Hollins University has been a certified benefits school with the Department of Veterans Affairs for more than 15 years. We are proud to be a part of the Yellow Ribbon Program network, providing additional benefits to Veterans, or their dependents, who qualify for the Post - 9/11 GI Bill.
Members of the military should contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine individual eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) and Yellow Ribbon Program, or any of the other chapters under the GI Bill. Once eligibility has been determined by the VA, a qualifying individual should present the appropriate documentation to Janice Bishop in the Registrar's Office at Hollins University (You can contact Janice at email@example.com or 540-362-6243.) Once Hollins has received the appropriate documentation and the eligible student has been accepted for admission, we will help facilitate appropriate next steps.
Beginning August 1, 2009, the educational benefits available to our nation's veterans were substantially increased under the provisions of the "Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act." The new law provides for payment of tuition and fees, a housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies for eligible veterans who have served on active military duty since September 11, 2001. For enrollment beginning August 1, 2013, the maximum tuition and fees benefit for students at a private institution is $19,198.31. Additional benefits are available under the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (based on service requirements, visit the GI Bill Website for eligibility guidelines) are eligible to take advantage of the Yellow Ribbon Program. You may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program if:
Beginning August 1, 2013, the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay up to $19,198.31 for the 2013-14 academic year.
The Yellow Ribbon Program allows colleges with tuition charges greater than $19,198.31 per academic year to enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to share remaining tuition costs. Hollins University has entered into such an agreement, offering to award up to $7,700 per academic year per eligible student for tuition cost, which with an identical match by the VA, in most cases will provide a grant large enough to cover the full cost of tuition and fees for a Yellow Ribbon-eligible veteran (or his/her eligible dependent).
The Post-9/11 GI Bill also provides a monthly housing allowance for an eligible veteran (or his/her eligible dependent). Information about how to calculate this amount can be found under the Post-9/11 GI Bill information link on the GI Bill Website.
For information about the other GI Bill chapters, as well as complete information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program, please visit the GI Bill Website or call 888-442-4551 to speak with a veterans' benefits counselor. Details regarding Transferability of Post-9/11 Bill Benefits to dependents and a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions can also be found on the GI Bill Website.
If you have additional questions about the education benefits offered to veterans at Hollins University, please contact Janice Bishop, the benefits certifying official, in the Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-362-6243.
Hollins University complies fully with requirements for Readmission of Veterans as defined in the "Higher Education Opportunity Act." Any student providing the requisite documentation of eligibility and readmitted to Hollins under the terms of the statute will return with the same academic status as when last in attendance. Re-admittance is guaranteed up to five years as long as the veteran has not been dishonorably discharged. Service members separating from the military under certain conditions (including veterans receiving a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge, or who are sentenced in a court-martial) are not eligible for readmission under the terms of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Those individuals may seek return to the University under the academic policies applicable to all students.