Top 15 Military Friendly Colleges in Vermont

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Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Vermont

There are many military friendly colleges in Vermont. In 2017, 31 Vermont schools got Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 1,500 students totaling over $14 million dollars.

There are six active programs offering benefits for veterans’ education. All of these can 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 Vermont colleges, 83% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at Vermont colleges
Post 9 / 111,607
MGIB – AD53
MIGB – SR143
REAP0
DEA122
VEAP0

 

2020 Top 15 Military Friendly Colleges in Vermont

These top 15 military friendly colleges in Vermont are listed based on the total amount of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits awarded in 2017 and 2018. Most 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.

1Norwich University
158 Harmon Drive | Northfield, VT 05663


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $5.66M

Norwich University is the top military friendly school in Vermont. It has over 640 students who get GI Bill benefits. The Veterans Affairs Team understands the challenge of going from military to civilian life. So, they’re ready to help veterans, military service members, and their families.

Norwich participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of students up to $16,879 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 100%. And, the rate for part time students is 75%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $24,043
Grad: $12,014

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 80
Grad: 179

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 75%

2 Champlain College
163 S Willard St | Burlington, VT 05401


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $2.35M

Champlain College’s Veteran Services Office provides easy access to military and VA education benefit information and services. Plus, the school is home to ChampMilVets. This is the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) on campus.

Champlain participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergrad and grad students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 86%. And, the rate for part time students is 50%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $13,382
Grad: $5,369

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 178
Grad: 66

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 86%
Part Time: 50%

 

3 University of Vermont
85 South Prospect St | Burlington, VT 05405


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $2.08M

University of Vermont (UVM) is a Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). Plus, it offers UVM Student Veteran Services. This supports veterans and military students during college. That includes helping them to make a smooth transition to higher ed after serving in the armed forces.

UVM participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergraduate students an unlimited max contribution per year. 2 graduate students at the Graduate College get up to $5,000 each, per year. And, 5 graduate students at the Medical School get up to $10,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 67%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $18,998
Grad: $14,840

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 34
Grad: 4

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: N/A

4 Vermont Technical College
124 Admin Drive | Randolph, VT 05061


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.74M

Vermont Technical College (VTC) is committed to helping current and former military members with their college goals. The school has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families.

VTC participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 33%. And, the rate for part time students is 50%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $13,736
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 70
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 33%
Part Time: 50%

5 Saint Michael’s College
One Winooski Park | Colchester, VT 05439


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

Saint Michael’s College (SMCVT) offers a safe space for student veterans to transition from military to student life. The school is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). And, it has a recognized student veteran organization on campus.

SMCVT participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 50 undergrad students and 25 grad students an unlimited amount per year.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $27,544
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 21
Grad: 1

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

6 Castleton University
62 Alumni Drive | Castleton, VT 05735


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.28M

Castleton University welcomes veterans and is ready to meet their educational goals. The school has a dedicated point of contact for support services. These help veterans, service members, and families. Plus, there’s a recognized student veteran organization on campus.

Castleton participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 5 undergrad students up to $3,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,806
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 39
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

7 Middlebury College
Old Chapel | Middlebury, VT 05753


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.21M

Middlebury College values the contributions of veterans to the campus community. It provides advising, support, and resources.

Middlebury also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergraduate and graduate students varying awards. Amounts depend on the school or division.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $12,596
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 21
Grad: 1

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

8 New England Culinary Institute
7 School Street | Montpelier, VT 05602


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.20M

New England Culinary Institute (NECI) has a dedicated point of contact for support services for military students. These include veterans, military service members, and their families.

NECI participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of students up to $12,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $23,388
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 10
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

9 Vermont Law School
164 Chelsea Street | South Royalton, VT 05068


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.15M

Vermont Law School has a recognized student veteran organization on campus.

Vermont Law participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 25 grad students up to $15,000 each, per year. And, 25 doctoral students get up to $15,000 each, per year.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: N/A
Grad: $16,908

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: N/A
Grad: 14

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

10 Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College Street | Montpelier, VT 05602


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.12M

Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) has a dedicated point of contact for support services for military students. These help veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

VCFA participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 6 grad students up to $500 each, per year.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $13,377
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 11
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

11 Goddard College
123 Pitkin Road | Plainfield, VT 05667


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.11M

Goddard College is another military friendly college in Vermont. They have a dedicated point of contact for support services. These serve veterans, military service members, and their families.

Goddard participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 5 grad students in the MFA program in Creative Writing and / or Interdisciplinary Studies up to $500 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: N/A
Grad: $14,613

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 1
Grad: 10

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

12 Sterling College
16 Sterling Drive | Craftsbury Common, VT 05827


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.10M

Sterling College is open and friendly and includes people of diverse life experiences. That included military veterans. The school is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). Plus, it has a recognized student veteran organization on campus.

Sterling participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 10 undergrad students up to $7,500 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $18,071
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 4
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

13 Landmark College
19 River Road South | Craftsbury Putney, VT 05346


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.05M

Landmark participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergraduate students up to $20,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: Info withheld for privacy
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 2
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

14 Bennington College
One College Drive | Bennington, VT 05201


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.04M

Bennington College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: Info withheld for privacy
Grad: Info withheld for privacy

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 2
Grad: 1

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

15 Marlboro College
2582 South Road | Marlboro, VT 05344


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.03M

Marlboro College is proud of its veteran history. In fact, 35 of the college’s first 50 graduates were veterans. Veterans are an integral part of the community, and Marlboro deeply respects their service.

Marlboro participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 20 students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: Info withheld for privacy
Grad: Info withheld for privacy

# of Students

Undergrad: 1
Grad: 1

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

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