By VA Total Amount of Fees Covered by VA Total Covered by VA Total Out of Pocket Cost
    100% $27,126.00  $2,714.00  $29,840.00  $3,920.00 
    90% $24,413.40  $2,442.60   $26,856.00   $6,904.00 
    80% $21,700.80  $2,171.20  $23,872.00  $9,888.00 
    70% $18,988.20  $1,899.80   $20,888.00  $12,872.00 
    60% $16,275.60  $1,628.40   $17,904.00  $15,856.00 
    50% $13,563.00  $1,357.00  $14,920.00  $18,840.00 
    40% $10,850.40   $1,085.60   $11,936.00  $21,824.00 

     

    Global Executive MBA Class of 2021 - Total Program

    Veterans' Eligibility Level for Benefits Total Amount of Tuition Covered By VA Total Amount of Fees Covered by VA Total Covered by VA Total Out of Pocket Cost
    100% $135,630.00  $13,570.00  $149,200.00  $19,600.00 
    90% $122,067.00  $12,213.00  $134,280.00  $34,520.00 
    80% $108,504.00  $10,856.00  $119,360.00  $49,440.00 
    70% $94,941.00  $9,499.00  $104,440.00  $64,360.00 
    60% $81,378.00  $8,142.00  $89,520.00  $79,280.00 
    50% $67,815.00  $6,785.00  $74,600.00  $94,200.00 
    40% $54,252.00  $5,428.00  $59,680.00  $109,120.00 

     

    Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and Annual Books and Supplies Stipend

    • 2019-2020 values for MHA (Active Duty Not Eligible) & Annual Books & Supplies Stipend (Charlottesville, VA 22903)
    Eligibility Level MHA Amount Annual Books & Supplies Stipend Amount (Based on Number of Credits)
    100% $2,535 $1,000
    90% $2,281.50  $900
    80% $2,028.00 $800
    70% $1,774.50 $700
    60% $1,521.00 $600
    50% $1,268 $500
    40% $1,014.00 $400

     

    Veterans/Dependents receiving benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® may be eligible for a monthly allowance for housing (MAH). Active duty service members receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill ® benefits are not eligible for this benefit. The MAH is paid directly to veterans from the Department of Veterans Affairs following each month of training.

    The amount of the MHA is based on the military's Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates for an E-5 with dependents for Charlottesville, VA. The Department of Defense adjusts the military BAH rate every calendar year (or 1 January) based on changes to housing costs across the country. Rates can either go up or down. However, Public Law 111 - 377 (the Veterans Educational Assistance Improvement Act of 2010) amended the effective date for the adjustment of the MAH under the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® from the beginning of the calendar year (1 January) to the beginning of the academic year (1 August).


    If the BAH increases on 1 January, veterans will not see an increase until their September payment for training pursued in August. If the MAH decreases, the MAH amount will not decrease unless a veteran/dependent changes schools or has more than a six-month break in training.