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Military Benefits

  • In 1943, The New School became a pioneer in veterans' education when it launched a program to serve men and women returning from World War II. Since then The New School has continued to support our servicemen and women by creating a progressive, open atmosphere in which experience is valued as the substance of learning.

    Located in New York City's Greenwich Village, The New School is a private, not-for-profit university, accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

    The New School's Offices of Admission and Student Financial Services are here to help in your transition to civilian life and higher education, whether you are just starting out, transferring credits and military experience to finish your bachelor's degree, or moving on to a graduate degree. You can email an admission counselor at or call 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040.

    Below are some of the benefit programs that can be applied towards a degree at The New School. Once you are ready, check out the Utilizing Your Military Benefits page for step-by-step guidelines in moving forward.

    Post-9/11 GI Bill

    This law established a program at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide benefits for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The program provides benefits based on a proportional calculation of 36 months of duty for up to four academic years' worth of annual assistance. As of the 2013-2014 academic year, the maximum total annual award is $19,198.31.

    There are also provisions for a monthly housing allowance equal to the E-5 basic allowance for housing with dependents (based on college ZIP code) and a yearly stipend of $1,000 for books and equipment. For those enrolled solely in distance/online learning, the housing allowance payable is equal to half the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents ($684.00 for the 2012-2013 academic year).

    For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

    Yellow Ribbon Education Enhancement Program

    The New School will participate in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' new GI program. By enrolling in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program and providing additional scholarships matched under the government program, the university will be able to offer full tuition benefits to 20 qualifying veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

    Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty

    The Montgomery GI Bill program provides up to 36 months of education benefits payable for 10 years following release from active duty. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be subject to approval.

    Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve

    This program provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard Reserves, and the Army and Air National Guard. This program does not require a person to serve on active duty to qualify.