Military & Veterans


Welcome Military Affiliated Students!

You have served us, and now we want to serve you.

Two military veteran students.

We have a variety of resources and services available for military affiliated students at McDaniel College to assist you, support you, and help you further your educational and career goals. We've collected them in one place to make them easier to find for all of our Military affiliated students including: Active, Reserve, Guard, Veteran, Retired, Dependent, Spouses and ROTC cadets.

McDaniel College provides a Veterans Affairs Coordinator to assist students with information regarding the GI Bill®, VA services, and connecting them with financial aid, the ROTC Program and assistance with the college’s application and enrollment processes.

VA Educational Benefits

The Veterans Affairs Coordinator is part of McDaniel College’s Registrar's Office located in Elderdice Hall, Room 106 and functions primarily to certify veterans' enrollment status in courses at McDaniel College to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. To begin the certification process, please complete the Request for Benefits Form and submit along with your Certificate of Eligibility to their office. To contact the office, please call 410-857-2216 or email: Fax documents to 410-857-2752

Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB-AD)

The Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty (MGIB-AD) may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship or on-the-job training and correspondence courses.

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities gain post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical or business school. These services help veterans prepare for, find and keep suitable jobs.

Chapter 31 Veterans are evaluated through the Baltimore Regional Veterans Affairs Office. Please call their office for inquiries at 1-800-827-1000.

Contact the college's Veterans Benefits Office at least eight weeks prior to your date of enrollment to ensure timely processing of paperwork. If you withdraw from a course or stop attending after you register, you must notify the McDaniel College Veterans Affairs Coordinator.

Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals seeking degrees, vocational or technical training, on-the-job training, flight training, correspondence training and licensing and more. Students eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® may be eligible for a McDaniel College Yellow Ribbon Grant.

Chapter 35 – Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)

The Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) Program provides up to 90 months of education benefits and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans.

Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® – Select Reserve (MGIB-SR)

The Montgomery GI Bill® – Select Reserve (MGIB-SR) is for those participating in the Selected Reserve in the Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard and Air National Guard. The Department of Veterans Affairs administers the program.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (GI Bill®). Under this program, the act provides payment for tuition, fees, a stipend for books and supplies, and a housing allowance for qualified veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001. Veterans who wish to be considered for this educational benefit must apply, qualify, and be approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Once approved, veterans may apply to transfer the benefit to qualified dependents.

The VA will determine eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33), and issue a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) which will advise the student if he/she is eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The McDaniel College Yellow Ribbon is a program designed to cover the student’s tuition and allowable fees above the annual maximum benefit. Students enrolled in McDaniel College’s Yellow Ribbon Program receive a Yellow Ribbon Grant from McDaniel College. The Department of Veterans Affairs matches that amount which combined will cover 100% of tuition and allowable fees. Only individuals entitled to 100% Post-9/11 benefit rate may participate in the McDaniel College Yellow Ribbon Program.

**Student tuition and fees will only be certified to the VA after an election regarding medical insurance coverage has been received by the Bursar’s Office.

Funds are applied to net tuition in fees in the following order:

  1. State and External Scholarships restricted for tuition only.
  2. GI Bill® Benefits
  3. McDaniel Yellow Ribbon Grant and VA matching funds

McDaniel College uses McDaniel scholarships and grants as funding sources for the school’s contribution for the Yellow Ribbon Program. As a result, previously awarded institutional scholarships, awards or grants will be replaced with the McDaniel Yellow Ribbon Grant. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program a student's remaining tuition and fees are covered one-half by McDaniel College and one-half by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Other eligible fees, such as lab fees, are taken into consideration when determining the McDaniel College contribution and the Yellow Ribbon match.

Undergraduate students receiving Yellow Ribbon funds who have also been awarded McDaniel scholarships may receive combined veteran's benefits, Yellow Ribbon funds and McDaniel scholarships up to, but not exceeding, their tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

McDaniel College ROTC Cadets during Commissioning Ceremony.

McDaniel College is pleased to offer you information about financial assistance. Their office is located in Elderdice Hall, Room 101. Their hours of operations are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach them by telephone at 410-857-2233 or send an e-mail at

All military affiliated students are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA. This will not disrupt receipt of educational benefits from the VA.

For more information, visit the Financial Aid section of this website.

Veteran Friendly Policies

Priority Registration

Veteran students who are members or former members of the Armed Forces of the United States are also granted priority registration for enrollment. For priority registration approval, submit military ID, DD214, or N.O.B.E. (Notice of Basic Eligibility) to the Veterans Affair Coordinator, located in Elderdice Hall Room 106. For more information, contact the Veterans Affairs Coordinator at 410-857-2216 or email

Military Credit

McDaniel College offers evaluation of military training and experience for college credit. All credit granted for military training is given based on the American Council on Education (ACE) guide recommendations. Veterans of the United States Armed Services may receive credit for the required physical activity courses if they provide appropriate documentation of their service

Contact Us:

Betsy Atherton
Veterans Affairs Coordinator

Office: Elderdice Hall
Hours: M-F, 8:30am–4:30pm

Phone: 410-857-2216
Fax: 410-857-2752

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