Stevenson University Proudly Supports Service Members, Veterans, and their Families
At Stevenson University, our aim is to offer programs, policies, and resources that are flexible for our military-connected students. Our goal is to connect Service members and veterans with their benefits and assist in their transition to student life with the support they need.
Service members who decide to enroll at Stevenson University and wish to use Tuition Assistance benefits must receive approval from their Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within their military service prior to enrolling in any courses. Please see below under “Tuition Assistance” for more information.
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For questions about enrollment and benefits, financial aid, or billing, veterans, current active duty or reserve members, or their dependents can contact the following offices:
Resources & Information
What is the Post-9/11 GI Bill®?
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their benefits to dependents.
Through the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Veterans Affairs will pay a percentage of a student’s net cost for tuition and fees (after the application of any waiver, scholarship, aid, or assistance) to Stevenson, and makes housing and other payments directly to students. Stevenson will receive a percentage, as determined by the length of active duty service, up to $27,120.05 per academic year which is the maximum rate the VA will pay to any private college or university for 2023-24.
In addition, a student may also be directly paid:
- A monthly housing allowance (MHA) equal to the basic allowance for housing (BAH) amount payable to an E-5 with dependents, in same zip code as your school. *
- An annual stipend for books and supplies up to $1,000, paid proportionately based on enrollment.
*The MHA is paid proportionately based on your enrollment (this means the payments are prorated to the semester dates). If you are attending school at the half-time or less rate, or are on active duty or the spouse of an active duty member receiving transferred benefits, you will not receive any MHA. If you are enrolled solely in distance learning (online classes) you will receive a housing allowance equal to half the national average.
For more information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill, visit the VA website.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Only veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding. Active-duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty service-members may be eligible if the service-member is qualified at the 100 percent rate).
Applying for the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Students should submit their application online through the VA, using the VA website Education Benefits Application Page.
The VA will determine eligibility and will send the student a letter which will indicate their percentage of benefits (40-100% based on length of service), as well as the amount of time awarded.
For information on how to apply to transfer benefits to dependents, visit the GI Bill website.
Active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level.
Chapter 30, Montgomery GI Bill®
Provides education benefits to Veterans and Service members who have at least two years of active duty. Veterans applying for the first time will need the Application (VA Form 22-1990) and a copy of their DD-214 (Certificate of Discharge).
Chapter 31, Disabled Veteran’s Vocational Rehabilitation
Program students initiate their benefits by coordinating with the County Veterans Service Office and the VA. The VA sends the school an Authorization (VA Form 28-1905) for each eligible Disabled Veteran. Stevenson University then provides enrollment certification to the VA for each term.
Chapter 35, Survivor/Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program
Students initiate their benefits by coordinating with their County Veterans Service Office and UW-GB. The application (VA Form 22-5490) is available from your local County Veteran’s Service office, or it may be printed from the VA web-site. Give the required documents described above to the Stevenson Veteran’s Certifying Official who will then certify your enrollment and forward to the Veterans Administration Regional Office.
Chapter 1606, Selected Reserve GI Bill® (Reserve and Guard)/Montgomery GI Bill®– SR
Students will need to get a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE, DD Form 2384) from their unit and then complete the Application (VA Form 22-1990). Include a copy of the Kicker, if eligible. Give the required documents described above to the Stevenson Veteran’s Certifying Official who will then certify your enrollment and forward it to the VA Regional Office.
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level.
Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible Service members. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. Please notify the Student Accounts Office at email@example.com of your approved TA documentation.
Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding Flat Rate 2023-2024
- Refer to Undergraduate Tuition Breakdown for detailed costs. Stevenson University is a flat-rate institution for full time (12-18 credits) Traditional Undergraduate Tuition.
To comply with the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding for Tuition Assistance, the 2023-2024 breakdown per credit hour is based on the following calculation: Tuition Cost (36,940 per year) X number of years to complete program (4) = 147,760/ total number of semester hours to complete program (120 credits) = $1,231 cost per hour.
- Refer to Doctoral Programs for program rate costs. To comply with the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding for Tuition Assistance, the 2023-2024 breakdown per credit hour is based on the following calculation: Tuition Cost (18,206 per year) X number of years to complete program (5) = 91,030/ total number of semester hours to complete program (112.5 credits) = $809 cost per hour.
- Refer to the Stevenson University Online for details per credit tuition rates. Stevenson University Online is a program-specific tuition rate school.
How to Apply for Tuition Assistance
Service members who decide to enroll at Stevenson University and wish to use Tuition Assistance benefits must receive approval from their Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within their military service prior to enrolling in any courses.
First time veterans and dependent students should visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for instructions to apply for benefits. After receiving a Certificate of Eligibility, please notify Stevenson’s School Certifying Official (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Office of Student Accounts (email@example.com).
Active Duty and Reserve Service Members can find additional instructions for applying for and receiving tuition assistance benefits through specific service branches at the following links:
Maryland National Guard
Maryland National Guard Tuition Waiver Program
In order to apply, Soldiers and Airmen complete the State Tuition Waiver form and have their Unit Commander sign the letter. To receive the waiver, present the approved tuition waiver with a copy of a valid military ID at the time of registration to the Student Accounts Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRADITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE: Working cooperatively with the MONG, Stevenson University agrees to waive at least 50 percent of the tuition for MONG members attending classes at Stevenson University for the first six credit hours per semester. The cost of the first six credit hours will be based on the traditional undergraduate part time tuition rate. The 50 percent waiver applies to Traditional Undergraduate Students. This Memorandum of Understanding allows MONG members to be treated as “in state” and “in county” regardless of their place of residence, paying only 50 percent of the in-county tuition regardless of class size, location and number of clock hours the student is taking.
SUO ACCELERATED UNDERGRADUATE: The following 50 percent waiver applies to SU Accelerated Undergraduate programs. Working cooperatively with the MONG, Stevenson University Online agrees to waive at least 50 percent of the part-time, traditional undergraduate tuition rate for MONG members attending classes with SUO for the first six credit hours per semester. The cost of the first six credit hours will be based upon the traditional undergraduate part time tuition rate. In the event that the SUO undergraduate standard tuition rate is less than the 50% part-time traditional undergraduate tuition rate, MONG employees will receive the lower tuition rate.
SUO GRADUATE: In reference to Stevenson University Online’s Graduate programs, SUO agrees to offer a separate benefit to MONG members. MONG member will be eligible to receive a 20% tuition reduction upon enrolling in any of SUO’s Master’s and/or PostBaccalaureate Certificate programs.
DOCTORAL: This agreement excludes Stevenson University doctoral programs.
Military Withdraw/Call to Service
Stevenson University students who are called to active duty during the course of a term or session should contact the School Certifying Official at email@example.com to formally withdraw for military service.
Students who withdraw from the University for military service during the course of a term or session are eligible for a 100% refund of tuition and fees. Room and board expenses will be prorated based on the official date of withdrawal.
Students must supply a copy of military orders to be eligible for any tuition, fees, or room and board adjustments. Students receiving financial aid will be subject to the refund policies as provided by the federal or state agency sponsoring the aid. Department of Defense Military Tuition Assistance and Veteran’s Education Benefits will be returned to the government agency as required.
Students who have to withdraw from the University after the add/drop deadline will receive a grade of W or I, depending on the amount of coursework completed and the expected length of the absence.
From beginning to end, we’re here to guide you to the right financial path. Our mentoring and personalized attention, supportive campus community, career focus, and exceptional experiences in and out of the classroom are all part of the “Best Value” that we bring to your education.
If you are a current active duty member please be sure to speak to your Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within your military service prior to enrolling.
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 Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”