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Financial Aid for Veterans

Building a chicken brooderWe make every effort to ensure that financial concerns do not stand in the way of veterans who want to attend Sterling College.

Understanding Veterans’ Financial Aid

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans’ Association New GI Bill Calculator will help you understand your benefits and your eligibility, including housing allowance for the Northeast Kingdom, books and supplies stipend, and more.

E-Benefits is the site that the VA requires all new GI Bill users to register with and utilize in order to track and understand their benefits. The Sterling College Financial Aid office requires veteran students to have registered and use this site as well.

The Vermont VA Education Assistance is for every veteran and his or her family in the state of Vermont; it is a one-stop shop for understanding your education benefits in the state of Vermont.

 

GI Bill

Sterling College accepts all applicable chapters of the Montgomery GI Bill. The post 9/11 GI Bill has been recently updated with many changes. It has been expanded to include active service members of the National Guard. Sterling College is a private institution, not a public one, so there may be a cap on tuition benefits.

We will need a copy of your certificate of eligibility.

Find more information, plus scholarships, at the GI Bill site.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Sterling College proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. We have no cap as to the number of participants in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The program is a dollar-for-dollar match program; this is an automatic benefit provided by the VA and Sterling College.

More Outside Scholarship Opportunities

You may be eligible for financial help from additional military scholarships, regardless of what degree program you’re enrolled in.

  • Visit OnlineColleges.net for the U.S. Servicemember’s guide to academic programs and aid.
  • Visit College Scholarship Online for more information on scholarships that you may be eligible for under the GI bill or based on the length of active duty served. The site also breaks down benefits by branch of service, relationship to military service person, and scholarship categories (e.g. athletic, minority, by state, etc).
  • National Guardsmen and women attending Sterling College can apply for federal tuition assistance. For more information visit https://www.goarmyed.com
  • National Guardsmen and women attending Sterling College can apply for state tuition assistance. For more information visit VSAC.
  • Visit Online Colleges Database – Veterans Resources. The College Database recently created a free online guidebook for military veterans and their families.

 

Questions?

Sterling College Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Email: veterans@sterlingcollege.edu

Phone: 1-800-648-3591 (ext. 100) or 802-586-7711 (International)