At UMass Global we know how important education is to your career goals. We salute your dedication to serving our country by participating in programs that support you as a veteran and as a student.
Honoring Those Who Have Served
At University of Massachusetts Global we know how important education is to your career goals. We are proud to be consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. We salute your dedication to serving our country by providing higher education with military services staff ready to serve you in transitioning to civilian life.
Students can utilize the various Chapters of the GI Bill® to pay for tuition. Whether or not a student will have out-of-pocket costs depends on which chapter of the GI Bill® is authorized. Some chapters pay the education benefit directly to the veteran, while others pay the education benefit directly to the school. More detailed questions should be directed to the VA for the most accurate answers concerning specific benefits.
Yellow Ribbon Program
UMass Global participates in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) GI Education Enhancement Program, otherwise known as the “Yellow Ribbon Program.” It is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 that makes additional funds available for your education program without further charge to your GI Bill® entitlement.
- University of Massachusetts Global and the VA split the tuition expenses that may exceed the National Maximum per academic year, for Private schools.
- Students are required to be 100% eligible to qualify for this benefit
- Active Duty Service members and spouses of Active Duty Service members are *not eligible* for the Yellow Ribbon Program benefits..
Troops to Teachers
University of Massachusetts Global is an active partner with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel transition to a career as a public school teacher. The skills, knowledge, and experience one gains in the military are highly valued in our public schools.
Ways to Get Started
I don't know that there is a more significant role that was played in my mental health rather than Brandman*. With recent studies and reports of veteran suicide rates on the rise, giving us relationships with other with similar backgrounds and giving us a purpose and belonging, will go a long way in reducing this number.
As a veteran, I definitely encourage other veterans to seek out what services the school offers. And even if you don't think you can qualify for the advantage, at least ask. It's not accepting a handout. It's encouraging other members in the military to take part in the program.