Veterans' Affairs Programs

Programs for Veterans at Holy Family

Holy Family University is committed to making a private, post-secondary education affordable for all veterans and their dependents. Holy Family University is a longtime participant in the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Program. Holy Family University offers tuition reduction to eligible military veterans and their dependents for full- and part-time undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs – both on campus and online.

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From Nursing to cybersecurity, to Sport Management and Marketing, learn more about how your military skills can translate into your ideal career. 

Our Team is Your Team

Holy Family’s dedicated admissions counselors can help you to:

  • Transition to civilian life as a Holy Family University student 
  • Reduce out-of-pocket education expenses 
  • Progress in your course of study and receive ongoing funding 

Veteran Benefit Programs

Veteran students may be eligible for many different benefits and sometimes the decision to apply specific benefits may be irrevocable. Students are encouraged to use the VA GI Bill Comparison Tool to assist them in making the decision of which benefits to use for their education.

Explore the veteran benefit program that is right for your situation and your needs:

Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 GI Bill®

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

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals will at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.

For approved programs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The following payments may also be available:

  • For students attending Holy Family using this benefit, the VA will pay a maximum payment toward net tuition & fees.
  • Holy Family participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, which provides additional funding above the VA maximum allowable limits, for eligible veterans. Eligibility is determined by the VA.
  • Monthly housing allowance paid to veteran students enrolled in classes more than halftime.
  • Annual books and supplies stipend

Some Service members may also transfer unused GI Bill® benefits to their dependents.

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty

The Montgomery GI Bill may be the most common VA education program. There are four eligibility categories, with the most common being those individuals who entered active duty on or after July 1, 1985 and contributed $100 a month for 12 months and have an honorable discharge.

Chapter 35 – Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA)

Dependents' Educational Assistance is paid to dependents of veterans who have a service-connected permanent and total disability or died as a result of service connection.

Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve

This educational program is for members who are actively participating in the Selected Reserve, which include the Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard. While the Department of Veterans Affairs administers the program and pays benefits, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security determine eligibility.

Basic eligibility requires a 6-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve and satisfactory participation in required Selected Reserve training.

Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

This is an educational program for active members of the Selected Reserve called to active duty. While the Department of Veterans Affairs administers the program and pays benefits, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security determine eligibility.

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation (VR&E)

A veteran may be eligible for these benefits if they have a service-connected disability.

Learn More

Contact Holy Family University’s School Certifying Official, Assistant Registrar Jean Dixon in the Registrar’s Office at 267-341-3228 or email to get started.

Please note: Holy Family does not determine a veteran's eligibility for benefits. We assist in the communication of veteran student enrollment to the VA for purposes of certification and receipt of benefits.