25 Military Friendly Colleges in New Jersey

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Military Friendly Colleges in New Jersey

Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in New Jersey

There are many military friendly colleges in New Jersey. According to the VA, in 2017, 195 New Jersey schools got Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 7,181 students totaling nearly $52 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 New Jersey colleges, 79% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at New Jersey colleges
Post 9 / 117,521
MGIB – AD97
MIGB – SR1,179
REAP3
DEA732
VEAP0

 

25 Military Friendly Colleges in New Jersey

These 25 military friendly colleges in New Jersey 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.

1 Rutgers University-New Brunswick
83 Somerset St | New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $3.31M

Rutgers University offers many resourced for veterans. There’s a veterans’ center for socializing. The Rutgers Veterans House is a place for veterans from across the university to connect. And, there’s an office to help process military education benefits. Military training can be used for credit. But, this option may not be available in some of the Rutgers professional schools.

Rutgers University – New Brunswick is part of the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers up to 105 undergrad students per year a max school annual contribution of $7,022. Up to 15 grad students could get up to $7,555.

The retention rate for full time students who got military benefits is 87%. And, the rate for part time students in 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,359
Grad: $6,644

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 398
Grad: 118

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 93%
Part Time: 100%

 

2 Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Rd | Glassboro, NJ 08028


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $2M

Rowan University is home to a Military Services office. This helps military affiliated students transition to campus life. The Veteran Student Organization (VSO) is a student social group for military veterans. It promotes communication between student civilians and veterans.

At Rowan, retention rates for full time students in 89% and 40% for part time students.

Plus, Rowan offers a scholarship for veteran students and their dependents. This reduces tuition by 20%. The school may provide credit for military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $10,592
Grad: $7,721

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 176
Grad: 18

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 83%
Part Time: 55%

3Rutgers University-Camden


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.82M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $11,134
Grad: $16,378

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 98
Grad: 45

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 85%
Part Time: 75%

4Rutgers University-Newark


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.79M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,165
Grad: $8,524

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 165
Grad: 91

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 83%
Part Time: 25%

5 Montclair State University
1 Normal Ave | Montclair, NJ 07043


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.65M

Montclair University is home to an office of Veteran and Military Resources. This helps military affiliated students with the resources they need to succeed. And, the school has a Veteran to Veteran (V2V) Peer Mentorship Program. This helps new veterans adapt to the University.

Full time students at Montclair have an 81% retention rate. And, part time students have a 25% retention rate.

Montclair University may offer credit for military training. The University offers up to 8 undergrad and 2 grad students each year with an unlimited annual school contribution

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $11,492
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 144
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 80%
Part Time: 42%

6Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.13M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $12,809
Grad: $8,819

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 56
Grad: 47

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 73%
Part Time: 38%

7 Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Rd | Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.02M

Rider University opened its doors to veterans and military service members in 1865. Civil War veterans formed most of Rider’s first class of students. The Veteran Affairs Office at Rider will help you apply for benefits. And, the Rider University Veterans Association may be a great way to build a network of fellow veterans.

Rider participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers awards to unlimited undergrad and grad students. Rider will contribute the full amount of the remaining 50% of all tuition and fees after the VA benefit is applied.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $25,593
Grad: $13,877

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 38
Grad: 4

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 77%
Part Time: 25%

8Lincoln Technical Institute-Union


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.99M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $11,350
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 88
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 72%
Part Time: 88%

9Pennco Tech-Blackwood


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.97M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $15,715
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 62
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 77%
Part Time: 59%

10 Berkeley College-Woodland Park
44 Rifle Camp Rd | Woodland Park, NJ 07424


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.96M

Berkeley College has a long tradition of commitment to veterans and military students. The school is listed as a Principles of Excellence institution with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. And, the college is home to the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs. This helps students adjust to civilian and professional life.

Another potential benefit? The College may offer credit for military training and experience. Retention rates for those with military education benefits are 83% for full time students and 100% for part time students.

Berkeley offers the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship to all eligible recipients. This covers 100% of undergrad tuition and fees not covered by federal and state grants. The school also offers a stipend of up to $1,000 per year for books and supplies.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $18,110
Grad: $6,705

# of Students

Undergrad: 51
Grad: 6

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 60%
Part Time: 100%

11 New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights | Newark, NJ 07102


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.96M

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 7 students per year an unlimited tuition benefit. And, the Institute may offer credit for military training and experience. NJIT has a 100% retention rate for full time students.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,352
Grad: $8,058

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 98
Grad: 30

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 88%
Part Time: 55%

12 Rowan College at Burlington County


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.87M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,295
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 382
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 65%
Part Time: 40%

13 William Paterson University of New Jersey
300 Pompton Rd | Wayne, NJ 07470


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.75M

William Paterson is a military friendly college in New Jersey. The University’s Office of Veterans Affairs helps to provide a strong sense of community for veteran and military students. Veterans may qualify for credit for military training and experience. The retention rate for full time students is 72%.

The University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 10 undergrad and 10 grad students an unlimited school contribution each year.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,887
Grad: $11,339

# of Students

Undergrad: 69
Grad: 6

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 69%
Part Time: 33%

14 Kean University
1000 Morris Ave | Union, NJ 07083


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.69M

Kean University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Each year, the school offers 25 students a max school contribution per year of $4,000.

The Office of Veterans’ Student Services has transition services for veterans, service members, and dependents. And, Kean may offer credit for military training and experience. Retention rates for students receiving military education benefits are 80% for full time and 100% for part time attendees.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,298
Grad: $8,757

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 102
Grad: 6

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 74%
Part Time: 24%

15 Lincoln Technical Institute-Mahwah


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.63M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,956
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 64
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 78%
Part Time: 69%

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