Education Benefits for Veterans

Yellow Ribbon Program

Mount Ida College thanks you for your service to our country. We are a proud participant of the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Program, which helps qualified military veterans earn their degrees. In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, qualifying veterans who enroll at Mount Ida will receive grant aid that covers the majority of tuition and fee charges. Funds are credited to your tuition account upon receipt of funds from the Veteran Affairs.

  • Undergraduate Level: Veterans can receive up to $10,000 in Mount Ida College matching grant aid.
  • Graduate Level: Veterans can receive up to $5,000 in Mount Ida College matching grant aid.

Please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to obtain your Certificate of Eligibility. You can also review your eligibility for benefits at or call the Veterans Affairs help line at 888.442.4551.  Once you receive your Certificate of Eligibly from the VA you will need to forward a copy to the Registrar’s Office in Holbrook Hall. The college’s Certifying Official will certify your enrollment with the VA after the add/drop period each semester.

Learn more about the GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program in our 2014-2015 Financial Aid Award Guide and 2015-2016 Financial Aid Award Guide.

Montgomery GI Bill

In addition, Mount Ida College is a proud supporter and participant of the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), which is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (Chapter 30), active duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months, and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.

Under The Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606), a reservist must be actively drilling and have a six-year obligation in the Selected Reserve to be eligible.