Types of Benefits
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) website provides extensive details on the education benefits available to veterans in various statuses, such as vocational/rehabilitation, the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and active duty.
The Haas School of Business, as part of the public University of California system, is one of the few top ranked MBA programs in the country that is able to benefit from the expanded Post 9/11 Benefits signed into law in January 2011. Depending on length of qualifying service, veterans can obtain:
MBA students who are fully sponsored, meaning all fees are paid by a third party or outside agency, may choose to work as GSIs and/or Readers. However, if you are eligible for a fee remission from UC Berkeley, you will only receive it if your sponsoring agency reduces the sponsorship by that amount. Fee remissions will not be paid to the student as a refund if fees are being covered by an outside source.
For those of you who waive the student health insurance, the Health Insurance Fee will not be triggered to your account, so expect a lower partial fee remission.
Overview of Process
After admission to the program:
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Haas School of Business continues to participate in the VA's Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP). The Yellow Ribbon Program is a matching fund option for U.S. military veterans who served at least 36 months and qualify for 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit.
The Yellow Ribbon Program provides funding for any gap in tuition and fees not already covered by the VA or other fee-specific award. The difference covered between CA Resident and Non-CA resident fees is approximately $1,551.
For consideration for YRP funding please send a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) with an email request for participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
The Fry Scholarship (expanded to include surviving spouses)
Nonresident Tuition Waiver: Sometimes Veterans can secure a tuition waiver which reduces the cost of the program. Information specific to military personnel is available on the Office of the Registrar website.
Health Care for Dependents: The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is only for individual students, not a spouse or children. However the University Health Services office has reputable options for dependent care coverage, which would be paid for separate from your student bill.