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Trees and sunshine near Langdell HallAs a veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs through one of the many educational benefit programs offered by the VA. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® program (Chapter 33), is one of the most frequently used VA benefits by veterans. Under Chapter 33, students are provided funding for tuition, books, housing and required fees.

Harvard Law School is also proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the law which created the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Yellow Ribbon program allows institutions of higher learning to make additional funds available to fund tuition and fee expense that exceed the tuition and fees covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Under the program, the Department of Veterans Affairs matches school aid contributions made to eligible veterans. Harvard Law School has agreed to contribute the maximum amount to be matched by the VA for all eligible veterans. The combination of federal and HLS grants is expected to cover the full cost of tuition and fees for the academic year.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/​gibill.

Financial Aid Award Scenarios with VA Benefits (2019-2020)

Financial Aid Award Scenarios with VA Benefits (2019-2020)

  • 100% Post 9-11/GI Bill (With 100% Yellow Ribbon)

    Award Funding Amount of Funding
    GI Bill (Contributed by HLS) $24,476
    GI Bill (Contributed by the VA, paid directly to the student) $25,336 = ($3,042 monthly housing allowance x 8 months) + ($1,000 Book Allowance)
    Yellow Ribbon (Contributed by HLS) $23,153 with Health Insurance, $21,303 without Health Insurance
    Yellow Ribbon (Contributed by the VA, paid directly to HLS) $23,152 with Health Insurance, $21,302 without Health Insurance
    Total $96,117 with Health Insurance, $92, 417 without Health Insurance
  • 70% Post 9-11/GI Bill (No Yellow Ribbon)

    Award Funding Amount of Funding
    GI Bill (Contributed by HLS) $17,133 = ($24,476 maximum amount) x .7 (70% percent eligibility)
    GI Bill (Contributed by the VA, paid directly to the student) $17,735 = [($3,042 Monthly Housing Allowance x 8 Months) + ($1,000 Book Allowance)] x .7 (70% percent eligibility)
                                                   Total $34,868
      *students who do not receive 100% Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are eligible to apply for Need Based Aid

Links for Additional VA Benefits Resources