Even if you receive Veteran's Benefits, you can still file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We encourage all students, especially Veterans, to file the FAFSA to take advantage of federal and state grants.
Students eligible for benefits through the Veterans Administration (VA) should contact the Office of Financial Aid before registration to make sure all VA paperwork is in order.
VA determines your eligibility for benefits. The VA will pay tuition and fee benefits to the University on your behalf. Other payments are paid to directly to you after the semester begins and certification is complete.
For specific information and "to do" lists based upon status, click on the appropriate link in the left-hand menu.
While attending UB and receiving VA Education Benefits, you should be aware of the following Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) regulations and student responsibilities:
UB actively supports our veterans and their families by participating in the Veterans Administration Yellow Ribbon Program. UB's participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program provides additional funding to out-of-state students, 100% eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients who are not on active duty.
Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis; a maximum of 10 participants for the 2014-2015 aid year are provided up to $1000 per year which is matched by the VA (for a total benefit of up to $2000 per year).
To apply for the UB Yellow Ribbon Program, please fill out an application.
For any questions regarding Veteran's benefits, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.