GI Bill Benefits®

Information for Veterans

Active duty members and veterans of the US Armed Forces may be eligible for education benefits under the GI Bill®, as well as their eligible dependents. The official source of information about educational benefits under the GI Bill® is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at Please refer to the VA's website to learn more about the individual benefits for which you may be eligible.

Marist does participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program for undergraduate students eligible at 100 percent for Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Benefits. Active duty members are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon.  Students must formally apply to the Yellow Ribbon Program and they may do so on the Veteran Benefit Registration form below.  Please note: the College has a limited number of Yellow Ribbon spaces available in the program.  Eligible students must apply and the applicants are accepted into the program on a first-come-first-served basis.  Please refer to the VA website for more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Apply to the VA for GI Bill® Benefits:

Register to use your GI Bill® Benefits at Marist:

After you have applied to the VA for GI Bill® Benefits, you will need to submit a Veteran Benefit Registration form and several documents to the School Certifying Official to begin using your benefits at Marist.  The following link is the Veteran Benefit Registration form. 

Print out and complete the Veteran Benefit Registration form and send it along with the required documents via US Postal Service to:  Marist College, Office of the Registrar

3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  

or fax it to 845-575-3129.

Required documents include:

  • Veteran Benefit Registration form (see link above)
  • A copy of the Certificate of Eligibility or the Award Letter (for all chapters except chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation)
  • A copy of the DD-214 member copy 4 - long form (required of all applicants except dependents and active duty members)
  • VA Form 28-1905 (for chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation only) to be submitted each term

 Marist College Student Veteran Handbook:  Getting the Most Out of Your GI Bill Education Benefit