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

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:

Nicole Holton-Kelley


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.

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.