Financial Aid for Veterans

Marlboro College is proud of its history of being founded by World War II veterans who wanted an academic institution that operated as a dynamic community of individuals. We continue to welcome veterans, and partake in all financial aid programs that will make their participation more financially feasible.

Marlboro College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program as part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. However, only veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding. It’s also important to note that enrolling students who are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program will not be considered for merit and admissions scholarships.

Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans

Marlboro College welcomes veterans and is pleased to be a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Through a matching agreement between Marlboro and the Veterans Administration, this program can help subsidize college costs for eligible veterans and their families beyond the benefits of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. If you are a veteran entitled to the maximum benefit rate, the following are steps that you and Marlboro College shall follow regarding Yellow Ribbon Program scholarship benefits.

  • The student applies and is accepted for admissions to Marlboro College, and plans to enroll at the college full-time.

  • The student provides the admissions office with a copy of their veteran’s eligibility letter from the Veterans Administration.

  • The admissions and financial aid offices will confirm eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program and select scholarship recipients.

  • The college admissions office will notify the student in writing if they have been selected for a scholarship.

  • The student completes the veteran’s application for benefits.

  • The student must have paid their enrollment deposit to the college and their student account must be in good standing.

  • The financial aid office will calculate a financial aid award for the student that will include the Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship. An award letter will be provided to the student.

  • The scholarship may be renewable if: the college continues to participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program; the student remains eligible for the benefit with the VA; and the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

  • Not that enrolling students who are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program will not be considered for merit and admissions scholarships.

See our policy on other VA benefits, or for additional information regarding veterans benefits please visit the VA website or call the toll-free help line at 1-888-442-4551.

Veteran Benefits other than Yellow Ribbon Program

Even if you are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, if you are a veteran you may be entitled to benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The following are steps that the you and Marlboro College shall follow to apply for veteran’s benefits.

  • The student applies and is accepted for admissions to the Marlboro College.

  • The student completes the veteran’s application for benefits.

  • The student must have paid their enrollment deposit to the college and their student account must be in good standing.

  • The student notifies the registrar’s office that they plan to receive benefits.

  • The registrar will complete the VA college enrollment form and submit it to the VA by the college’s add/drop deadline.

To ensure eligibility to veteran’s benefits, the student must:

  • Provide the student accounts office with a copy of their letter from the VA detailing their monthly veteran’s benefits.

  • Complete and submit all health forms required by the total health center.

  • Complete and submit all documents and forms required by the financial aid office.

  • Read and acknowledge the online student billing information acknowledgement from the student accounts office.

  • Meet all deadlines for the registrar’s office.

A student receiving veteran benefits can elect to turn over their monthly benefits toward tuition and fees at the college. If a student selects this option, the student agrees to present the check to the student accounts office within three business days from the date they receive the check. If the student receives direct deposit they would issue a check payable to Marlboro College within three days from the date the deposit. These payment will be posted to the student account and the anticipated credit will be reduced by the same amount until all benefits each semester are received.