Veteran Students At ESTEEM

Veteran Application Checklist

The ESTEEM Graduate Program is grateful for the military service of our country's Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers. In addition to the scholarships offered by ESTEEM, U.S. Veterans are often able to fund their degree with benefits from the GI Bill. In addition, the Yellow Ribbon Program, enacted by Congress and run by the Veterans Administration, is a matching program that authorizes significant educational benefits to eligible U.S. veterans.

Assuming a 100% benefit level, the financial picture for eligible veterans is as follows for 2019–2020:

Graduate Tuition and Fees ($55,308)
GI Bill tuition funding $24,477
VA Yellow Ribbon funding $15,416
ND Yellow Ribbon funding $15,416

In addition to tuition assistance, veterans may be eligible for up to $1326 as a monthly housing stipend and $1000 towards books and supplies. All together, this means that a veteran student could attend ESTEEM with little to no out of pocket expenses.

For more information regarding the financial commitment for the current academic year from ESTEEM and the University, please refer here and click on the "Graduate Information Sheet".  


Questions regarding requirements for a veteran to receive GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon benefits should be directed to the VA Regional Office in Indianapolis (317-916-3684) or to the VA Regional Office in veteran's home state.  General questions regarding the University of Notre Dame's participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services (574-631-6445).


Interested students may apply for acceptance into ESTEEM at any time; requirements and process are detailed here,

Additional Resources  

  • Read here about Dan Kervick and Nate Miller, who both came from service in the United States Navy before coming to ESTEEM.
  • Read more about Niels Seim and Danny Cole and their experiences as ESTEEM students with support from the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.