Graduate Catalog

Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits

Students who have served in the U.S. armed forces may be eligible to receive veterans’ educational benefits to assist with educational expenses. Veteran’s benefits may also extend to a spouse and child dependents. Office of the Registrar, School Certifying Officials at Barry University act as liaisons between the students and the Veterans Administration by offering the following:

•Explanation of Barry University’s policies & procedures related to VA Educational Benefits

•Completion of Barry University VA Paperwork

•Automatic certification of attendance every semester

Additional assistance with GI BILL education benefits should visit the GI Bill website or call toll free 1- 888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veteran’s Administration Benefits Counselor.

Note: The Department of Veterans Affairs will make determination of eligibility for benefits.

Merit Scholarships/Awards Tuition and Fees Disclosure

Barry University merit scholarships are offered annually to talented incoming freshmen and transfer students based on scholastic achievement. The amount ranges from $2,000 to $19,000 annually. Scholarships are available to full-time students in the traditional non-discounted undergraduate programs, and are applied to the student’s tuition/fees. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to renew scholarships, and any change in housing status may also impact the amount of the scholarship.

  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Trustee Award
  • Dean’s Award
  • Red, Black, and Silver
  • Achievement Award
  • Barry University Award

Barry University Economic Relief Grant

In an effort to support those impacted by Covid-19, Barry University has created the Economic Relief Grant for eligible domestic transfer students. Only domestic transfers for Fall 2020 who submit a FAFSA and express financial need are eligible for consideration. Barry University Economic Relief Grant funds will be applied to tuition/fees. In order to be considered for this grant, a prospective student must first be accepted to Barry University.

Degree Program Approved for Veteran Education & Training

  • A student must be fully accepted into a degree-seeking program or certificate program approved by the State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for payment of VA education benefits. Please verify your program of choice is approved for the academic year you wish to start your education training by emailing the Barry University School Certifying Official at veterans@barry.edu
  • A student cannot be certified beyond his or her sophomore year unless a major is declared and only general education courses can be certified prior to the declaration of a major.
    • Note: The student must declare a major within the first two semesters.  

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® & Yellow Ribbon Program

Barry University participates in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, making a Barry education possible for men and women who joined the military after September 11, 2001.

A provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, this program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the annual VA tuition. The institution can contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses and the VA will match the same amount as the institution. For detailed information regarding the Barry Yellow Ribbon Program, please visit http://www.barry.edu/veterans/post-911.html.

Standards of Progress Policy for Veterans

A Satisfactory Progress Average (SPA), a variation of the Quality Point Average (QPA), indicates satisfactory progress for a student receiving veteran’s educational benefits. An SPA of 2.00 or greater for an undergraduate student is satisfactory; less than 2.00 is not satisfactory. Any time a student’s SPA is not satisfactory; he/she will be certified, in a probationary status, for only one additional semester. If, at the end of this additional semester, the student’s SPA is still below the satisfactory level, the Veterans Administration (VA) will be notified of the unsatisfactory progress and the student’s veteran’s educational benefits will be terminated. A student whose educational benefits have been terminated by the VA for unsatisfactory progress may petition the Registrar of the University for readmission. A University official will discuss the problems relating to the unsatisfactory progress with the student. If the cause of the unsatisfactory progress has been removed, and the student is readmitted, he or she will be recertified for veteran’s educational benefits.

Credit for Previous Training

Students eligible to receive educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with previous post-secondary training/experience must request official transcript(s) be sent to Barry University. If the transcript(s) is not received by the end of the first semester, the student’s educational benefits will be terminated until the transcript(s) is received. Should credits be accepted, the student’s training time and total tuition costs will be reduced proportionately. The VA and the student will receive a written notice of credits allowed.

Military Transcript Request Resources:

Joint Services Transcripts

Community College of the Air Force (Air University)

Note: VA does not cover any fees related to Portfolio review/assessment. For more information on fees related to prior learning credit not covered by VA, please visit Veteran Information - Tuition and Fees Reported to the VA.

VA PENDING PAYMENT COMPLIANCE

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), Barry University adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.

Barry University will not:

  • Prevent the student's enrollment on pending VA funds;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student on pending VA funds;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

To qualify for the provision, such students are required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) at the time of registration. Final deadline by the first day of class;
  • Provide additional Information and/or documentation needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other Institutional policies.

REMINDER: Students are responsible for any portion of their account balance not covered by VA educational benefits. Please follow the Barry University terms and conditions of your registration.