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, more commonly known as the Choice Act, 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. The MHA for recipients who are 100% eligible for benefits is $1,646. 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 are made directly to the University toward in-state tuition & fees, or tuition and fees charges are waived. (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 $1,646. Active duty members and their spouses do not qualify for this benefit. Students may elect to take the MHA for the Charlottesville zip code or the Chapter 31 subsistence allowance. Books Stipend/Computer Benefit Costs for books and computer may be covered under Chapter 31. Students should consult with their VA Counselor to determine their eligibility for a computer and books. 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 $1,024.00 per month; this will increase to $1,224 for full time coursework on 1 October 2018. 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 $350 per month over the basic entitlement. Monthly Benefit Trainees under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve 1606 are eligible for a minimum of $369.00 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. Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA 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. Due to the Choice Act, most military veterans will receive in-state tuition for the Residential MBA Program as well. Filing for Veterans Education BenefitsFiling 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.Military Merit ScholarshipsVeterans are given equal consideration for merit-based scholarships. Additionally, Darden has several scholarships designated solely for veterans. Please visit the Darden scholarships page to learn more about what is available (for veteran-specific scholarships, please scroll to the bottom of the page).