Various Department of Veterans Affairs programs provide educational benefits for sons, daughters, and spouses of deceased or permanently disabled veterans as well as for veterans and in-service personnel who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces after January 1, 1955. In these programs the amount of benefits varies. Under most programs the student pays tuition and fees at the time of registration but receives a monthly allowance from Veterans Affairs.
Since interpretation of regulations governing veterans’ benefits is subject to change, veterans and their dependents should keep in touch with the Department of Veterans Affairs. For additional information and assistance in completing the necessary forms, contact 1-800-827-1000, or consult their website.
Detailed information regarding the veteran population at Columbia and policies including the Veteran’s Readmission Provision may be found on the Veterans Affairs website.