Yale is proud to welcome veterans and their families. Yale SOM takes a number of active steps to ensure business school is affordable for U.S. military veterans, and we’re proud to be named a “Military Friendly School” by GMAC.
Different Types of Veteran Funding Opportunities
Post 9/11 GI Bill®
The Post 9/11 GI Bill® provides up to $24,476.79 in benefits as of August 2019 at the 100% eligibility level. Payments are made directly to the University toward in-state tuition & fees (fees for room and board, transportation, books, laptop and supplies are not covered).
Estimate your benefits using the GI Bill Comparison tool.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, students who are 100% eligible through the GI Bill receive full coverage of Yale SOM tuition and fees through a combination of VA funds and a contribution from the school.
This benefit is available to full-and part time veterans who have at least a 20% memorandum rating or a 10% service-connected disability rating from the VA. This includes full payment for tuition, fees, and a monthly stipend. Visit the VA website for complete information. Vocational Rehab does not cover the cost of medical insurance.
Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)
A monthly housing allowance (MHA) will be paid directly to benefits recipients based on the basic allowance for housing for an E-5 with dependents for the New Haven zip code (06511).
Military Merit Scholarships
Veterans are given equal consideration for merit-based scholarships. Additionally, SOM has several scholarships designated solely for veterans. Please visit the U.S. Military section on the Funding Resources page to learn more about what is available.
Other Programs and Benefits
Yale SOM participates in all VA educational assistance programs; current and former students have taken advantage of REAP, VEAP, and the Post-9/11 GI Bill, or have attended the school while serving on active duty. For more information on VA education benefits you may be eligible for, visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website.
Yale also participates in the West Point Memorandum of Agreement, which provides reduced tuition for candidates who return to West Point after graduation to teach leadership. In addition, application fees are waived for military veterans.
In addition, application fees are waived for all U.S. military candidates.
Veterans on campus join an active and engaged community. The Yale SOM Veterans Club hosts community events and discussions throughout the year, and also serves as a point of contact for prospective students interested in learning more about the veteran experience at Yale SOM.