Veterans' Enrollment Procedures
Gardner-Webb University is dedicated to providing resources for our veterans and military families to be successful. With an ROTC program, an on-campus VA benefits expert, a dedicated Freedom Hall lounge space, and a newly emerging campus Military Club, there is no shortage of ways to become integrated into the thriving GWU military community.
Depending on your type of service or chapter, there are specific requirements and forms you must submit.
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level. Fry scholarships participants are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (also known as The Post 9/11 GI Bill®). Gardner-Webb has elected to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program in order to offer additional funds, up to $7,000, to qualified veterans. Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill may receive this supplemental funding.
Interested students should contact Gardner-Webb’s School Certifying Officer to express intent: Dawson Ridenhour.
When a school fails to follow the “Principles of Excellence” established by executive order of the President on April 27, 2012, students who are veterans may submit a complaint.
Students who are current military personnel may submit a complaint with the Postsecondary Education Complaint System. Complaints to external authorities typically assume that a student has exhausted all internal avenues to resolve a complaint. Veterans and military personnel with questions about their bills or financial aid my contact the Student Accounts or Financial Planning Office at Gardner-Webb.
As a veteran preparing for graduate school, you’ve no doubt researched your best degree options and schools, what you will need for your admission applications, and how you plan to pay for school. For many military veterans, the GI Bill® is the first option to help alleviate the cost of school. While it’s an excellent source of aid for veterans, it may be limited and not fully cover all education expenses such as books and fees.
In this guide, you’ll find funding tips you can use in addition to, or in place of, the GI Bill®. Many of the sources listed below are tailored to veterans, their spouses or family members looking for alternative options to pay for school. You will also find a checklist for applying for scholarships and numerous resources for finding additional aid opportunities.