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Students with Military Experience

Veterans, thank you for your service

Three males with Basil in a dorm room in 2019You understand better than most the meaning of sacrificing for the greater good. You’ll fit in great at Holy Cross.

Our small classes, inclusive faith community, talented professors, and focus on experiential learning (100 percent of our students serve and intern before they graduate) will ensure your transition into a post-military career is as smooth as possible.

We honor your experience—academically and financially
If you’ve already completed some college-level or equivalent coursework, Holy Cross accepts military credit based upon your American Council on Education (ACE) recommendation. An official transcript is required for evaluation; you can obtain one here.

Regarding financial aid, Holy Cross is pleased to assist our veterans and their families by offering our support regarding the use of their Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits.

Post-9/11 GI Bill
Veterans who’ve served at least 90 days of active duty service after September 10, 2001, and received an honorable discharge, will qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. To qualify for the full benefit, you must have served at least three years of active duty after September 10, 2001. Those who qualify for the Active Duty GI Bill, the Reserve GI Bill, or REAP* will have the option to choose which benefit best suits their need.

The Yellow Ribbon Program was established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (colleges, universities, and other degree-granting schools) in the U.S. to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the tuition and fee amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The institution can contribute a specified dollar amount of those expenses, and VA will match the contribution, not to exceed 50% of the difference.

Calculate your benefits and research approved programs.

For eligibility requirements, processing time schedules, and general questions, visit the Veteran Affairs Benefits Center website, or call 1-888-442-4551.

We’re here to help.

Please reach out to a member of our enrollment team if you have additional questions regarding:

  • The admissions process
  • Course credits
  • Financial aid
  • Scholarships

Each member of the armed services has their own unique story to tell about their journey. We’re interested in hearing yours!

Hiroko Harrison
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