Student Financial Services


Veterans and Active Duty Military Financial Aid Steps

Adelphi, which was recently ranked the No. 45 best college for veteran students in the country by U.S. News and World Report, offers exceptional benefits and resources for veterans and active duty military. Follow the list below  to see what you can take advantage of and download the Tip Sheet for Military and Veterans from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.


Not all veterans receive the same benefits.
The Veteran’s Administration (VA) determines the type, amount and length of benefits the veteran will receive.
The percentage of benefits received is determined based on length of service.  The maximum length of benefits is 36 months (essentially four full-time years).
VA benefits are calculated after all other awards (except Tuition Assistance Program) have been applied to the student’s account.
The majority of veterans currently enrolled are covered under Chapter 33.

  • Students whose designation is Chapter 33/Post 9-11 will receive up to 100 percent of the annual maximum benefit (not 100 percent of tuition and fees) based on the number of credits for which they register.

Yellow Ribbon

The Yellow Ribbon designation applies only to veterans whose benefits are at 100 percent. However, not all 100 percent of veterans are eligible for Yellow Ribbon benefits. The VA determines who is eligible for Yellow Ribbon.
The Yellow Ribbon designation does not guarantee that the student will receive the extra funding.
Eligibility for Yellow Ribbon funding is determined based on the student’s other aid and if a balance remains after other aid and benefits are applied.
The maximum benefit under Yellow Ribbon is $2,500 from the VA matched by $2,500 from the University, but in combination with other VA benefits and financial aid awards cannot exceed the total of tuition and required fees.

Rules and Responsibilities

Benefits are applicable to the cost of tuition, required university fees and applicable course fees.
Not all veteran’s benefits are paid directly to the school. If the student receives the payment for tuition and fees it is his or her responsibility to make sure the school is paid.
Veterans whose tuition and fees are not fully covered by scholarships and grants and VA benefits are responsible for payment of the difference.
Veterans may receive refunds of Pell (and loans) if the total of Pell (and/or loans) plus scholarship and grant monies plus VA benefits exceeds the total tuition and fees for the semester.
All changes in enrollment will be reported to the VA by the Office of the University Registrar. This may result in a change in VA benefits.
If there is an over-payment by the VA, the University must wait until we receive a Debt Management Letter before we return any funds. If the letter is not received in nine months, any credit may be refunded to the student and the VA will then seek repayment from the student.
If a student drops or withdraws after the VA has made payment, the VA allows the university to keep the payment and will seek return of funds from the student.

Questions about military benefits?

For general information, contact Jaime Pober in University College at 516. 877.3414. For the Office of the University Registrar, contact Dyane Hill Boone at 516.877.3316.

The information contained on this site is subject to change without notice.
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