Military Benefits

Washington & Jefferson College is approved for Veteran Education benefits. Some programs also allow for the transfer of benefits to go to qualifying dependents. Determination is made by the Veterans Administration.

We have instituted a military policy regarding how funds from internal W&J scholarships, grants, and tuition waivers will be affected by the receipt of military benefits.

Leslie Maxin, lmaxin@washjeff.edu, is the certifying official for military benefits at W&J. Her office is located in Thompson Hall.

The VA contacts on our campus are:

We ask that all students with military benefits complete a Military Benefits Information Form for our records. Complete this form and submit it to:

Chris Shaffer
Financial Aid Office
60 South Lincoln Street
Washington, PA 15301
Fax-  724-250-3340

Available Programs:

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of accumulated service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

This bill will pay your tuition based on the highest in-state tuition charged in the state of the institution you will attend. W&J is a private institution with higher tuition, so the Yellow Ribbon Program will help reimburse the difference. A monthly housing allowance is provided, as well as $1000 stipend paid annually for books and supplies.

Post 9/11 education benefits can be accesses online through www.gibill.va.gov. Students must click on "eBenefits" and establish a premium account (if they have not already done so) and click on Education. All eligibility information will be listed here.

  • ROTC Scholarships

These scholarships are granted by the United States Army on a competitive basis. Scholarships for full tuition and fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend ranging from $350 to $1600 per month are provided. One and a half, two, three, and four year packages are available, as well as exceptional benefits for medical school. Students who are awarded these scholarships are obligated to attend training sessions and classes and perform military service after graduation. To learn more about this opportunity to receive funding while you are attending W&J and to serve your country, you may contact Sgt. Steven Berry in our ROTC office at (724)225-7024, or at steven.e.berry.mil@mail.mil.

W&J particpates in the Yellow Ribbon Program through the Department of Veterans Affairs. We will be offering a grant of up to $10,000 per year to any qualifying veteran of the US Armed Forces. For eligibility, please contact your VA Education Officer.

For more information about military benefits in general, visit Federal Student Aid.