Veterans Benefits

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible for educational benefits that can assist a student or their families attend Dominican.

In recognition of their service, the Federal Government and Dominican University of California offer additional financial aid and tuition benefits to service-members and veterans. Through the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon program benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation, and/or Chapter 35 benefits, military veterans can attend the University at little-to-no out-of-pocket expense. Students entering the military through the ROTC may also be eligible for tuition benefits.

These tuition benefits are separate from any other aid for which the student may be eligible from submitting a FAFSA. Service-members, veterans, or students who receive military benefits through a service-member parent can contact Shanon Little, Director of Financial Aid, for additional information regarding VA Benefits.

Students receiving VA benefits should also contact Business Services to let them know the student’s tuition will be paid with those benefits, as the disbursement schedule for those benefits does not align with our normal payment schedule.

Office of Veterans Services

For assistance with issues unrelated to financial aid, all Veterans are encouraged to contact the Office of Veteran Services (OVS). The OVS is staffed by Veterans who can assist with locating additional support services and external resources for their fellow Veterans. Please contact the OVS at 415.458.3705 or at veterans@dominican.edu

Other Resources 

VA Benefits Checklist

THE MARINE GUNNERY SERGEANT JOHN DAVID FRY SCHOLARSHIP
Open to: Children and surviving spouses of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001.
Amount: Up to 36 months of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at the 100% level
Website: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Fry_scholarship.asp

AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY GRANT
Open to: Undergraduate Dependent Children or Spouses of Air Force members.
Amount: At least $2000.00
Deadline: April 30, 2018
Website: http://www.afas.org/education-grants

THE AMERICAN LEGION LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP
Open to: High school students who are children of active duty US military, National Guard, and military reservists, who were federalized and died on active duty or who received an injury leading to a VA disability rating of 50 percent or higher on or after 9/11.
Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: April 9, 2018
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy