Financial Aid for Veterans
Types of Military Education Benefits
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID Info FOR VETERANS
Veterans may also be eligible for Title IV Financial Aid (Stafford Loans, SEOG, Perkins, Federal Work Study, and Federal Pell Grant). Veterans must apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov in order to receive this type of financial aid.
To receive full allotment of Title IV aid, the student must be registered full time (12+ credit hours). If registered less than full time, Title IV aid will be reduced accordingly.
Once the Financial Aid Office receives your acceptance to Westminster and your FAFSA application, DD-214 and Certificate of Eligibility, the Veteran will receive an award package outlining all of his/her financial aid and military funding (if using the Post 9/11 GI Bill).
If the Veteran is an undergraduate student and is not at 100% entitlement, and received a merit scholarship, the Financial Aid Office will cap the scholarship plus VA benefits at the cost of tuition, excluding fees. Students must be registered at full time enrollment (12+ credits) to be eligible for merit based scholarships. For example, if a Veteran is at 70% entitlement ($19,198 x 0.7=$13,439) and is eligible for a $10,000 Horizon Scholarship their financial aid award would look something like this:
**Application fee of $50 and $250 deposit will be waived for all veterans**
All Veterans must follow Westminster’s Policy on Satisfactory Progress. All students must complete at least 70% of their courses and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in order to maintain any type of financial aid, including military benefits.