What do your GI Bill educational benefits Cover?
Please review the Available Benefits and Counseling to develop a basic understanding of the various GI Bill Benefits.
- To use Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits you must apply to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Explore the Tuition and Fees for your program. Note that different programs have different tuition schedules.
- Explore Scholarships and Financial Aid (see below). We recommend completing the FAFSA.
- To determine your eligibility for internal grants, loans and scholarships you should consider completing the FAFSA.
- This will also determine your eligibility for Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized loans (money you borrow) and grants (money that is given to you without requiring repayment, e.g. The Pell Grant).
- Completing the FAFSA does not automatically mean you will have to borrow money. The decision to borrow and how much remains in your control.
- Veteran Educational Benefits
You can explore the overall cost of college with the Wright State Cost Estimator.
Here are some important items to consider:
- GI Bill Chapters 1606 (National Guard/Reserve), 30 (Montgomery or “Old” GI Bill), and 35 (Dependents Educational Assistance Program) do not pay tuition and fees. You will receive a monthly stipend.
- Flex terms and summer terms are reported as separate enrollments and can affect monthly stipends. Please see a staff member if you have questions about your program and terms.
- Certain financial aid can impact Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) benefits by reducing the amount of tuition and fees the school can report.
We do recommend completing the FAFSA as part of your process. Please contact the VMC or RaiderConnect with questions.
The following aid is deemed “non-refundable” and is subtracted from your tuition and fee submission to the VA:
- Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (tuition only)
- Ohio War Orphan Scholarship (tuition only)
- Private scholarships (based on individual scholarship agreement)
- Tuition assistance
- Fee remission
- Graduate assistantships
- Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) will not cover:
- Student health insurance-waiveable fee
- Student legal fee-waiveable fee
- Campus housing
- Non-resident tuition-please see RaiderConnect to determine eligibility
- Inclusive courseware fees
- Non-mandatory fees
- Admission application fees