Veteran Financial Aid Information
Several veterans' education benefit programs are available for use at Saint Xavier University to assist in meeting tuition, fees, and other education-related costs. Saint Xavier University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which meets 100% of the tuition and fee cost for eligible students. Detailed below are the veterans' education benefit programs available for use at Saint Xavier University, along with other financial aid information for veteran students.
Veterans who served on active duty, a minimum of 90 days aggregate or 30 days continuous if discharged for a disability, on or after September 11, 2001 may be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Funds can be used for tuition and fees, books and supplies, and housing costs. This program allows for 36 months of benefits and works in conjunction with Yellow Ribbon. Unused educational benefits can be transferred to the spouse or children of the veteran.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a supplement to the Post 9/11 GI Bill. As a participant, Saint Xavier University funds 50% of your tuition and fee costs that are outstanding after the Post 9/11 GI Bill is applied, and the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) funds the other 50%. Veteran students who are eligible for Yellow Ribbon can have 100% of their tuition and fee costs met using this program.
|*Tuition and Fees for 2015-2016||$30,920|
|Estimated Post 9/11 GI Bill funding||$21,085|
|Estimated VA Yellow Ribbon funding||$4,918|
|Estimated SXU Yellow Ribbon funding||$4,918|
*Total tuition and fee cost for a full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester) undergraduate student for the 2015-2016 academic year. Funds are paid directly to Saint Xavier University.
Saint Xavier University does not limit the number of students who can receive SXU's Yellow Ribbon funding or the University's contribution. It is available for all degree levels and programs of study at SXU.
To participate in Yellow Ribbon, complete and submit the Veteran Online Application (VONAPP) available online at the Department of Veteran Affairs, then bring your Certificate of Eligibility to Saint Xavier University so that your benefits can be processed.
Veterans who entered military service, with a minimum of two years of continuous enlistment, on or after July 1, 1985 may be eligible to utilize the Montgomery GI Bill. Funds can be used to meet tuition and fee costs, and allow for 36 months of benefits. It is generally available for use for 10 years from the last date of active duty.
Veterans who have been determined eligible by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may have access to the Vocational Rehab and Employment Program, which includes a monthly stipend and can cover portions of tuition, fees, books and supplies.
Post-Vietnam veterans who entered active duty on or after January 1, 1977 and before July 1, 1985, and contributed to VEAP may be eligible. Those who elected to have contributions made from their military pay, are eligible for a government match on a 2-for-1 basis. Benefit entitlement is for up to 36 months and must be used within 10 years of the date of release from active duty.
Children and spouses of veterans who died or are permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability, as well as the children and spouses of veterans who have been listed as a POW or MIA for a period of 90 days, may be eligible for DEA benefits. Benefits are paid for up to 45 months; monthly allowance is based on enrollment.
Students who are members of the National Guard or Selected Reserve may be eligible for MGIB SR benefits. The minimum length of service requirement is six years. Benefits are paid for up to 36 months; monthly allowance is based on enrollment.
Members of the National Guard or Selected Reserve who were called or ordered to active duty, for a minimum of 90 days of continuous service after September 11, 2001, in response to a war or national emergency as declared by the President or Congress may be eligible for REAP benefits. This program provides a monthly allowance based on enrollment, for up to 36 months.
Certain Veterans Education Programs are not able to be used at Saint Xavier University:
- Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG) Program
Available for use at Illinois public two-year and four-year institutions only.
- Illinois National Guard Grant (ING) ProgramAvailable for use at Illinois public two-year and four-year institutions only.
- Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)
Additional Financial Assistance
Veteran students may be eligible for additional student financial aid assistance by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By filing the FAFSA, Saint Xavier University will evaluate your eligibility for several federal, state and institutional scholarship, grant, loan and work-study programs.
Many businesses and community organizations offer scholarships to students. Individual scholarships have unique sets of criteria and varying deadline dates. Any organizations who share their scholarship data with SXU are listed on our Outside Scholarship webpage. Review scholarships specific to veteran students, as well as many other opportunities.
After filing for aid, Saint Xavier University will evaluate your eligibility and compile your awards in an award letter. Along with your award letter, we will create a Shopping Sheet, which is a tool that simplifies the results of your aid eligibility to allow for easy comparison among school offerings. This standardized form provides personalized financial aid information for undergraduate and graduate service members, veterans, military spouses and other military family members.
Your Shopping Sheet will list grant and scholarship amounts, along with net costs to you after this gift aid. This is followed by additional work-study and loan options to help meet remaining educational costs. Estimated monthly loan payments after graduation are detailed, should you choose to borrow. The Shopping Sheet also contains data on Saint Xavier University, including graduation rates and loan default rates, for your reference.
Once compiled, you will receive an email from the Saint Xavier University Office of Financial Aid, directing you to view your personalized Shopping Sheet online, by logging into your secure mySXU account.
Saint Xavier University's dedicated veteran team work hard to serve veteran student needs across campus. For questions or concerns regarding your benefits, aid eligibility or admission, please contact us.
For questions regarding veterans' benefits, contact:
Veteran Compliance Advisor
For questions regarding financial aid awards, contact:
Associate Director of Financial Aid
For questions regarding veteran student admission, contact:
Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Veteran/International Student Specialist