Liason for Veterans Affairs

Application Form to apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program at Tulane University:

Download 2013-2014 Yellow Ribbon Application Form.doc

NOTE: Students must be eligible for 100% of the Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) benefits to be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program.

The Veterans Affairs office is an office within Tulane University's Office of the Registrar, that provides services to veterans and survivors of veterans who are eligible for veteran's educational benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program. The office helps students apply for benefits, provides information, and serves as a liaison between the student and the VA Regional Processing Office.

Students must contact the Tulane University Veterans Affairs Office to provide information on their intent to use veterans benefits (i.e. what chapter) before the certification process with the VA can begin. You may contact Ms. Holly DiDomenico in person at the Registrar's Office, Room 103 at 110 Gibson Hall, by phone at (504) 314-2856, or by email hdidomen@tulane.edu.

Very Important: students that are in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medecine (SPHTM), Medical School, the A.B. Freeman School of Business in Houston, TX and the Biloxi, MS campus MUST BE CERTIFIED BY THOSE SCHOOLS each semester and not by Ms. DiDomenico. The contact information for each is:

SPHTM - Susan Cantrell (504-988-7642)
MD - Rondel Frank (504-988-7423)
Houston - Debra Nowak (713-586-6411)
Biloxi - Elliot (228-388-5769)
 
Important: it is the student's responsibility to report all enrollment changes to the Tulane University Veterans office as soon as they occur in order to maintain disbursement of the education benefits.

The coordinator of Veterans Affairs is your advocate and will ensure that all veterans and their survivors are aware of the various benefits available to them.

Apply for G.I. Bill Benefits Online: (VONAPP) (VA Form 22-1990)
Change your G.I. Bill Benefits (VA Form 22-1995)
Change your Educational Program (major) (VA Form 22-1995)

Apply for Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (VA Form 22-5490)
Change your Educational Assistance (VA Form 22-5495)
Change your Educational Program (major) with the VA (VA Form 22-5495)

Active Duty Verification form (temporary residency for tuition purposes). This form is to be returned to the Admissions Office.

Quick Links:
GI Bill Payment Rates
*NEW* - Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33)
Sign-up for email alerts as new information is released
Information for Returning Servicemembers and Veterans
Army Knowledge Online
Air Force Portal
Coast Guard Website
Marines Online
Navy Knowledge Online
National Guard Benefits (Federal Benefits Only)

The G.I. Bill Website

VA Information Sites:
Tuition Assistance "Top-Up" MGIB for Active Duty (Chapter 30)

Military Service Schools. The School of Continuing Studies at Tulane is pleased to be a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. Since Tulane is a private university, SCS has no special residency or legal domicile requirements found at state institutions. SCS has an "open" admissions policy that places more emphasis on a student's potential rather than his or her past educational record. Students are admitted if they have graduated from high school or have a GED. There are no admissions tests or required ACT/SAT scores.

SOC Criteria. The School of Continuing Studies became a voluntary member of SOC in order to help meet the undergraduate-level educational needs of both active-duty and retired military servicemembers. The School of Continuing Studies has agreed to extend to servicemembers educational opportunities that may be distinct from common institutional practices both at Tulane and many other colleges and universities. This is best characterized by The School of Continuing Studies agreeing to be flexible and recognizing the unique and sometimes limiting conditions faced by servicemembers. This includes awarding credit through the use of CLEP and other accepted practices, and the use of the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services.

Links for Ordering Military Transcripts:
Air Force
Army
Coast Guard
Navy & Marines
Defense Language Institute

Local Veterans Affairs Offices: New Orleans Regional Office
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs urges all veterans feeling overwhelmed or in distress to contact them. Please phone 1-800-273-TALK, and tell them you are a veteran, or visit their website: http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/
  • "Vet Centers" Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone.
  • National Veterans Foundation "Veterans Helping Veterans".
  • Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

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