Any student who is eligible to receive veterans benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs must apply to the veterans representative at the Registrar's Office. Such a student must submit a Certificate of Eligibility or Supplemental Certificate of Eligibility prior to the start of classes. Any change in credit hours, marital status, residence and/or attendance (including withdrawal from the school) must be reported to the veterans representative.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Since Fall 2009, Quinnipiac University has been a participant in the "Yellow Ribbon Program," which is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Yellow Ribbon eligible veterans who are admitted and enroll in an approved major can qualify for benefits up to the cost of of full tuition and fees. Quinnipiac University voluntarily matches a portion of the VA contribution through its grant and scholarship programs, not to exceed $15,000 annually.
Veterans should apply for these benefits through their VA Office and notify the financial aid, bursar and registrar offices of their pending applications, so their financial aid may be coordinated accordingly. The Office of the Registrar handles all VA paperwork for the University and all certification paperwork should be directed to the "Veterans Coordinator" in the registrar's office.
All Yellow Ribbon beneficiaries will be allowed to carry an account balance without penalty if they have received approval from the registrar, financial aid and bursar offices. For further information on veterans benefits, students can contact the VA Office or Connecticut Office of Higher Education.
Post 9/11 GI Bill
Eligible veterans may qualify for Post 9/11 GI benefits. While similar to the Yellow Ribbon Benefit program, there are no QU matching requirements for this program. Details on program qualifications.
Montgomery GI Bill
The Montgomery GI Bill is available for eligible veterans who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. Details on program qualifications.
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
Students at Quinnipiac University are able to take AFROTC classes at Yale University and receive commissions as second lieutenants. The AFROTC program is available to Quinnipiac University students at Yale University's main campus in New Haven. Through the AFROTC program, Quinnipiac University students, without paying extra tuition, can pursue a commission as an officer in the United States Air Force. The freshmen and sophomore courses carry no military obligation and are open to all students. Scholarships are also available for qualified students. These scholarships pay up to full tuition and fees, as well as money for books and a monthly tax-free stipend.
USAF 101/102 “The Foundations of the USAF” - Thursdays; 10:30-11:20
USAF 201/202 “The Evolution of Air/Space Power” - Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10:30-11:20
USAF 301/302 “USAF Leadership Studies” - Tuesdays 8:30-11:20
USAF 401/402 “National Security Affairs/Prep for Active Duty” - (will not be offered during the 2012-2013 academic year)
Leadership Laboratory - Thursdays 8:30-10:30
Physical Training - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 7-8:30
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) offers a commissioning track to all physically qualified students who are citizens of the United States and who meet other specific requirements. Army ROTC furnishes uniforms, textbooks and other related equipment at no expense to students. Successful completion of the program can qualify the student for a commission in the United States Regular Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
The basic and advanced courses each cover two years. The basic course includes four, one-hour lecture courses consisting of 50 minutes of class time and a leadership lab that requires no military obligation. The advanced course requires four, 3-credit courses that meet twice a week for 1.5 hours and a leadership lab.
Quinnipiac students can participate in Army ROTC through the University of Connecticut at Storrs by calling 860-486-4538 or visiting the Web site at www.armyrotc.uconn.edu.
Other Veterans Programs
Find a complete listing of other VA programs here.