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The College of Saint Rose is a proud participant in the U.S. Post 9/11 GI Bill® — an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.

The benefits provided under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and the Yellow Ribbon Program make a Saint Rose education available to veterans and veteran family members, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Website at

FAQs about our participation in the Post 9/11 GI Bill

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) provides the following information about benefits:

  1. Payments are based on length of service
  2. A tuition and fee payment that is paid to your school on your behalf
  3. A Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) that is equal to:
    • The basic allowance for housing (BAH) payable for the zip code of your school to a military E-5 with dependents for students pursuing resident training
    • One-half the BAH national average for students training solely by distance learning
    • The national average BAH for students pursuing training at foreign schools
  4. Note: The MHA benefit is not payable to individuals on active duty or those enrolled at half-time or less.
  5. A Books and Supplies Stipend of up to $1,000 per year

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs suggests the following:

  1. Go to and apply today.
  2. Visit your nearest VA regional office to apply in person.
  3. Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have the application mailed to you.

If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to our Director of Veteran Enrollment Marty Dinan for guidance/help with the application. You can reach Marty at 518-458-5364.

According to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, you may be eligible if at least one of these is true:

  • You served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001.
  • Received a Purple Heart after September 10, 2001 and were honorably discharged after any amount of service.
  • Served for at least 30 continuous days (without any breaks) after September 10, 2001 and were honorably discharged with a service-related disability.
  • You are a dependent child using benefits transferred by a qualifying veteran.

Learn more about your eligibility.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® allows service members to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children.

Click here to find out how.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® can cover all in-state tuition and fees at public degree granting schools. But it may not cover all private degree granting schools and out-of-state tuition.

The Yellow Ribbon Program provides additional support in those situations and is available to all recipients that are receiving 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.

Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The head of our Veteran Center and Director of Veteran Enrollment Marty Dinan.


Phone: 518-458-5364

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