2017-2018 Catalog

Other Educational Benefits Programs

The Bailey Family Foundation, founded in 1997 by Strayer University past President Ron K. Bailey, is offering one $5,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student attending either of Strayer University's Tampa campuses. The student must demonstrate scholastic achievement and financial need. The scholarship covers tuition and tuition related fees only. Students attending either of the Tampa campuses may apply during the time frame of January 1 to February 28. Additional requirements, essay guidelines and the scholarship application can be found at http://bailey-family.org/.

Veterans Educational Benefits: Strayer University makes every effort to assist eligible service members, veterans, and their dependents in their academic pursuits. Veterans Educational Benefits are available for eligible programs at Strayer University. Application information may be obtained in the Admissions Office or from the Veterans Affairs website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/. Students are not eligible to collect full Veterans Educational Benefits for course(s) for which they are receiving military tuition assistance. Active-duty military students using military tuition assistance may apply to utilize the “Top Up” program directly through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Students must remain in good academic standing in order to receive Veterans Educational Benefits.

Various VA benefits are tied to a student’s academic load. For undergraduate students, the full time rate of pursuit is three courses or 13.5 quarter hours. For graduate students, the full time rate of pursuit is 9.0 quarter hours at the graduate level. Online MAT090 and ENG090 courses are not paid for by the VA. Independent Study courses are classified as distance learning courses by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Independent Study courses do not count towards a student’s eligibility for full on-ground housing allowance. Students should contact the VA with any questions regarding housing allowance eligibility.

Students wishing to utilize their Chapter 33 benefits will be certified twice each term. Students will initially be certified for credit hours. After the term begins, the University will certify for appropriate tuition and fees. 

Strayer University participates in the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students will be certified under the Yellow Ribbon program once their annual allowance of VA benefits has been reached. The Department of Veterans of Affairs publishes annual benefit amounts on their website.

Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Program: Vocational Rehabilitation is a program designed to assist service-disabled veterans to obtain suitable employment and promote maximum independence in daily living. Professional counselors from the Department of Veterans Affairs assist in preparing an individual plan which includes services and financial assistance necessary to complete a designated program. Students seeking additional information pertaining to this type of benefit should contact the Vocational Rehabilitation Department of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Department of Defense Educational Assistance Programs: The Department of Defense has established special programs to assist active duty military personnel with their educational expenses. These programs are administered by the various branches of the armed services. Eligibility requirements and the availability of funds vary. Contact a Post Education Office for additional information.

Strayer University also offers military scholarships for active duty military personnel and military spouses. Contact your campus’ Student Financial Services Department for more information. Those utilizing Post 9/11, Chapter 33 VA Benefits are not eligible for the military scholarship.

Pennsylvania State Grant Program: Pennsylvania provides grants to undergraduate state residents with financial needs who are attending college on at least a half-time basis and who will complete at least 50% of a two-year or four-year program of study at a Pennsylvania campus. Additional information may be obtained through Student Financial Services or at www.pheaa.org.

Florida Grant and Scholarship programs: Florida provides grants and scholarships to state residents. Eligibility requirements and the availability of funds vary. Additional information may be obtained through Student Financial Services or at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Employee-related educational benefits: Your employer may offer educational benefits to employees participating in post-secondary educational programs. Please consult your employer and discuss your educational benefits with Student Financial Services.

Private Source Scholarships: Many scholarships and other educational financial benefit programs are available. Students may obtain information about these scholarships by contacting the guidance departments of their high schools or by writing to local chapters of the organizations.

Additional scholarship opportunities may be available. Please contact Student Financial Services for more information.