15 Military Friendly Colleges in Connecticut

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Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Connecticut

There are many military friendly colleges in Connecticut. According to the VA, in 2017, 853 CT schools received Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 77,000 students totaling over $491 million dollars.

There are six active programs offering benefits for veterans’ education. If eligible, all of these may be used to help fund a college education.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • All Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program (MGIB-AD)
  • Educational Assistance for Members of the Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • Post Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

The most used benefit program is the Post 9/11 GI Bill. At Connecticut colleges, 80% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at CT colleges
Post 9 / 114,407
MGIB – AD102
MIGB – SR624
REAP2
DEA392
VEAP0

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VA

 

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These 15 military friendly colleges in Connecticut are listed based on the total amount of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits awarded in the 2017 / 2018 school year. All of the data cited from the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of these schools take part in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, the colleges and the VA pay the tuition and mandatory fees not paid for by the GI Bill.

1University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road | West Haven, CT 06516


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $4.16M

The U of New Haven was recently ranked one of the “Best Colleges for Veterans” by US News & World Report. This makes it a prime candidate for the “Military Friendly Colleges in Connecticut” list. Their Veteran Success Advisers assist military and veteran students from registration through graduation. The school’s Veteran Success Center is a special lounge and study space for military and veteran students. The lounge offers access to computers and free printing.

The UNH provides early course registration for military and veteran students and does offer credit for military training. The school is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers an unlimited number of students per year an unlimited max contribution each year, per student.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $21,607

Grad: $21,607

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 1,274
Grad: 250

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 83%
Part Time: 67%

2 Quinnipiac University
Mt Carmel Ave | Hamden, CT 06518


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $3.03M

Quinnipiac was named one of the best military friendly colleges in Connecticut for four year colleges in the country for veterans by Military Times. They’ve long been committed to helping veterans reach their educational goals. Quinnipiac accepts military credit for academic credit.

The school participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers 50 students an award of up to $15,000 per year, per student.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $29,739
Grad: $13,748

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 115
Grad: 42

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 75%
Part Time: N/A

 

3 Post University
800 Country Club Rd | Waterbury, CT 06723


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $2.30M

Post has been providing education benefits to military personnel and their families since 1976. As part of the school’s Military Program, they assign specially trained Military Finance Specialists to assist military members and veterans in using educational benefits.

Post is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers an unlimited school contribution each year an unlimited number of students. The school offers credit for military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,599
Grad: $4,258

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 578
Grad: 97

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 69%
Part Time: 73%

4 University of Connecticut
352 Mansfield Road | Storrs, CT 06269


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $2.12M

UConn has been ranked as a “Best for Vets College” by the Military times and a “Best College for Veterans” by U.S. News and World Report. UConn’s Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) helps military and veteran students to adjust to student life.

The UConn participates in the Yellow Ribbon Project. They waive the application fees for veterans and those currently serving in the military. This covers both the undergraduate application and the graduate school application. The University also offers credit for military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $14,209
Grad: $15,683

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 141
Grad: 62

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 88%
Part Time: N/A

5 Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street | New Haven, CT 06515


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.70M

SCSU is committed to meeting the needs of all its students. The Office for Veterans Students was created in 1975 to help the hundreds of Vietnam veterans flooding into college. This office assists military members and veterans with all aspects of student life. SCSU’s Veterans’ Center offers a meeting place with computers and comfortable furniture where students can study, socialize or relax between classes.

The school offers and participates in several tuition programs for service members and veterans, including tuition assistance, tuition waivers, and Tuition Assistance Top Up for active duty military.

SCSU’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program is limited to 50 students per academic year on a first come first served basis with an unlimited contribution per year, per student. Military training may be accepted for credit.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,457
Grad: $8,641

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 160
Grad: 34

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: N/A

6 Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley St | New Britain, CT 06050


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.55M

CCSU is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. The Office of Veterans Affairs assists veterans, service members, and dependents with the transition from military life to campus culture. CCSU’s Veterans Drop In Center is a place for student veterans to study, network, utilize computers. Students can also have lunch, share conversation, and participate in the Student Veterans Organization (SVO) as well as other veteran related activities.

The school offers credit for military training and participates in and offers many military specific tuition policies.

CCSU is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers 50 students per year an unlimited school contribution each year, per student.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,171
Grad: $6,905

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 171
Grad: 30

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: Part Time: 67%

7 Goodwin College
One Riverside Dr | East Hartford, CT 06118


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.30M

Goodwin College understands and respects the needs of veteran students. The College has a Veteran Coordinator to help military students and veterans with the resources and support they need.

Goodwin College participates in the Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Program. The school offers 50 students per year a max school contribution per year of $5,800.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $17,134
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 93
Grad: 0

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 100%

8 University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave | West Hartford, CT 06117


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.98M

Hartford offers a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families. They also have a student veteran organization. The school offers credit for military training.

Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program is available on a first come, first serve basis up to 100 students and offers a max contribution of $8,112.49 per year, per student.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $22,990

Grad: $ 6,845

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 51
Grad: 9

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

9 Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street | Danbury, CT 06810


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.89M

WCSU offers a full variety of degree programs, internships, and Veterans Affairs education benefits expertise. Their Student Veterans Organization (SVO) is comprised of student veterans who wish to support and serve other veterans. The SVO club offers four semi private workstations equipped with computers, a TV lounge, and snacks.

WSCU participates in the CT State Veterans Tuition Waiver program and offers credit for military services.

The school is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Project and offers up to 25 students per year up to $23,927 per student, per year.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $3,967
Grad: $3,163

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 74
Grad: 12

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 90%
Part Time: 75%

10 Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Ave | Fairfield, CT 06825


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.89M

Sacred Heart is dedicated to military heroes and their families. SHU’s Veterans Resource Center is a designated space on campus where SHU’s Student Veterans can meet with one another and learn about resources available to them both on campus and in the community. Hearts United is a student club that exists for the purpose of helping veterans and active duty military personnel. The Veteran’s Student Association educates the University community on life as a veteran and advocates on behalf of student veterans.

Sacred Heart offers several veteran discounts for tuition and offers credit for military training.

SHU is part of the Yellow Ribbon Program. The school offers an unlimited number of students an unlimited school contribution each year, per student.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $25,595
Grad: $12,049

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 55
Grad: 27

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

11 Wesleyan University
45 Wyllys Avenue | Middletown, CT 06459


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.89M

Wesleyan has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families. Wesleyan Student Veterans Organization assists military members and veterans with adjustment from military life to student life.

The school participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Each year, the University offers 100 students an unlimited max school contribution, per student.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $36,206
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 33
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 100%

12 University of Bridgeport
126 Park Avenue | Bridgeport, CT 06604


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.81M

Bridgeport is proud to serve those who have served. The Veterans’ Oasis at UB helps ensure participants the advocacy they need to succeed in the transition to life after military service. The Oasis features a study space, a computer, and an open lounge where veterans can relax, network, study, or socialize.

Bridgeport participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers 150 students an unlimited school contribution each year. The University also has tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Service members.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $16,895
Grad: $10,636

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 28
Grad: 32

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: N/A

13 Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham St | Willimantic, Ct 06226


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.60M

Eastern Connecticut State University helps veterans in making the transition from their military service to higher education. Eastern’s VA Certifying staff can assist veterans with obtaining educational benefits that are available to them. Eastern also supports veterans through their Veterans Education and Transition Services Center. The school offers credit for military training and experience.

ECSU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers 25 students per year an unlimited school contribution.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,020
Grad: $4,743

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 70
Grad: 5

Full Time: 90%
Part Time: 33%

14 Yale University
Woodbridge Hall | New Haven, CT 06520


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.54M

Yale connections to the military are long standing. Yale is one of the first colleges to partner with Service to School. This is an organization that supports veterans in their college search process. The Warrior Scholar Project, founded by Yale alumni, offers free summer academic workshops at college campuses throughout the country to enlisted veterans planning on attending college. The Yale Veterans Association (YVA) is dedicated to recognizing the importance and value of military service.

Yale participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The college offers an unlimited number of undergraduates up to $10,500 per year, per student. Yale University also offers an unlimited number of graduate students up to $9,000 per year, per student.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $50,182
Grad: $32,203

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 27
Grad: 50

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: N/A

15 Albertus Magnus College
700 Prospect St | New Haven, CT 06511


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.40M

Albertus Magnus College provides educational support to veterans, active duty service members, reservists and dependents of veterans. The Student Veterans Association (SVA) provides a safe environment for student veterans. This helps individuals transition from military life to the college community. 

Albert Magnus offers credit for military training. The College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering an unlimited number of students up to a $5,000 contribution each year, per student.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $11,409
Grad: $10,962

# of Students

Undergrad: 20
Grad: 18

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A

Part Time: N/A

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