Brown continues its commitment to veterans and their families by collaborating with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in support of the following programs:
- Post - 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
- Yellow Ribbon Program
- Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E - Chapter 31)
- Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
Prior to considering loans if needed beyond any veteran support, it is important for families to consider eligibility of federal aid through completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Representatives in the Office of Financial Aid are available to talk about financing options when considering loans.
Brown's Undergraduate Student Veteran Initiatives for 2023-24
- Brown will consider all prospective, undergraduate student veterans on a need-blind basis, eliminating any consideration of an applicant’s ability to pay from the admission decision.
- Yellow Ribbon Program offers will increase to cover 100% of mandatory tuition and fees for eligible, undergraduate student veterans and dependents of eligible veterans.
- Brown will replace all student contributions previously expected from undergraduate student veterans and/or their spouses with a combination of benefits from the VA, University Scholarship, and/or federal grants, fully covering the student’s Cost of Attendance each academic year. **This initiative will not apply to dependents of veterans**.
- Undergraduate student veterans and dependents of eligible veterans need not be a recipient of need-based aid to receive eligible benefits.
- Please note that student veterans are required to use any and all eligible benefits prior to receiving University funding.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about VA education benefits is available at the VA website.