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Veteran's Information

Loyola University New Orleans is proud to assist our nation's veterans with completion of their degree. Once admitted, students should provide their Certificate of Eligibility to Kathy Gros, our Certifiying Official and Director of Student Records.   Mrs. Gros will act as the liaison between you, the university and Veterans Administration.

Student Veteran's Organization

A traditional Loyola student and an incoming student veteran may only be separated in age by a handful of years.  However, the life experiences by both types of student can be vastly different.  By having a student organization dedicated to bringing veterans together, Loyola University provides an easier social transition from active duty servicemember to college student.

The Loyola Student Veteran's Organization ensures an easier transition by providing an environment where prior service students can closely interact with their peers.  Through the organization, members will have an opportunity to meet with other veterans and share their experiences with one another.  They will also have an opportunity to learn about the various support services and resources available at Loyola University.  Events or other volunteer opportunities will also be available to members throughout the academic year.

Most importantly, for many veterans, the organization provide opportunities for members to just talk and unwind with students of a similar background.

Certification of Benefits

Immediately following registration held in the beginning of each semester, students who are taking courses leading towards degree requirements are eligible for benefits through the Veterans Administration and can be certified by the Director of Student Services in the Student Records Office. In accordance with Title 38, United States Code, Veterans Benefits, Loyola University certifies only those students who are admitted to a degree program and who are making satisfactory progress as determined by the probationary and exclusion policies of the university's colleges.

Reimbursement is certified for courses only and excludes noncredit courses. All inquiries concerning the certification should be directed to the Office of Student Records, 504-865-3237 or email kgros@loyno.edu.

 CREDIT HOUR CERTIFICATION RULES FOR VETERANS

Classification Full-Time 3/4 Time 1/2 Time 1/4 Time
Undergraduate 12 hours 9 hours 6 hours 3 hours
Graduate  6 hours 4-5 hours 3 hours less than 3
Law  9 hours 6 hours 4-5 hours less than 3
Summer School  6 hours 3 hours    

Yellow Ribbon Participation

Loyola University New Orleans participates in the Yellow Ribbon program for those veterans who are 100% eligible for the Post 9-11 benefit. Loyola will provide up to $12,000 per academic year which VA will match. This is in addition to the Post 9-11 benefit of $20,235 per academic year. This benefit is available to all eligible undergraduate, graduate and nursing doctoral students. This benefit is available to a maximum of 25 students from the College of Law.

GI Bill Comparison Tool

Calculate your benefits and research approved programs - 

http://department-of-veterans-affairs.github.io/gi-bill-comparison-tool/

The College Scorecard

This is a consumer planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school.

http://collegecost.ed.gov/scorecard/

The College Navigator

This is a consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and a features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Paying for College

This site can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one and enter actual financial aid award information.

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/

Resources Available for Veterans (on campus)

Academic Resource Center - The ARC is committed to providing a comprehensive academic support system for a diverse student body in all four undergraduate colleges - academic counseling, tutorial service, and disability services.

University Counseling Center - Services include psychiatric services, psychological testing, outreach, crisis intervention

Career Development - EMPLOYOLA should be your first stop in any job or internship search.  

Principles Of Excellence

Loyola University New Orleans is a participating institution in the Princples of Excellence program established by President Barack Obama in April 2012. These Principles are designed to help veterans and their families make informed choices when using their educational benefits offered by the GI Bill. Loyola University agrees to the following:

  • Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an educational program
  • Provide educational plans for all military and veteran beneficiaries
  • End fradulent and aggressive recruiting techniques
  • Accommodate Servicemembers and Reservists absent due to service requirements
  • Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice
  • Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students
  • Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs

The complete Executive Order - Principles of Excellence - can be found on the following web site -

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/04/27/executive-order-establishing-principles-excellence-educational-instituti

Tuition Assistance

Loyola University New Orleans has signed the DOD MOU which allows Loyola to participate in tuition assistance.  Please note that these benefits are paid directly to the university are are only applicable towards tuition and fees.  Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guide.  Each service has its own criteria for eligibility. Tuition Assistance may not be used to support textbooks, grants or scholarships.  For further information visit, their website at http://www.military.com/education/money-for-school/tuition-assistance-ta-program-overview.html

Release Of Information To Veterans Administration

If requested, Loyola University New Orleans is required to provide Veterans Administration with copies of grades and academic records to support certifications or to show failure to meet progress requirements without seeking prior approval of the individual veteran.

Questions

Questions reqarding your individual entitlement should be directed to Veterans Administration – 1-800-827-1000. Other questions can be directed to Kathy Gros, Director of Student Records (504) 865-3237 or kgros@loyno.edu.  Her office is located in Thomas Hall 204.