Thinking of college after service to your country?
Here’s some of what Lyndon has to offer our Military Veterans.
- Lyndon is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program.
- In addition to the VA Education Benefit, additional scholarships are available.
- Application fee will be waived for veterans.
- The $200 tuition deposit will be waived when veterans decide to enroll at Lyndon State.
- Under the MyCAA program, we can offer military spouses tuition benefits up to $6,000.
- Full-time educational, personal and academic support counseling available at no extra charge.
- Veterans who are out-of-state residents pay in-state tuition rates.
- SAT or ACT test scores not required for admission.
- A full-time Veterans Certification Official is on staff and ready to assist veterans successfully receive the GI Bill Education Benefits. Contact Evelyn Franz, 802 626-6495, Evelyn.Franz@LyndonState.edu
The Lyndon State College Veterans Club
The LSC Veterans Club is for student veterans and others members of the Lyndon community who would like to support veterans and their families. It’s a great way to make friends and integrate yourself into campus life. The club was instrumental in developing the new Veterans Park and receives funding from the Student Government Association.
For more information on the Veterans Club, contact Thom Anderson, 802 626-6208, Thomas.Anderson@LyndonState.edu
The Lyndon State College Veterans Park
The LSC Veterans Park is a three-phase project to honor LSC students who have served in the armed forces. The first phase, a lettering and star design, identifies the park’s area around Fountain Pond. It was installed in the summer of 2012 and formally dedicated on November 12, 2012. The installation was made possible by the generous donations of members of our community.
The Veterans Club has begun fund raising for the next phases, estimated to cost between $4,000 and $6,000. Phase two will be a granite reflection bench overlooking the Park and Fountain Pond. The club hopes to install the bench during the 2012-2013 school year. The third phase, a series of plaques inscribed with the names of past and present LSC veterans, is slated for the 2013-2014 school year.
Thank you for considering Lyndon State
Don’t hesitate to contact Veterans Admissions Coordinator Bernie Hartshorn if you need assistance with the admissions process. 802 626-6499, Bernard.Hartshorn@LyndonState.edu
The Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program allows vets to receive post 9/11 benefits. Member institutions work with the VA to choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be covered; the VA will match the amount. Qualified veterans pay Vermont resident tuition rates and fees will be covered.
- Veterans are eligible for these resources if they are offered the maximum benefit rate for the post 9/11 GI bill. (Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for these benefits.)
- You are eligible under this program if you served at least 36 months of active duty after September 10, 2001.
- You are eligible under this program if you were honorably discharged due to an injury related to your service after serving at least thirty days after September 10, 2001.
- Veterans seeking resources from this program can not be active duty service members, or a spouse transferee of an active duty member.
- Member institutions can not offer this benefit to more individuals than stated in their agreement and must submit your enrollment to the VA.
More information at Benefits Of The Yellow Ribbon Program Page
The Veterans Educational Assistance Program
This program is available to veterans who choose to contribute a portion of their own military pay. The government will match the veterans contribution 2:1. The funds can be used for more than just a degree programs, including certifications, correspondence courses, and apprenticeships.
Veterans have to use this benefit within 15 years of discharge.
- A veteran would have had to enter the service for the first time between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985.
- The veteran would have had to open the contribution account before April 1, 1987.
- Be discharged for any reason other than dishonorable.
- Completed your first period of service.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The post 9/11 GI Bill has been recently updated with many changes. It has been expanded to include active service members of the national guard.
There are more, simplified tuition and fee rates for members and spouses of members attending a public institutions—like Lyndon State College. (There is a cap on tuition for members and family attending private institutions.) It includes a housing stipend for those members who are no longer on active duty as well as a stipend for books for active duty members.
Find more information plus scholarships at http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/Post911_changes.html
The Military Scholar Program offers financial assistance to service members, veterans, and their spouses to cover academic and/or living expenses while in school. You must be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private, 4-year accredited Institution based in the U.S. to qualify.
The application for this scholarship opens every spring. Find the application or more information at http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/education_resources/Tillman_Scholarship.html
More Scholarship Opportunities
You may be eligible for financial help from additional military scholarships, regardless of what degree program you’re enrolled in.
Visit http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/veterans.htm for more information on scholarships that you may be eligible for under the GI bill or based on the length of active duty served. The site also breaks down benefits by branch of service, relationship to military service person, and scholarship categories (e.g. athletic, minority, by state, etc).
National Guardsmen and women attending LSC can apply for GoArmyEd Benefits. For more information visit https://www.goarmyed.com
We want these first steps to be easy and stress-free. Some documents (non military/VA related) will be required in order to be accepted.
- If you are close to campus and your schedule allows, call the admissions office at 802 626-6413 to schedule an appointment. You’ll sit down with a counselor, and receive an application which you complete on the spot or take home to complete at your convenience. With the visit, the application fee is waived and all of the documents that are needed will be discussed.
- If you can’t come in person, complete the Regular Online Application. Be certain to answer yes where is asks if you are a military veteran and if will you be applying for veteran benefits. You will also be able to select an application fee waiver option near the end of the application.
- In addition to the completed application, we will need your official high school transcript, or a copy of your GED certificate. You will need to contact your high school and ask that your transcript be sent to the admissions office.
- If you are an incoming freshman, with no college credits earned, then we will need one letter of recommendation. The letter can be written by anyone outside of your immediate family.
- If you have earned some college credits, military or otherwise, have those official transcripts sent to the admissions office. As soon as the transcript(s) arrive they will be evaluated for transfer credits toward your Lyndon State degree, if they are approved. With 15 or more college credits earned, the letter of recommendation is not required.
- SAT or ACT test scores and the personal essay are not required.
Once we receive the required documents, everything will be reviewed. We will phone you to tell you if you’ve been accepted for the upcoming semester.
Questions or concerns? Call the admissions office at 802 626-6413 or 1-800-225-1998 and ask to speak to Bernie Hartshorn (direct line 802 626-6499).
Throughout your application, acceptance, and enrollment we want to make sure you know who you can turn to with questions.
VA/Post 911 GI Bill Benefit Administration
For questions or concerns with your VA/Post 911 GI Bill benefit administration, contact Evelyn Franz, our Veterans Certification Official. She will be your most valuable contact here on campus while you are a student.
Evelyn Franz, Veterans Certification Official
Office of Student Services
802 626-6495, Evelyn.Franz@lyndonstate.edu
Applying for Admission
For questions or concerns about applying and being accepted to Lyndon, contact:
Bernie Hartshorn , Admissions Veterans Coordinator and Associate Director of Admissions
802 626-6499, Bernard.Hartshorn@lyndonstate.edu
For any questions or concerns with your financial aid award, contact:
Tanya Bradley, Director of Financial Aid
802 626-6216, Tanya.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jody Card, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
802 626-6129, Jody.Card@lyndonstate.edu
For questions or concerns with your college transcript evaluation/audit, contact:
Heather Ring, Associate Registrar
Student Services/Registrar’s Office
802 626-6409, Heather.Ring@lyndonstate.edu
For more information about the Veterans Club, contact:
Thom Anderson, Assistant Professor, Mountain Recreation Management; Faculty Advisor, Veterans Club,
802 626-6208, Thomas.Anderson@LyndonState.edu