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Veteran's Education Benefits

Veterans Education Benefits (e.g. Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Montgomery GI Bill®, NYS VA Tuition Assistance) are available to eligible full or part-time Weill Cornell students who are active duty or reserve military personnel, veterans, or in some cases, the child or spouse of a veteran.

  1. To learn more about the Veterans Education Benefit programs, visit this website.
  2. Email the Office of Financial Aid (finaid@med.cornell.edu) to self-identify yourself as a Veteran student interested in using your education benefits.
  3. When you receive your certification of eligibility letter, please forward it to Becky Hertig, VA Certifying Official at beh2016@med.cornell.edu or finaid@med.cornell.edu
  4. Upon review of your request, your enrollment will be verified for VA Education Benefits.
  5. A Financial Aid Award Letter will be sent to you confirming the antipacted benefit allotment for the academic year. Payment is expected from the VA in 2-6 weeks.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Weill Cornell Medicine is proud to be a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.  The Yellow Ribbon Program is a supplemental program to the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Under this program, an eligible veteran student can receive up to 50% of uncovered tuition costs paid for by the VA with matching funds from Medical College resources.  Yellow Ribbon is offered on a first-come basis.

If you have general questions concerning VA Education Benefits, please visit their website. You can also email Becky Hertig, VA Certifying Official, at beh2016@med.cornell.edu if you have additional questions or concerns.

Download our informational pamphlet!

"GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”