You may be eligible for grants and loans no matter your eligibility for military benefits. You do not have to accept the loans, but there may be forms of aid that you do not have to pay back.
The majority of military benefit programs are not built to outright finance your education. The only exception could be the Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as the "Yellow Ribbon Program," which pays you the lower of either the actual tuition and fees or the national maximum per year for a private school like Suffolk University (Suffolk is committed to enabling eligible veterans to cover the full cost of tuition, fees, and books in any University degree program.) Please contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to determine if you meet eligibility requirements and to learn more about available benefits.
Veterans, dependents, and spouses must apply for educational benefits through the VA. Dependents and spouses wishing to apply for the Post-9/11 GI Bill must have the veteran first transfer benefits to them through the TEB form.
You can apply for benefits in one of the following two ways:
More information on veterans benefits at Suffolk.
Information for active duty military:
Once you receive approval, please contact your veteran certifying official.
In addition to federal aid and veterans benefits programs, you may apply for grants and scholarships from Suffolk. Students who are eligible for veterans educational benefits which completely cover their tuition costs are typically not eligible for other forms of institutional aid. Please check with the financial aid office for clarification.