Understanding Awards & Benefits
Veteran's Tuition Scholarship Program
Pace University offers a scholarship program to veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq since September 11, 2001. The new program grants eligible veterans a scholarship covering half the cost (50%) of Pace tuition for new students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. This award is only applicable to the fall and spring semesters.
The scholarship is open to all admitted veterans who provide a copy of their DD-214 form with the following designations:
- Global War in Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
- Afghanistan Campaign Medal
- Iraqi Campaign Medal
To apply for this scholarship, you must file an application for admission for full- and/or part-time undergraduate or graduate study. You can do this with either of our Undergraduate or Graduate Admission Offices. In order to qualify for the scholarship, a copy of your DD-214 must accompany your application. You can also apply online. If you apply online, you must mail your DD-214 form, along with your contact information, to the appropriate Office of Admission. In addition, you must submit your letter/certificate of eligibility from the VA.
Veterans who apply for the scholarship will also have the application fee waived. The fee waiver form should be printed out and submitted along with your application and/or DD-214 and letter/certificate of eligibility.
Once your application has been reviewed and you are accepted for admission, your DD214 and letter of eligibility will be reviewed. You will then be notified of the funding you qualify for whether this be Pace aid or GI benefits. Please note that the scholarship only applies to undergraduate and graduate programs. To retain this scholarship award, you will be required to maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA at the undergraduate level and a minimum 3.0 GPA at the graduate level.
The scholarship does not apply to anyone admitted into the Pace Online programs, the doctoral programs or the EMBA program.
The Law School has funding that includes both endowed and need-based grants for those who meet the criteria.
Also note that this scholarship is awarded in place of other academic scholarships or awards that you may have previously been offered. Applicants are encouraged to apply by early summer, but admissions counselors will continue working with applicants through the beginning of the fall semester. The Veterans Scholarship award is only applicable to the fall and spring semester; it is not offered during the summer sessions.
Once you have been accepted, you may qualify for additional financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information: (877) 672-1830 (toll-free), or (212) 346-1930 (toll).
Pace University began offering the 50% scholarship program to students currently enrolled at Pace. The scholarship applies to veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq since September 11, 2001. The scholarship grants eligible veterans an award covering half the cost (50%) of Pace tuition for current students enrolled full- or part-time in either the undergraduate or graduate programs. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information. In order to qualify, you MUST submit your DD-214 form before or during the semester for which the scholarship will apply. Please note that this scholarship is awarded in place of other academic scholarships or awards that you may have previously been offered.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Pace University is proud to be a part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, an educational enhancement program that provides scholarship assistance to U.S. veterans who have served in Afghanistan following the events of September 11, 2001. After financial aid, this program can provide full coverage for out-of-pocket tuition and fees. Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon program. Starting Fall 2009, Pace are seeking full-time, veteran students pursuing a bachelors, masters, or law degree. As a provision of the Post /11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, to be eligible for the benefits, an individual must be qualified for maximum benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Qualifications:
- Served at least an aggregate period of 36 months active duty after September 10, 2001.
- Honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability after serving at least 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001
- Dependents of eligible veterans qualified for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
How to Apply:
The Department of Veteran Affairs is currently accepting applications. By visiting The Department of Veteran Affairs website, you can learn about the application process as well as complete and submit an application; or fill out a paper application form (VA Form 22-1990). Veteran Affairs will then determine your eligibility. If accepted, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility.Once you receive your certificate, please fax to (914) 989-8789 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org as a scanned .pdf attachment and a member of our veteran affairs team will reach out to you with your next steps once you have registered.
Pace University was selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2016, an honor awarded to only 20% of all colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide.