Veterans

Cleary University Student Veterans Coordinator will help you utilize your benefits under Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty Program), Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®), Chapter 1606, Chapter 31, and Chapter 35. If you are interested in attending Cleary University, or you have attended in the past and would like to return, you will need to apply for admission. Below is a checklist that will walk you through the steps to admission. During the application process, you will work with our staff and we will assist you in gathering all the information you need to apply. We can also do a preliminary evaluation of your transfer and military transcripts. If you would like more information, please click the link(s) below, or contact us at 800 -686-1883 or email veterans@cleary.edu

How to Apply and Use Your Military Benefits

Applying to Cleary University

For additional information contact:

Cassandra Tarnowski, MBA
Director of International and Graduate Admissions/SEVIS DSO
ctarnowski@cleary.edu
P| 800.686.1883 ext. 1051
F| 517.338.5075
Main Campus, Livingston, MI

Requesting Your Military Transcript

Cleary University recognizes college credit for military training and experience. While working towards your undergraduate degree, you may be awarded three semester elective credits for each year of active military service up to a maximum of 15 semester hours. To receive credit for military service, students should submit a copy of the discharge for (DD214). If a review of a student’s military training records indicates there is a potential for greater credit award, copies of the military training records and/or a copy of the transfer or discharge for (DD214) will be submitted to the American Council on Education, Department of Military Evaluations, for a credit recommendation.

Tuition Policy – Tuition Assistance Programs

Cleary University’s Student Veterans Coordinator will help you utilize your benefits under Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty Program) and Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill)

If you need help identifying Financial Aid Representative or want more information before speaking to them, please contact Joanna Olejniczak-Caushaj at 800-686-1883 ext. 1154

75% Military Service Grant for Undergraduate Students

This grant is available to current active military or honorably discharged veterans after all of your VA benefits have been exhausted or expired. 

  • Students are required annually to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and accept any grants and/or scholarships for which they may be eligible.
  • Honorably discharged veterans are required to provide a copy of their DD214.
  • Students can use the current generic scholarship application to apply and submit to the Financial Aid Office. The essay requirement is waived.
  • Students are required to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and successfully complete all classes to maintain eligibility.

50% Military Service Grant for Graduate Students

This grant is available to current active military or honorably discharged veterans after all of your VA benefits have been exhausted or expired. 

  • Students are required to annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and accept any grants and/or scholarships for which they may be eligible.
  • Honorably discharged veterans are required to provide a copy of their DD214.
  • Students may use the current scholarship application to apply (essay requirement waived).
  • Students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and successfully complete classes to maintain eligibility.

If you need help identifying our Financial Aid Representatives or want more information before speaking to them, please contact Joanna Olejniczak-Caushaj at 1-800-686-1883 ext. 1154.

Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program 

Cleary University will match 50% up to $1,000 per semester for current active military or honorably discharged veterans to offset tuition after the maximum tuition cap has been reached under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Military Guaranteed Tuition Rate

If you are called into active duty while you are taking classes at Cleary University, and you are not able to complete your degree requirements, we will hold your tuition rate for up to nine months after you have been released from active duty, provided the absence does not exceed five years.

Financial Aid

Please see our Financial Aid department for information about the financial aid process and scholarships.