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Veterans and Military Information

Gordon College gladly welcomes students who are active in the armed forces, involved with ROTC programs or are military veterans. We work closely with our service members to ensure that they receive all of the benefits offered by the government to private colleges on behalf of those who have served or are serving in the United States military.

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*If the VA determines a student’s eligibility, they will explain the percentage of tuition the student is eligible to receive, which will be communicated to Gordon College. Once enrolled, the Gordon Registrar Office will confirm matriculation to the VA.

Yellow Ribbon Program
Gordon College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Up to 20 students at Gordon can be eligible recipients per year. Gordon will award a $2,500 scholarship which will be matched by Yellow Ribbon funds. Students interested in being considered may start by completing the online form below:

Yellow Ribbon Application Form

Delayed VA Payments
Under S2248 PL 115-407 Section 103, Gordon College will not impose a late fee, denial of access to facilities, or other penalties against a veteran or eligible dependent due to the late payment of tuition and/or fees from the VA up to the amount of the certified benefits. Any portion of the student bill not covered by VA benefits is still expected to be settled by the due date.

Policies Under Section 1018
As mandated under Section 1018, Gordon College will:

  • Inform an enrolled covered individual of the availability of federal financial aid, not administered by VA that is offered by the institution.
  • Alert the individual of the potential eligibility for other federal financial aid before packaging or arranging student loans or alternative financing.
  • Prohibit automatic renewal of a covered individual in a course and/or programs.
  • Ensure each covered individual approves of the enrollment in a course.
  • Allow enrolled members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components and National Guard, to be readmitted if such members are temporarily unavailable or must suspend enrollment by reason of serving in the Armed Forces.
  • Accommodate short absences for such services in the Armed Forces.

All new courses and programs have obtained approval from our respective accrediting agencies. For more information about our accreditations please visit: https://www.gordon.edu/profile/accreditation

Additionally, we will provide covered individuals the requirements for graduation and a graduation timeline in the form of an advising worksheet.

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Military Tuition Assistance (TA) Refund Policy and Schedule

This policy applies only to students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA). TA is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with Department of Defense (DoD) policy, Gordon College will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period. Any unearned TA funds – based upon when a student stops attending - will be returned directly to the military service from which the funds were provided, not to the service member.

In instances when a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, Gordon College will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned TA funds in compliance with the DoD policy. 

To comply with the Department of Defense’s policy, Gordon College will return any unearned TA funds up to 60% of the semester on a prorated basis. The amount of unearned TA funds returned is based on the date of withdrawal. After 60% of the semester has passed, TA will not be evaluated for a return to the DoD.

Withdrawal & Return of Tuition Assistance (TA):

Effective Withdrawal Date Return of TA
Before or during weeks 1-2 100%
During weeks 3-4 75%
During weeks 5-8 50%
During weeks 9-10 40%
During weeks 11-16 No Return

For courses that have durations differing from the above: Unearned TA funds will be returned on a prorated basis, depending on the length of the student’s enrollment for the semester. To determine the amount of TA that needs to be returned, the institution will determine the date the withdrawal was submitted, and then divide that by the number of days in the semester to determine the percentage of TA that was earned by the student.

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