8 Military Friendly Colleges in Washington, D.C.

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Military Friendly Colleges in Washington DC

Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Washington, DC

There are many military friendly colleges in Washington, D.C. According to the VA, in 2017, 132 Washington, D. schools got Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 7,100 students totaling over $44 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 Washington, DC colleges, 82% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program # of 2019 veterans eaRNING aid at Washington, DC colleges
Post 9 / 11 17,561
MGIB – AD 1,004
MIGB – SR 675
REAP 12
DEA 1,188
VEAP 0
TOTAL 20,440

 

8 Military Friendly Colleges in Washington, DC in 2020

These 8 military friendly colleges in Washington, DC 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.

1George Washington University
1918 F Street NW | Washington, DC 20052


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $20.16M

George Washington University (GWU) is the first military friendly college in Washington, DC on our list. It has over 980 students who get GI Bill benefits. Plus, the school is home to a number of student groups for veterans and military students. The goal of these groups is to provide support and build community.

GWU does not limit the number of students in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Each year, they offer individual undergrad students up to $24,200. Grad students get up to $15,575. And, students at the Law School get up to $19,450.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 74%. And, the rate for part time students is 58%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $19,846
Grad: $16,033

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 348
Grad: 827

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 92%
Part Time: 71%

2 Georgetown University
37th and O Street NW | Washington, DC 20057


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $15.07M

Georgetown University has a strong history with the U.S. military. It is home to close to 1,200 military connected students, including service members, veterans, and families. The Veterans Office offers the resources to transition from combat to classroom to career. And, the school has several military student organizations.

Georgetown participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergrad, grad, and doctoral students various awards dependent on the school and division.

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 92%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $15,175
Grad: $15,884

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 108
Grad: 846

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 97%
Part Time: 67%

 

3 American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW | Washington, DC 20016


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $11.23M

American University (AU) is extremely proud of their Veteran and Military affiliated students. It values the perspectives, diversity, and experience vets bring to the classroom. The Veterans’ Liaison Network helps AU’s student veterans navigate college and achieve their goals. And, the school has several veteran student groups on campus.

AU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of awards. Each year undergrad students can get up to $12,600 each. Grad students can get up to $10,500 each. All Washington College of Law students are eligible for up to $16,679.61 each, per year.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 73%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $33,689
Grad: $19,162

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 139
Grad: 342

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 87%
Part Time: 67%

4Strayer University-Global Region
1133 15th Street NW | Washington, DC 20005


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $2.97M

Strayer University District of Columbia 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 67%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $8,999
Grad: $14,226

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 147
Grad: 116

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 38%
Part Time: 33%

5Howard University
2400 Sixth St NW | Washington, DC 20059


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $2.65M

Howard University has a dedicated point of contact for support services for military students. These include veterans, service members, and their families. Also, the school participates in the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. This provides contracts for financial help to medical students in exchange for an active duty service commitment. Students must serve in one of the Armed Forces.

Howard participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers all grad students up to $2,500 each, per year.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 83%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $23,671
Grad: $23,671

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 83
Grad: 29

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 86%
Part Time: 67%

6University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave NW | Washington, DC 20008


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.46M

University of the District of Columbia (UDC) has a Veteran Student Organization (VSO) on campus.

UDC 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 part time students who get military benefits is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,532
Grad: $6,613

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 68
Grad: 13

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 68%
Part Time: 39%

7Trinity Washington University
125 Michigan Ave NE | Washington, DC 20017


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.21M

Trinity Washington University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 50 undergrad students up to $6,000 each, per year.

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

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $15,785
Grad: $12,260

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 9
Grad: 6

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 74%
Part Time: 40%

8Bennett Career Institute
700 Monroe Street N.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20017


Bennett Career Institute offers programs such as cosmetology, barbering, makeup up artistry, hair braiding and esthetics. The school takes part in the Federal Student Aid program. As a result, financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.13M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: 11,822
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: 56
Part Time: 56%

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