Yellow Ribbon Program One Way to Help Veterans Earn Degree

March 11, 2009


Xavier University is committed to educating and supporting military veterans and their dependents. As a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, Xavier is dedicated to helping active-service military and veterans and their families earn college degrees. Military veterans and their dependents may take advantage of the range of Xavier’s premier academics, including traditional undergraduate full-time programs, adult part-time programs, weekend degree programs, or graduate degree programs. 
Xavier provides extensive financial aid resources and support, including:
Veterans’ Educational Benefits: Michael Svihlik, Xavier’s Director of Veterans' Educational Benefits, offers specialized support to veterans and their dependents about specific aid opportunities and eligibility requirements. For more information, e-mail or call 513-745-3942.
Yellow Ribbon Program: The Post-9/11 GI Bill pays up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition. As a private university, Xavier's tuition and fees exceed that amount. Consequently, to provide needed assistance, Xavier University intends to participate in the new Yellow Ribbon Program and work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to make additional funds available for your education. For more information, contact Xavier’s Office of Financial Aid at 513-745-3142.
Other Xavier Financial Aid Resources: To find out about other scholarships, grants and loans, contact Xavier’s Office of Financial Aid at 513-745-3142.
SOC members must be degree-granting institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the Commission on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and listed in the Higher Education Directory. In addition, the institution must meet appropriate Department of Defense provisions, be approved for educational benefits by its Veterans Administration State Approving Agency, and not be identified as having excessive student loan default rates. Schools must agree to SOC Principles and Criteria, which take into account the difficulties faced by military students due to their geographical mobility, and provide flexible policies and procedures that assist them in gaining the same educational opportunities enjoyed by their civilian counterparts.
Xavier has offered military instruction on campus since 1877. The University’s Military Science/ ROTC Program is nationally recognized among the 272 ROTC programs nationwide and has earned numerous General MacArthur Awards in recognition of successful cadet training, performance and GPA.