Veterans Pride Program
Fairfield University thanks all veterans for your service to our country and are delighted that you are considering our university to attain your higher education goals. At Fairfield we highly value the qualities you have exemplified during your military service - those of dedication, responsibility, and leadership. As students at our university, veterans bring a wide range of experiences from their service into their academic pursuits and they add much to the fabric of our undergraduate and graduate student population.
Fairfield University is especially pleased to announce that beginning in the fall of 2009, all veterans who qualify for educational benefits with the Veterans Administration will receive additional bonus benefits to attend Fairfield.
- Individuals who qualify for 100% of the VA benefits under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill will also have the opportunity to receive additional funding for program costs through the Yellow Ribbon Program which allows Fairfield to waive up to 50% of additional tuition costs with the remaining 50% to be matched by the VA. This means no tuition costs at Fairfield for the qualified veteran for both an undergraduate or graduate education!
- Fairfield is committed to assisting all veterans, including those participating in other educational programs aside from the revised GI Bill. For these individuals, as well as those receiving less than 100% Post 9/11 benefits, Fairfield will award a bonus grant equal to 20% of the uncovered portion of cost during the distribution of the current benefit.
Fairfield University welcomes all veterans and is dedicated to assisting those who have served our country to attain their educational goals. Through this web portal, we have provided contact information and important links to veteran sites that can provide you with more detailed benefits information. We are delighted that you are considering Fairfield University to attain your higher education goals and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you in the near future to our university community.
Undergraduate Student Contact: Tara Mitchell (203) 254-4100, ext. 3398
Graduate Student Contact: Suzanne Strazza (203) 254-4000, ext. 2500
School Certifying Official: Michael Flatto (203) 254-4000, ext. 2698