Educational Benefits

Educational benefits are available for veterans, family members of veterans, and active military personnel. These programs have different benefits packages and eligibility requirements. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® provides up to 36 months (4 regular school years) of education benefits to eligible service members (Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve) and veterans who have served at least 90 days on active duty since 9/10/2001. Benefits include paid tuition and fees as well as a housing and book stipend. Benefits are tiered based on number of days on active duty. Benefits can be transferred to a spouse or family member. To find out what you may be eligible for, visit the GI Bill and Military Tuition Assistance websites.  Currently, VA benefits may not be used for the new Master in Real Estate Program (MRE).

Yellow Ribbon Program

Harvard University is pleased to participate in the Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Program in which additional financial assistance supplements the base educational benefits provided by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The program requires the institution to specify the award amount and number of awards to be distributed annually. The VA then provides a dollar for dollar match of institutional aid given to eligible veterans. Only veterans eligible for 100% Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits or their designated transferees may receive this funding.

Interested parties should consult the GSD Financial Aid Office at [email protected] during their admissions application process.

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