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Military Benefits

Rewarding Service With Opportunity

Northeastern is committed to making education affordable for our military students. It’s why the university is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program at the highest level possible, and works to help every veteran and servicemember make the most of their U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits.

VA Benefits

U.S. veteran and active duty servicemembers are eligible to use their VA benefits toward earning an advanced degree or certificate. The main program available is the GI Bill®, which includes:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill — The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. The program offers a book stipend, and may include a housing allowance.
  • Montgomery GI Bill — The Montgomery GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits, which are generally payable for 10 years following a military member’s release from active duty.

For more information on VA benefits and how to use them in 10 easy steps, visit Northeastern’s Military website.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Northeastern has invested $2 million in the federal Yellow Ribbon Program to offer each student up to $30,000 per year, depending on his or her degree program.

All students applying for the Yellow Ribbon Program for the first time are required to submit the Yellow Ribbon Application along with their Certificate of Eligibility, which is provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Returning students do not need to complete an application every year.

Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program and how to apply by visiting our Military website.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at