Veterans Academic Benefits

For veterans and their families

Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®. (Chapter 33). This program helps pay for up to 36 months of continuous, full-time education at SPU. Your benefits may include a percentage of tuition and a housing allowance. Use this calculator to find out how much may be covered. (Enter zip code 98119 and pay grade E-5.)

Books, too. The VA also pays up to $1,000 per year for books and supplies. More details in the VA’s downloadable pamphlet.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at:

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Yellow ribbon

Yellow Ribbon. SPU is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, helping to fund tuition and fees that exceed the VA’s reimbursement rate.

Yellow Ribbon covers you if you’re discharged from the military and qualify for Chapter 33 with 100-percent entitlement. Not sure? Visit the VA website for details.

Once the Post-9/11 GI Bill reimbursement rate is met for the academic year, the Yellow Ribbon program provides undergraduates up to $14,000 per year for tuition — $7,000 from SPU and $7,000 in VA matching funds. The SPU portion may be provided through gift assistance such as merit scholarships.

Learn about benefits from other “chapter” programs.