Paying for Your Education

Veteran Benefits

Post - 9/11 GI Bill

 

The University of Fairfax is pleased to accept Post - 9/11 GI Bill benefits for eligible students. Only active duty service performed after September 10, 2001 is considered for determining eligibility for this benefit. A veteran's level of eligibility is determined by his/her accrued length of service after September 10, 2001. Eligible veterans with less than 100% eligibility receive a pro-rated percentage of the maximum award. Award percentages range from 40% to 100%. To determine your eligibility visit the V.A. Calculator.

 

Who is Eligible?

 

Any veteran may apply for this benefit and may be eligible if:

 

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001 of at least 90 days
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001 or
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post - 9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran's service under the eligibility criteria listed above

 

How to Qualify?

 

To qualify for the Post - 9/11 GI Bill you must:

 

  • Submit an application for the Post - 9/11 GI Bill to the Department of Veterans Affairs here
  • Provide a certificate of eligibility to your Admissions Officer; and
  • Obtain admission to the University of Fairfax

Fellowships

Cybersecurity Best Practices Fellowship

 

The University has established the CISSP Best Practices Fellowship to support and encourage cybersecurity professionals to obtain the CISSP certification. This Fellowship applies only to IC7000, the (ISC)2 Official CISSP Review Seminar taken as part of the CISSP Best Practices graduate certificate. Students must be in good academic standing and meet financial obligations to the University in order to receive the Fellowship.

 

Information Security Certification Fellowship

 

The University has established an Information Security Certification Fellowship Fund for degree-seeking applicants who hold selected, recognized information security certifications such as CISSP, CISM, and CISA. This Fellowship serves to encourage information security professionals to advance their careers in order to increase the security of public and private information systems. Only active certifications held prior to enrollment in a University of Fairfax degree program are eligible for consideration. Students must remain in good academic standing and meet financial obligations to the University in order to continue to receive Fellowship disbursements.

 

NSA Certification Fellowship

 

The NSA has validated the University of Fairfax curriculum as mapping 100% to the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Standards 4012. To support and encourage cybersecurity professionals to obtain NSA certifications, the University has established the NSA Certification Fellowship Fund. Fellowship awards are based on merit. Students must remain in good academic standing and meet financial obligations to the University in order to continue to receive Fellowship disbursements.

 

FISMA Fellowship

 

The University has established the FISMA Fellowship Fund to support research that is needed to improve FISMA compliance. Preference is given to individuals who demonstrate a capability and motivation to undertake FISMA compliance-related projects. FISMA Fellowship awards are based on merit and/or need. Students must remain in good academic standing and meet financial obligations to the University in order to continue to receive fellowship disbursements.

 

Cyber Policy Fellowship

 

To support and encourage cybersecurity professionals to address cybersecurity policy level challenges, the University has established the Cybersecurity Policy Tuition Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to qualified and motivated students who wish to address cybersecurity challenges and advance their cybersecurity careers. Students must remain in good academic standing and meet financial obligations to the University in order to continue to receive disbursements each session towards their tuition.

 

 

Military Benefits for Active Duty and Discharged Service Personnel

CHAPTER 30: Active Duty/Veteran

 

Benefits for less than three years: $1,270/month

Benefits for three or more years: $1,564/month

 

CHAPTER 31: Disabled Veterans

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs pays the cost of tuition, books, and all fees directly to University of Fairfax. In addition, the veteran receives an allowance from the VA as follows:

 

Number of Dependents Full Time Three-Quarter Time One-Half Time

No Dependents $585.11 $439.64 $294.17

One Dependent $725.78 $545.13 $364.47

Two Dependents $855.28 $639.45 $428.42

Each Additional Dependent $62.34 $47.94 $31.99

 

CHAPTER 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill

 

The Post-9/11 GI Bill program is comprised of multiple payments. The maximum amounts listed on this page are applicable to individuals eligible for the full benefit (100% eligibility tier). If you are not eligible for the full benefit, the payment and maximum amounts will be prorated based on your eligibility percentage. Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill you may receive a:

 

Tuition & fee payment sent directly to the school up to $19,198.31

Monthly housing allowance sent to you

Books and supplies stipend sent to you

One-time rural benefit for certain veterans

 

CHAPTER 35: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance

 

Individual benefit of $987/month for the spouse or dependent of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled or whose death was service-connected.

 

CHAPTER 1606: Selected Reserves

 

Benefit: $356/month (and you may be eligible for a kicker)

 

CHAPTER 1607: Reservists Called to Active Duty

 

Two Years Service: $1,251.20/month

One Year Service: $983.40/month

90 Days to One Year Service: $625.60/month

 

For more information or questions regarding military benefits, contact:

 

Tyler D. Atkinson

540-769-8381

tatkinson@ufairfax.edu