A summary of Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program benefit options is listed below. For complete details about each program, visit the GI Bill Web site.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
You may be eligible if you…
You may also be eligible if you were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001
If you were eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve, or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program on August 1, 2009, and you qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you may make the irrevocable election to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Once you elect to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you will no longer be eligible to receive benefits under your previous program.
Please note: Veteran’s Affairs, not Franklin College, determines level of eligibility and payments.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill pays up to the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition and fees. A participant may have tuition and fees that exceed that amount if s/he is attending a private institution. If s/he is enrolled at a Yellow Ribbon participating institution and the tuition and fees exceed the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition or fees, additional funds may be available for an education program without an additional charge to entitlement. Institutions that voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA will match that amount and issue payment directly to the institution. Franklin College is a participating Yellow Ribbon institution of higher learning.
Please note: Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive Yellow Ribbon funding. For more information from Veteran’s Affairs about benefits, please visit www.gibill.va.gov and www.todaysgibill.org.
Franklin College understands the unique situation that servicemembers on active duty face when trying to complete their degree, and values the sacrifices that these servicemembers must make. Active duty servicemembers must complete a minimum of 32 semester hours(25%) of their coursework at Franklin College to be eligible for a degree. Those hours are not required to be the final 32 semester hours. It is the responsibility of the servicemember to notify the Registrar if they are on active-duty and pursuing a Franklin College degree while completing their degree requirements elsewhere, and to ensure all degree requirements are met according to the catalog under which they entered. This policy also applies to Reservist and National Guardsmen on active-duty.
Additional Franklin College Information
Franklin College Campus Contacts
|Office of Admissions:|
|Office Phone: 317.738.8062|
|Financial Aid Office:|
|Office Phone: 317.738.8075|
|VA Certifying Official:|
|Jarrod Brett, Coordinator of Student Achievement|
|Office Phone: 317.738.8132|
Franklin College students may participate in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. IUPUI, located in downtown Indianapolis, is approximately 35 minutes from the Franklin College campus.
Through a cooperative program called the Consortium for Urban Education, Franklin College students may pursue the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program which leads to a commission in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserves. Franklin College is a cross-enrolled school through the Army ROTC Program. All ROTC classes taken and passed with a C- or above are applied as general elective credits at Franklin College.
The leadership and management classes are open to men and women who are full-time students. Students may take the first two years of Army ROTC without a military obligation. The first two years are exploratory in nature and offer one to two hours of academic credit per semester. Students who want to continue through the program and receive a commission upon graduation apply for admission into the advanced program at the end of the second year of ROTC. Selection is competitive. Franklin College students who are eligible for scholarships can receive significant scholarship assistance through participating in this program. There are no restrictions on majors for students interested in ROTC. Students who do not continue with the ROTC program may still use credits as electives earned toward any major.