Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial Aid for Military, Veteran, and ROTC Students
Resources for Military, Veteran, and ROTC Students
Welcome to Hampton University's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships! We are dedicated to providing guidance and assistance related to financial aid to our men and women who serve in our military.
You may be able to get money for college or career school as a result of your or your family member's military service. Both the federal government and nonprofit organizations offer money for college to veterans, future military personnel, active duty personnel, or those related to veterans or active duty personnel.
If you are a member of the military, you may be eligible for special interest benefits relating to your federal student loans. For information on limited interest rates, no accrual of interest, and deferment of student loans go to: StudentAid.gov/military.
If you are a disabled veteran of the U.S Armed Forces, you may be eligible for certain benefits. For more information about benefits, go to the Disabled American Veterans web page.
The University is also a part of the Servicemembers Opportunity College Consortium (SOC) of about 1,900 accredited institutions offering bachelors and masters degrees for service members and their adult family members.
If you would like to learn more about the Army ROTC Program,
please visit libarts.hamptonu.edu/mil_sci/.
Currently, we assist eligible, on-campus students participating in our Army and Navy Reserve Officer Training Programs (ROTC) by offering scholarships to help cover room expenses. Interested students participating in these programs must contact their respective ROTC office for more information.
Planning Tools and Resources
- The College Scorecard
- The College Navigator
- Paying for College
- Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
- Consumer Information
Military Benefit Programs
The University participates in the following education benefit programs for military members through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). To learn more about other federal education benefit programs, please contact the VA to discuss eligibility.
For eligible students receiving payments from the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 33 of Title 38, U.S. Code), the VA sends the payments directly to the University Office of Student Accounts. For all other Chapters of VA Educational Assistance Programs, the VA sends payments directly to the student. The Office of the Registrar is solely responsible for certifying enrollment for all Chapters.
Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program – GI Bill (Chapter 33 of title 38, U.S. Code)
- For military members who:
- Served at least 90 total days on active duty after September 10, 2001, or
- Were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001.
- Tuition and fee payments
- Monthly Housing Allowance
Yellow Ribbon Program (provision of Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program – GI Bill)
- For veterans (not available for active-duty members and their spouses):
- With 100% eligibility under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
- Attending participating institutions
- Receive tuition funding from the University that is uncovered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill
- The University will be reimbursed for the amount provided.
For more details on these programs please visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/handouts_forms.asp.
Students interested in these programs must contact the Office of Registrar in order to apply for Veteran's Affairs Educational Benefits, if eligible.
Please use the following link: http://registrar.hamptonu.edu/veteran.cfm.
U.S. Coast Guard College Student
Pre-Commissioning Initiative Scholarship Program (CSPI)
- Visit Website
Purpose: Students currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a bachelor's degree program, desiring to complete college, and receive commission as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard
- Sophomores and/or juniors accepted into the CSPI program and desire to enlist in U.S. Coast Guard
- Must complete basic training during summer
- Will receive funding for college for up to 2 years (tuition, books, fees, full Coast Guard salary – housing & medical benefits)
- During school year, students participate at least 16 hours monthly in Coast Guard activities
- During school breaks, students receive training and exposure to Coast Guard missions
- After completing junior year, students participate in 3-week leadership course (in Connecticut)
- After graduation, students attend 17-week officer candidate school (OCS) (in Connecticut)
- Successful college graduates completing OCS receive commission as an ensign (0-1)
- 19-28 years of age
- Outstanding moral character
- U.S. Citizen
- Eligible for secret clearance
- If single, not have custody of dependents
- May not have more than 2 dependents
- Be classified as a sophomore or junior in bachelor's program at accredited college (on-line programs are ineligible)
- Cumulative GPA at least 2.5
- Good financial situation with a debt/income ratio no greater than 30% of projected income in Coast Guard; no bankruptcy in last 10 years
- Must receive recommendation of a Coast Guard interview board
- Have no more than 6 years of non-Coast Guard active-duty military service
- If active-duty, student may be eligible if discharged before date CSPI selection panel convenes
- Must pass commissioning physical examination
- Must earn qualifying score on SAT, ACT, ASTB or ASVAB
- Must be willing to accept Statement of Understanding (i.e. work hours, training, character, etc.)
- No tattoos or body markings inconsistent with related policy
Application Deadline (1415 fiscal year): See the Program Deadline Dates section towards the bottom of the Plan Your Next Move to Become a Coast Guard Officer web page.
Resources for Military Families and Spouses:
- Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
- Federal Student Aid
- Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship
- The Mesothelioma Group - Cancer Scholarship Resources
- Scholarships for Military Children
- Scholarship Finder
Scholarship and Grant Opportunities:
- Tillman Military Scholars Program
- Heroes' Legacy Scholarship
- Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
- Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
- Tuition Assistance Program (TA)
- Fallen Patriot Fund
- Gold Star Wives - Scholarship Opportunities
- Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
- TREA Memorial Foundation
- The American Legion
- USA Military Beneits
- Scholarship America & Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship
Tips and Factsheet:
- 6 Tips for Veterans to Succeed in College (U.S. News Article)
- GI Bill Factsheet Pamphlet (Provided by the VA)
- 6 Ways to Maximize Your Education Benefits (Provided by the VA)
Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for questions regarding fees, billing/invoicing, and payments: http://www.hamptonu.edu/administration/businessoffice/.
For questions regarding Admission, Financial Aid, Registrar, or the VA, please use the following links:
- Admission: http://admissions.hamptonu.edu/contact
- Financial Aid & Scholarship: http://www.hamptonu.edu/studentservices/financialaid/contact/
- Registrar: http://registrar.hamptonu.edu/veteran.cfm
- Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov/landing2_contact.htm