The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is not required to receive veteran’s benefits or for the Yellow Ribbon program. However, as a veteran you may also apply for other forms of financial aid. Review our financial aid website for information on grants, loans and work for which you might qualify as well as the details on how to apply.
If you are a recipient of Veteran's Benefits, you are responsible for submitting any enrollment verification documents required by the VA to the LMU Office of the Registrar.
You are required to notify the Financial Aid Office of the amount and type of veteran's benefits that you will receive while enrolled at LMU. These benefits must be coordinated with other federal, state, and university aid that you may be eligible to receive.
VA Educational Benefits (VEB) must be coordinated with other financial aid awards according to federal, state and institutional policy. Students receiving VEB (including Yellow Ribbon funds) cannot receive funds designated for tuition/fees only that exceed the actual amount of tuition and mandatory fees for the University.
Tuition/ Fee only awards include:
At the end of each term, LMU will certify and report the number of completed units to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA will determine if an overpayment has been made to the school on the student’s behalf. An individual who does not complete all courses in the certified period of enrollment, and who does not substantiate mitigating circumstances for not completing such enrollment, will be charged an overpayment equal to the amount of ALL educational assistance paid for that period of enrollment. This means, the veteran is responsible for any overpayment incurred as a result of not completing courses. If an overpayment is determined, the VA will notify the veteran. Overpayment notifications will inform the veteran of the overpayment amount and whom to contact to establish a repayment schedule. Overpayments are collected by the VA Debt Management Center. In most cases, overpayments will not be collected during the due process period, which is 30 days from the day of notification.
LMU has resources to assist you:
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Military Service Interest Waiver
Survivors and Dependents Program (Chapter 35 program)