Veterans Affairs Benefits

Veterans of the United States military, their spouses and dependents are often eligible for educational funding through the Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 30), the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33), the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance Bill (Chapter 35), the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP, Chapter 1607) and other programs sponsored by Veterans Affairs. Wesley students who are eligible for these benefits should contact the Office of the Registrar at (202) 885-8650 or registrar@wesleyseminary.edu to establish a file and verifying their enrollment to the VA. Each eligible student must supply a VA Certificate of Eligibility before Wesley can certify semester/term enrollments. This Certificate must be requested by the student through the VA’s website at www.gibill.va.gov.

Click on the tabs below for more specific information about VA educational benefits.

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33)

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33)

Due to the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010  retired or non-active duty students may be eligible to receive VA benefits for tuition, fees, housing and books.  Please visit www.gibill.va.gov for more information about the available benefits.  For the 2012-13 academic year Chapter 33 students with 100% eligibility may receive up to $18,977.50 per academic year in tuition/fees at private institutions such as Wesley. Tuition and fees are paid directly to Wesley after the Registrar certifies the student’s enrollment status each semester or term.  Housing, books, and supplies stipends, when applicable, are paid directly to the student.


Yellow Ribbon Program (subset of Chapter 33)

Yellow Ribbon Program

Wesley is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33) program. Through this program, Wesley in concert with the VA make up any remaining balance in tuition or fees that Chapter 33 funds have not already covered, ensuring that eligible students receive 100% coverage of all tuition/fees. This provision is only available to retired and non-active duty students with 100% eligibility as determined by the VA. Active duty military are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon subsidy toward tuition and fees.  A limited number of Yellow Ribbon spaces are available to Wesley students each academic year. Presently there are 40 spaces authorized, divided evenly between Master’s level and D.Min. students.

Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 30)

Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 30)

The Montgomery GI Bill is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation. 

Anticipated Expenses

Many military benefits programs require schools such as Wesley to be as transparent as possible about costs of attendance.  Wesley's cost of attendance depends on course load and living arrangements. Here we have listed the maximum amount of anticipated expenses for a Masters student taking classes in the Fall and Spring terms (9 month academic year) in the 2013-14 academic year.

The following list is to be used to estimate your expenses for a 9 month academic year.  You may use these figures as a guideline for completing Wesley's Financial Assistance Application, available from the Financial Aid office.

Tuition      $540 per credit hour
Fees       $1,030
Dormitory Housing, Main Campus, MVS  $5,850 - $7,200
Apartment Housing, Main Campus, MVS  $6,210 - $13,680
Off Campus Housing Estimate   $14,400*
Family Housing, Main Campus   $12,600-$16,650
Meals       $3,200
Books and Supplies Estimate   $1,500
Transportation     $1,000  
Personal/Miscellaneous    $1,000

*Estimate does not include utilities. On campus housing includes utilities

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