Veterans Benefits

College of Saint Mary welcomes veterans and their dependent family members who wish to pursue their educational goals through our undergraduate and graduate programs. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 – known as the GI Bill® of Rights and The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the “Forever GI Bill®,” offer educational programs and financial assistance for qualifying veterans and their dependents. The Registrar’s Office will assist the veteran and/or dependent family member in using the benefits stated on the VA issued Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

College of Saint Mary is a VA-approved institution and a Yellow Ribbon Program participant. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Title 38 USC 3679(e) Compliance

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e) of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, College of Saint Mary will not impose a penalty on any student using veterans education benefits under Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment) or Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®) because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This school will not prevent the student’s enrollment, assess a late penalty fee, require student to secure alternative or additional funding, or deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities} available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution. However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to provide Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility (or its equivalent} or for Chapter 31, VA VR&E’s contract with the school on VA Form 28-1905 by the first day of class.