Types of Schools

Post-secondary schools are typically one of three types: public, private non-profit or private forprofit. The type of school you attend is critical because it will affect everything from how much you’ll receive in GI Bill benefits to the type and quality of training. Public schools in the U.S. are generally state-funded institutions of higher education that include community colleges and universities. They are founded, operated, and accountable to state government entities. Public schools charge reduced tuition and fees to in-state residents and a higher rate for out-of-state students. Generally, public schools cost less to attend than private non-profit or private for-profit schools and rely on funding received by their respective state government, private donations, and charged tuition and fees. Public schools are typically administered by a state higher education board or similar. Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill students are eligible to have all charged tuition and fees for in-state students paid to the school. Students charged out-of-state tuition and fee rates may be eligible to participate in VA’s Yellow Ribbon program.

Private non-profit schools in the U.S. are primarily funded through a combination of tuition and fee charges and funding raised and invested tax-free in large endowments. Tuition and fee charges are usually higher than their public school counterparts. As such, private non-profit schools do not have state residency requirements, allowing them the ability to be more selective in whom they choose to enroll. Private non-profit schools are typically administered by a board whose members are appointed by alumni. Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill students are eligible to receive up to a national maximum dollar amount paid to the school for tuition and fees and may be eligible to participate in VA’s Yellow Ribbon program.

Private for-profit schools in the U.S. are primarily funded through tuition and fee charges. They are operated by private, profit-seeking companies, usually accountable to a board of directors that represent their respective investors’ interests. Private for-profit schools do not have state residency requirements and are more inclusive in whom they choose to enroll. Under the Post9/11 GI Bill students are eligible to receive up to a national maximum dollar amount paid to the school for tuition and fees and may be eligible to participate in VA’s Yellow Ribbon program.

Nova Southeastern UniversityFLMilitary Friendly
Oakland City UniversityINMilitary Friendly
Oakton Community CollegeILMilitary Friendly
Ocean County CollegeNJMilitary Friendly
Onondaga Community CollegeNYMilitary Friendly
Oral Roberts UniversityOKMilitary Friendly
Orange County Community CollegeNYMilitary Friendly
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical CollegeSCMilitary Friendly
Oregon Institute of TechnologyORMilitary Friendly
Oregon State UniversityORMilitary Friendly
Owensboro Community & Technical CollegeKYMilitary Friendly
Ozarka CollegeARMilitary Friendly
Ozarks Technical Community CollegeMOMilitary Friendly
Paris Junior CollegeTXMilitary Friendly
Pasadena City College (PCC)CAMilitary Friendly
Peirce CollegePAMilitary Friendly
Pensacola State CollegeFLMilitary Friendly
Performance Training Solutions, LLCOHMilitary Friendly
Phoenix Truck Driving InstituteAZMilitary Friendly
Pierce CollegeWAMilitary Friendly
Pitt Community CollegeNCMilitary Friendly
Pittsburgh Technical CollegePAMilitary Friendly
Purdue University NorthwestINMilitary Friendly
Purdue Uuiversity Fort WayneINMilitary Friendly
Queens University of CharlotteNCMilitary Friendly
Quincy UniversityILMilitary Friendly
Quinsigamond Community CollegeMAMilitary Friendly
Rady School of Management at UC San DiegoCAMilitary Friendly
Rivier UniversityNHMilitary Friendly
Roadmaster Drivers School - Atlanta, GAGAMilitary Friendly
Roadmaster Drivers School - Bethlehem, PAPAMilitary Friendly
Roadmaster Drivers School - Columbus, OHOHMilitary Friendly
Roadmaster Drivers School - DallasTXMilitary Friendly
Roadmaster Drivers School - Fontana, CACAMilitary Friendly
Roadmaster Drivers School - Kansas City, MOMOMilitary Friendly
Roadmaster Drivers School - North Las VegasNVMilitary Friendly
Roadmaster Drivers School - Orlando, FLFLMilitary Friendly
Roadmaster Drivers School - Phoenix, AZAZMilitary Friendly
Roanoke CollegeVAMilitary Friendly
Rochester Institute of TechnologyNYMilitary Friendly
Rogue Community CollegeORMilitary Friendly
Rowan UniversityNJMilitary Friendly
Saint Louis Community CollegeMOMilitary Friendly
Saint Xavier UniversityILMilitary Friendly
Salina Area Technical CollegeKSMilitary Friendly
Salisbury UniversityMDMilitary Friendly
Salve Regina UniversityRIMilitary Friendly
Sauk Valley Community CollegeILMilitary Friendly
Savannah College of Art and DesignGAMilitary Friendly
Seton Hill UniversityPAMilitary Friendly
Seward County Community CollegeKSMilitary Friendly
Simpson CollegeIAMilitary Friendly
South Florida State CollegeFLMilitary Friendly
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityLAMilitary Friendly
Southern Arkansas University TechARMilitary Friendly
Southern Arkansas University-Main CampusARMilitary Friendly
Southern Crescent Technical CollegeGAMilitary Friendly
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleILMilitary Friendly
Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleILMilitary Friendly
Southern Oregon UniversityORMilitary Friendly
Southern Wesleyan UniversitySCMilitary Friendly
Southwest Baptist UniversityMOMilitary Friendly
Southwest Tennessee Community CollegeTNMilitary Friendly
Southwestern CollegeCAMilitary Friendly
St Cloud Technical & Community CollegeMNMilitary Friendly
St. Ambrose UniversityIAMilitary Friendly
St. Bonaventure UniversityNYMilitary Friendly
St. Francis CollegeNYMilitary Friendly
St. John Fisher CollegeNYMilitary Friendly
St. Mary's College of MarylandMDMilitary Friendly
St. Thomas Aquinas CollegeNYMilitary Friendly
State University of New York at DelhiNYMilitary Friendly
Stevens - The Institute of Business & ArtsMOMilitary Friendly
Stevenson UniversityMDMilitary Friendly
Suffolk UniversityMAMilitary Friendly
SUNY Corning Community CollegeNYMilitary Friendly
SUNY MorrisvilleNYMilitary Friendly
SUNY OswegoNYMilitary Friendly
Taylor UniversityINMilitary Friendly
Tennessee College of Applied Technology - DicksonTNMilitary Friendly
Tennessee Wesleyan UniversityTNMilitary Friendly
Texas Woman's UniversityTXMilitary Friendly
The Citadel, The Military College of South CarolinaSCMilitary Friendly
The College Of New JerseyNJMilitary Friendly
The Culinary Institute of AmericaNYMilitary Friendly
The University of FindlayOHMilitary Friendly
The University of Rhode IslandRIMilitary Friendly
The University of TampaFLMilitary Friendly
The University of Tennessee at MartinTNMilitary Friendly
Three Rivers Community CollegeCTMilitary Friendly
Tiffin UniversityOHMilitary Friendly
Towson UniversityMDMilitary Friendly
Tulsa Welding SchoolFLMilitary Friendly
Tulsa Welding School & Technology CenterOKMilitary Friendly
Tulsa Welding School-JacksonvilleFLMilitary Friendly
U.S. Career InstituteMilitary Friendly
UEI College- FresnoCAMilitary Friendly
UEI College- RiversideCAMilitary Friendly
UEI College-BakersfieldCAMilitary Friendly
Union CollegeNYMilitary Friendly