Yellow Ribbon Benefits

The Carey Business School participates in the Yellow Ribbon program.  For the 2016-17 academic year, we support 25 graduate scholarships. Graduates receive up to $5,000 with the VA match of up to $5,000.

Get more information on the Yellow Ribbon program.

Post-9/11 Benefits

Who’s eligible?  

Students who have served in the Armed Forces on or after 9/11/2001 for at least 90 days are eligible. Students must have served for three years of active duty after 9/11/2001 to be eligible for the full benefit or have been discharged due to a service-connected disability.

What are the types of benefits?  

There are three basic benefits:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Monthly Housing Stipend
  • Book Allowance Stipend

Qualified individuals are eligible to receive education benefits for 36 months (the equivalent of four academic years).  Other benefits include a tutoring benefit and a certification/licensing examination benefit.

How much is a student eligible for?  

The payment rates vary based on state of residence, the state your school is located in, number of units taken and duration of post 9/11 service. 

The percentage of combined benefit eligibility based on post 9/11 service is:

Eligibility Period of POST-9/11 ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE
100% 36 months or more, 30 or more consecutive days with disability related discharge
90% 30 to 35 months
80% 24 to 29 months
70% 18 to 23 months
60% 12 to 17 months
50% 6 to 11 months
40% 90 days to 5 months
What are the tuition benefits at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and who certifies?

Tuition and fees are covered up to $21,970.46 per academic year in 2016-17. Corey Meyer in the Office of the Registrar will certify your eligibility. You may contact her at carey.veteran@jhu.edu.

What is the Monthly Housing Stipend?

The housing stipend is paid directly to a student on a monthly basis and equals the amount of the basic housing for military personal in military housing adjusted by the zip code of the educational institution where the student is enrolled. Students enrolled in 100% online courses are limited to $684.00 monthly.

What is the Book Allowance Stipend?

The annual maximum is $1000 per academic year ($41.61 per credit hour up to 24 credit hours each academic year) and is paid in two equal payments directly to a student at the beginning of his/her semester.

What is the tutoring benefit?

Students who have been determined to require tutoring are eligible for $100 per month for up to 12 months. This benefit is not charged against the 36-month entitlement.

What is the Licensing/Certification Examination Benefit?

Up to $2000 is provided to cover the cost of one licensing or certification test. This benefit is not charged against the 36-month entitlement.

​Are active duty students eligible?

Students on active military duty can receive up to the full amount of tuition and fees but housing allowances and books and supplies are not payable. These students may want to postpone utilizing Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits until they have used all 36 months of Chapter 30 benefits in order to qualify for an additional 12 months of educational benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill (48 months of educational benefits in total).

Can benefits be transferred to family members?

Eligible students may transfer a portion of their education benefits to their spouse and or eligible dependent children.

​Should a student utilize Post 9/11 GI bill benefits?

Students should consider a number of questions in determining which VA education benefit is the best choice at this time. Some of those questions include:

  • Which benefit pays more?
  • What Post 9/11 GI Bill tier (which impacts the benefit amount) is the student eligible for?
  • Does the student have remaining entitlement under other VA Education Programs that would be best utilized prior to making use of Post 9/11 GI benefits?  

In making the choice of benefit, students should look at remaining entitlement under other VA Education Programs that would be best utilized prior to making use of Post 9/11 GI benefits.

Students who are eligible for Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits AND two or more other VA education benefits must make an irrevocable choice to give up ONE of the other education benefits but may retain TWO education benefits.  Students may be able to change which of the two education benefits to draw from depending upon eligibility.   Also, active duty veterans that are qualified for both Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits and utilize all of their MGIB benefits first will qualify for an additional 12 months of educational benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill (48 months of educational benefits in total).

Visit the GI Bill website for more information.

Please be aware that if a student chooses Post-9/11 GI Benefits, THIS CHOICE IS IRREVOCABLE. A student cannot retract the choice and switch to another educational benefit.

Tillman Military Scholarship Program

The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in Veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships and building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. 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 much pursue an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private, 4-year U.S. based accredited institution to qualify. For more information on application and eligibility requirements, please refer to the Pat Tillman Foundation website.