Veterans Assistance

Post 911 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon Program
Missouri Baptist University is pleased to offer a tuition-free education to students who qualify for full benefits under the Post 911 GI Bill®. Veterans must have served more than 36 cumulative months of active duty since Sept. 10, 2001. To determine eligibility for Post 911 GI Benefits or to apply, visit the VA website. For information on MBU’s Yellow Ribbon Program, which will cover the balance of tuition after Post 911 benefits are applied, call your admissions representative at (877) 434-1115.

Montgomery GI Bill®
The Montgomery GI Bill® predates the Post 911 GI Bill® and is applicable to students who do not qualify, or are not eligible for full benefits, under the new GI Bill®. Tuition benefits vary by type of educational program, length of service, military rank and applicable kickers.

Vocational Rehabilitation
The federal government provides numerous benefits through the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Specific questions pertaining to benefit eligibility at Missouri Baptist University should be directed to Elizabeth Poeling.

Federal Tuition Assistance
Students serving in Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve Military branches are eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA) through the Department of Defense’s Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Students should meet with their Educational Services Officer and apply through their respective military branch portals prior to enrolling in courses. You cannot receive Federal TA with some types of VA educational benefits. Specific questions pertaining to benefit eligibility at Missouri Baptist University should be directed to Elizabeth Poeling.

Resources for Student Veterans During COVID-19

Frequent Questions:

How do I know which GI Bill® will provide greater benefits?
The level of benefits varies for each veteran. However, the VA provides a comparison tool to assist students in making a decision between the two programs. We encourage students to complete this step before making a decision between the two programs.

How do I apply for either of these GI Bills®?
You may access GI Bill® Applications through the VA Website:

How do I apply for the MBU Yellow Ribbon Match?
The MBU Yellow Ribbon match will automatically be awarded to students for whom the institution receives Post 911 GI Bill® funds. Students must be eligible for 100% of the Post 911 GI Bill® to qualify for Yellow Ribbon.

GI Bill® Registered Trademark Attribution Notice
‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”